Rafał Blechacz gave a recital at Aula UMK (Hall of Nicolaus Copernicus University) in Toruń. The concert programmed as a part of the Festival of Science and Arts in Toruń was dedicated to the memory of the victims of the presidential plane crash in Smolensk.
J.S.Bach - Partita nr 1 BWV 825
W.A.Mozart - Sonata KV 570
C.Debussy - Pour le piano
F.Chopin: Ballad op. 47 nr 3
Scherzo op. 20 nr 1
Polonez Fantazja op. 61
"Rafał played beautifully in Toruń tonight. He played the same program as during his US tour.
He got a tempest of applause and played two encores responding to the audience request".
(With appreciation to Mr. Roman Frackowski for the news.)
"Recital beautiful!! Two encores: Nocturne and Mazurka. Standing Ovation!
Debate (panel discussion) was very interesting. It was an excellent experience.
The hall was full and there were many important persons".
(Thanks a lot to Dana & Beata, who won the ticket through the competition conducted by newspaper.)
”I had won two ticket and I and my mom were in Rafał Blechacz recital !!!
It was amazing experience. Listening his music is the best thing that ever happened to me . I can't describe this in words.
He is amazing and natural. His playing is true and honest. Rafał is miraculous.
Recital was wonderful and perfect . His interpretation of music is energetic and elegant.
Now I can't wait to next concert in Poznan".
(Oh, congratulations to Karolina, a young and new fan of Rafał Blechacz.
I am purely happy for you! And enjoy the concert in Poznan, too!!)
Press release by the organizer (Polish)
Blechacz played for free
The spokesperson of the organizer says that in the concert dedicated to the memory of the victims, Rafał Blechacz played pieces of Chopin and other composers for the academic circle and residents of the region for free.
Torun Gazeta.pl (Polish) (click the photo and more photos can be seen.)
Blechacz played for the memory of the victims.
It says that the famous pianist Rafał Blechacz played a recital at Aula UMK on the double occasion of the Festival of Torun as well as in commemoration of Fryderyk Chopin's 200th birthday.
TVP Bydgoszcz (Polish)
Another straight news of the recital.
Website of Torun - a mini review of the recital (Polish)
English - machine-translated←perfect translation! Bravo.
Gazeta Pomorska (Polish)
Lists comments of young people who were able to join the recital.
English of these comments
mmtorun.pl←some photos during rehearsal
Blechacz rehearses before the recital, Aula UMK, Toruń --from Gazeta Pomorska
Oh, how hectic it is in circumstances around him!
Impressive to see the artist with a calm mind never affected.