Preludia - Unofficial website for Rafal Blechacz


Jan 6, 2012

From Russian websites

As I wrote as a comment of the previous post, this blog doesn't cover news/info. from sources written in Russian, Chinese, Korean and other non-Latin alphabet languages.  As an experiment, I googled by Рафал Блехач (Russian for Rafał Blechacz) and tremendous amount of information appeared.  It probably will take a whole week if I try to go over all the available contents.

This is from  The page looks like debriefing a bunch of art and cultural events of November 11, 2011.  See 02:24 -02:33 of this video and you'll see Rafał Blechacz playing with an orchestra and the narration includes such words as Rafał Blechacz, Warsaw, music, Chopin, Szymanwski and Grzegorz Nowak.  I believe  it is a fraction from the concert at Salle Pleyel, Paris.  Pardon me me if it is not (My knowledge of Russian is ZERO.)
Now I remember that one of the audience members told me that there were TV cameras apparently shooting the concert at Salle Pleyel on that day.

Correction: I then found that this video clip of Blechacz is NOT shot on Nov. 11, 2011.  It is from the concert in Moscow in May 2006. Sorry!! (added by Akiko, Jan.9)

Also you can hear an interview that Blechacz gave on Feb. 22, 2010 in Warsaw, just after performing Chopin's concerto in F minor (conductor: Antoni Wit) to inaugurate Chopin's 200th Birthday Week, 

Click on the red speaker icon at the bottom to hear the interview.  (English with Russian translation.)

Blechacz performed Chopin's concerto with Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra (conductor: Valery Gergiev) at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory on May 7, 2006.  It looks like that this website offers charged streaming service of the video of the concert that was televised in Feb. 2010. (I have no guts to try the streaming, though.) You can see some pictures on this site of Blechacz- then 20 years old.


  1. I had wanted to see news of conert with Gergiev. Thank you Akiko-san.

  2. My pleasure. I enjoyed the treasure hunting.

  3. the interview of 22 february 2010 doesn't work if you press on the red microphon on the bottum nothing happens

    Kindest regards

  4. Click the red microphone and a new window opens. Click again the red link at the bottom and the interview will begin.

    You need Windows Media Player Extension. (In my case, I was prompted to allow WMP-extension add-on, based on my security setting.)

    Thanks for the comment and good luck!

  5. Thanks a lot I tried it again and it worked.
    the radio france broadcasting yesterday of the concert on the 11th November was wonderful !!

    Kindest regards


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