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Jun 30, 2011

Rafał Blechacz meets people of Bydgoszcz at his alma mater

Rafał Blechacz waits for residents of Bydgoszcz today

Today (June 30) Rafał Blechacz will answer questions from Bydgoszcz music lovers. He will also play for them a mini recital.

The winner of the International Chopin Piano Competition six years ago, a graduate from the Music Academy in Bydgoszcz in the piano class of Prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń will be at his alma mater before noon. For students and city residents, it will be a great opportunity not only to talk to him but also to give him birthday wishes. Today Blechacz turns 26 years old. The program of meeting him includes a mini recital by the pianist....The meeting with Rafał Blechacz begins at ten at the auditorium of the Academy of Music. Admission is free.

Bydgoszcz (audio).

This is a preliminary report of the interview with Blechacz by MM Bydgoszcz.

On his 26th birthday, Blechacz met with people of Bydgoszcz at the Academy of Music. After the interview he gave a mini recital.

Blechacz is the winner of the 15th International F.Chopin Piano Competition. Since then his career has gained momentum. Performing around the world.
Where is the best audience?
“I love playing everywhere. But probably the greatest fan club that I have is in Japan. When I arrive in Japan and have several concerts in different places, a big portion of fan club is everywhere,” said Blechacz.

Each guest was able to ask the Nakło-born artist. Many questions were about the ordinary, everyday life of Rafal Blechacz.
“Breakfast, piano book, piano ...,” joked the pianist.

There will be post of the interview in detail by Gazeta Pomorska.

Outline of the one-hour interview by Gazeta Bydgoszcz

Blechacz celebrated his 26th birthday in Bydgoszcz. During the meeting with the inhabitants of the town for over an hour the pianist answered questions from music lovers.

Officials of the Music Academy greeted him with bouquet of roses and beautiful singing of “sto lat (a hundred years)”.
“When hearing it, I immediately felt that I was at the Academy of Music”, he said, thanking for their good wishes. He appeared at the university in the company of his family from Princeton, US and the members of Japanese fan club, who appear at his concerts around the world.

“His music is extraordinarily delicate and pure. We love to listen to, when he plays the piano,” said Kyoko Hanamura about Blechacz, who came to Bydgoszcz on the pianist's birthday especially from Yokohama.

In Bydgoszcz, however, he did not play anything – he just sat at the piano, posing for photos. But the curiosity of people in Bydgoszcz was satisfied. They were able to ask him questions today. He talked about his concert plans, studies in Torun and the newest album, which will soon hit the stores.

from Bydgoszcz


  1. AnonymousJuly 14, 2011

    Coming to Poland from Japan to say happy birthday to Blechacz? They appear everywhere in his concerts (fan club?). It's extreme. I don't understand. Many people in my country buy his cd and love listening. That's it.

  2. I'm not a member of the fan club, so not in a position to speak for them. But I can say that most of music fans in Japan are not extreme, are modest and attentive audience, especially to such an exceptional artist as Blechacz.


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