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May 11, 2008

Blechacz concerts in Europe (Autumn 2007)

In autumn 2007, Rafał Blechacz played for concerts in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Poland, Lithuania and Viena.

This page provides links to some related stories, interview, etc...

Sept. 12
Concert @Brussels, Palais des Beaux Arts
Blechacz received an interview from the local media Ramifications.(French)

This is a machine-translated English version. (very good translation!)

Oct. 7
Amsterdam concertgebouw

Blechacz made debut in Piano master series and received big acclaim.
His performance was broadcast through the internet and heard around the world.
Quite a few Japanese fans enjoyed the excellent performance by getting up at 4 am in the morning. Also, a recorded performance was provided on the weekend.

Blechacz's official web site has some reviews on the concerts in Amsterdam and Viena.

Just before the concert in Amsterdam, Blechacz's CD Chopin Preludes was launched in Europe and Japan from Deutsche Grammophon.
In Poland, it obtained Platinum disk status in a few days.

The following is a copy of the DG Yellow News on the Platinum disk.

Rafał Blechacz’s Preludes Recording is Crowned with

Dear Rafał Blechacz DG Yellow News Subscribers,

After only five weeks after the international release date, Rafał Blechacz’s debut recording on Deutsche Grammophon has achieved "platinum" status for its sales in the classical music category in his native Poland. The album also received a "gold" award in the "international pop" and "local pop" categories. This exciting success bears witness to the
popularity Blechacz has earnt in his home country since winning the Warsaw Chopin Competition in 2005.

Rafał Blechacz was presented with the award last Saturday after a performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto no. 1 in E minor at the Symphony Hall in Poznan. He thanked the audience in his own special way with a compelling rendition of Chopin’s Waltz in C sharp minor.

Our sincere congratulations to Rafał!

Your Deutsche Grammophon Web Team

Another media report to talk about winning the Platinum disk.

November 9
Commemorative concert was held in Poznan.
You can have a glimpse of the concert here.

November 14

This is the news that reports how his concert made Polish community in this country happy. (English)

This is Polish news on the concert.

November 18
Vienna Konzerthaus

This is the site of news in Vienna (German).

And this is a machine-translated English (good English!)

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