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Nov 9, 2011

Rafał Blechacz returns to Salle Pleyel, Nov. 11

On November 11, Rafał Blechacz will appear at Salle Pleyel to perform Chopin's concerto in F minor with Sinfonia Varsovia (dir.Grzegorz Nowak) for the concert to be held in connection with Poland's presidency of EU.
It will be his last concert in 2011.

Salle Pleyel program page

The winner of the 2005 Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Rafał Blechacz, then twenty years old, deeply impressed both the jury and the public. Since then, he has confirmed that he knows how to find the right tone, lyricism without affectation, which suits works of Chopin. After recording it under the direction of Jerzy Semkow, he interpretes here the Concerto in F minor, along with the Sinfonia Varsovia conducted by Grzegorz Nowak. If the program assumes a certain national tone, in addition to Chopin, a rare page of Karol Szymanowski is also inscribed at the heart of Europe, a cosmopolitan Europe where art and music flow freely. Nourished by impressions from a trip to Italy - unavoidable destination for romantics – the fourth symphony by Mendelssohn, who at the same time resurrected the masterpieces of Bach, is one of the most perfect illustrations.

Karol Szymanowski Concert - Ouverture opus 12
Frédéric Chopin Concerto pour piano n° 2
Felix Mendelssohn Symphonie n° 4 "Italienne"


preview "Concert exceptionnel de Rafał Blechacz et du Sinfonia Varsovia"

preview on Le Figaro
"One cannot change the team who wins! Between the young pianist Rafał Blechacz and his compatriot Chopin, the history continues since ten years ago......"

Institut Polonais Paris  (Polish)


  1. I saw his performance at Salle Pleyel last june. It was incredible. I belive this concert will be excellent too!


  2. Thank you Monika for sharing your impression! Yes it should be incredible.


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