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Feb 27, 2010

Zimerman opening Chopin Year in London

On Feb.22, Krystian Zimerman gave a recital at Royal Festival Hall in London, opening the Chopin Year 2010 in UK. The all Chopin program included two of Chopin's sonatas and quite unusually he gave an encore. Earl of Kent and his family were among the audience.

Zimerman was pleased by the enthusiastic response from the audience of the full house and he said that he had a conversation with Rafał Blechacz on the phone and knew that Blechacz was similarly responded by his audience in Warsaw on Feb.22, according to article (Polish)
English of the article, machine-translated

This article also reports that someone in the audience was unlawfully recording Zimerman's performance during the recital and Zimerman noticed it. This person was then taken by the Police.
This incident was reported by Jacek Hawryluk via Polish Radio news, too.

Related story by as of Feb.23.(Polish)

Read related story by Times of London, as of Feb.19.

Articles and Info were provided by Dana and Roman Frackowski.
Special thanks to them. Arigatou!


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