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Jun 14, 2010

Blechacz's great debut at Salle Pleyel

Rafał Blechacz gave a recital at Salle Pleyel, Paris on June 14;
his third recital in Paris following the first one at Le Théâtre du Châtelet in Jan. 2008 and the second one at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in March 2009.

"Rafał Rafal Blechacz had a great debut at Salle Pleyel in Paris tonight. He played beautifully and was rewarded with big applause after each piece.
At the end the entire audience rose and there was an unending standing ovation to which Rafał responded with two encores. Great debut at this prestigious concert hall of France!!".

(Many thanks to Roman Frackowski for the great news.)


News clip from Radio Information Agency (IAR)(Polish)

Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz appeared once again before the Parisian who love music. This time the recital by the winner of the Chopin Competition was held in the most prestigious concert hall in Paris - Salle Pleyel.
Blechacz came to Paris with a varied repertoire, combining different eras and musical styles.

In the first part of his recital at the Salle Pleyel, the Polish pianist played works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Claude Debussy. Of course, a very large number of music lovers in Paris still identify Rafał Blechacz with the music of Chopin, thanks to the pianist's triumph five years ago in the Chopin Competition. Therefore, the whole second part of the recital was full of music by the Polish composer. Blechacz played Barcarolle opus 60, Scherzo No.1, Mazurkas and the Polonaise in A flat major.

Rafał Blechacz is well-known to Paris’ music lovers. He appeared in Paris several times. His previous recital was held last year at another prestigious Paris music scene - at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

By Thomas Siemieński

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