On May 14, Rafał Blechacz will play a recital for Schwetzinger SWR Festspielen in place of Nelson Freire. The Brazilian pianist had to cancel his planned recital in the Festival due to the tendinitis. German media has reported that Freire will take a rest until August and the organizer was able to win Rafał Blechacz in his place.
@20:00 on May 14
venue: Rokokotheater, Schloss Schwetzingen
news from speyer-aktuell (German)
news from morgenweb.de (German)
Website of the festival-Blechacz's page (German)
Rokokotheater, Schloss Schwetzingen (←See beautiful pictures of the venue.)
For those who usually follow Blechacz's artistic performances, the news could be a reminiscence of his playing for the Verbier Festival in 2006, when Blechacz appeared instead of Lang Lang who became sick to make a sensational debut.
See a review & a short interview with Blechacz concerning the 2006 Verbier recital