|With Maestro Otomo, Osaka, October 2|
Rafał Blechacz completed rehearsal with The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and Naoto Otomo, the conductor for the special concert at Suntory Hall tomorrow, according to twitter posting by japan_arts.
"japan_arts" follows activities by Blechacz during his stay in Japan.
For example, on its Oct. 2 posting,
"Otomo and Blechacz met for the first time since 7 years ago when they performed together Chopin's concerto No. 1 in the final stage of Hamamatsu International Piano Competition. Blechacz was just 18 years old. Otomo lovingly said, "Oh, it has been seven years..." and delighted to see how Blechacz has been building up his career as a concert pianist."
|Maestro Naoto Otomo|
"I had an opportunity to interview Rafał Blechacz. What a nice guy! A man of integrity. He answered all the questions sincerely. If a musical performance reflects on performer's personality, his is supple and honest. Very much impressed!"
This is a link to photo of Blechacz's magical "hands".
**JapanArts official website posts Otomo's message in more detail with a photo of the rehearsal.
"I remember that his sound was beautiful and sensitive when we worked together in Hamamatsu seven years ago. I’m impressed that he has been developing an outstanding career since then. I feel that his extremely delicate sense of tempo characterizes his musical personality. When playing with the orchestra he maintained a good intension. Going over, he will play for various concerts of different occasions and I’m sure that he will keep on success".