On Sunday, November 21, Rafał Blechacz played Chopin’s Concerto No.1 in E minor with NDR Sinfonieorchester in Hamburg Laeiszhalle (matinee concert).
Conductor: Krzysztof Urbański
“On Sunday again Rafał played beautifully to the full house. There was a thunder of applause and stamping on the floor, and shouting and Rafał played one encore (Nocturne, posthum.). He would play more because the audience was insisting, but the orchestra rose from their chairs and thus declared the first half of the concert over”.
A ceremony was scheduled on Nov.21 to give Blechacz 2010 Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (Prize of the German Record Critics), but it was postponed to Stuttgart on Dec. 13 (schedule not finalized).
Rafał Blechacz 's next concert will be at Chamber Music Hall, Berliner Philharmoniker on November 30, with all Chopin program.
Tickets have been sold out for months.
Preview of the recital on culture.pl (English)
Preview of the recital on culture.pl (Polish)
Facebook posting by Berliner Philharmoniker