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Feb 17, 2011

From Kansas City's Online Journal of the Performing Arts, Feb. 16

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If piano music is your forte, you can enjoy two young superstars: Rafał Blechacz with the Friends of Chamber Music, ...

The Friends of Chamber Music
Rafał Blechacz, pianist
Thursday, February 17 at 8:00 p.m.
Folly Theater
12th St and Central Ave, Kansas City, MO
For tickets, call 816-561-9999
or order online at www.chambermusic.org.
Rafał Blechacz
Twenty-five-year-old Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz plays the music of Chopin, Debussy, and Szymanowski in this Master Pianists Series recital under the sponsorship of the Friends of Chamber Music. Blechacz, one of today’s rising stars, took First Prize at the prestigious 2005 International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Since then he has performed at the Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, with the Berliner Philharmonie, the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt/Main, the Liederhalle in Stuttgart, at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, and Avery Fisher Hall in New York, among others. He is an annual guest at the Salzburg Festival and several other music festivals in Europe.

He has recorded three classical best–selling albums with Deutsche Gramophon, one of the few young artists sponsored by that label. This recital is his Kansas City debut. (Unquote)

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