Rafał Blechacz will be awarded The Medal for Merit to Culture - Gloria Artis by the Polish government. The Medal giving ceremony will be held on June 22 at the Ministry of Culture.
Report of the ceremony (release from Polish government)
(Excerpt) ".........Rafał Blechacz, pianist and the winter of the 15th International Chopin Competition, will be among the artists who will be honored on Wednesday by the Medal of "Gloria Artis".
The medals will be handed over by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Bogdan Zdrojewski, according to the spokesperson to the minister.
Blechacz will be awarded with the Silver Medal of the "Gloria Artis".
Medal "for service to culture - Gloria Artis" is given to people especially prominent in the field of artistic, cultural activities or the protection of cultural and national heritage...."