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Mar 16, 2012

Excellent recital in Brussels / to The Hague

On March 14, Rafał Blechacz held a recital at Palais des Beaux-Arts/Henry Le Boeuf Hall, Brussels.

"Rafał played again an excellent, beautiful recital at the Palais des Beaux-Arts / Salle Henry Le Bœuf. Big ovation after each part and standing ovation of half of the house at the end. The audience didn't want him to go! He played two encores!"

Bravo to our young master pianist!

This is a review by an audience member posted on a website where hundreds of members contribute contents concerning arts and books.

Original review
English by google translate

".....From the beginning of the concert, one is struck by his personality; youthful, accomplished, sensitive and above all discreet....
.....The expressiveness would be at its height in the Piano Sonata No. 1 by Karol Szymanowski, which passionately brings together a storm of feelings and sudden lulls. Chords bounce, and give way to confidence then to whispers and then to heavy vibrating pearls, all in a crescendo of rising wind...."

Blechacz's hands by Marco Anelli

Personally, I had several occasions to hear Blechacz's performances in Italy a couple of weeks ago, every time stunned and struck by the emotional connection his exceptional virtuosity brings out. Simple, clear, lyrical, intelligent, sometimes poignant. His absolute devotion to music intact. In particular, the powerful rendition of the sonata by Szymanowski was dazzling and even spectacular by means of the impeccable technique, series of emotional culminations, (also impressive was how effectively he uses underlying resources; flexibility of arms and body muscle and motor ability.) If he's been changing by experiencing many stages in different environments, this powerfulness was the most noticeable for me, from the last concert that I saw about 14 months ago; and depth of interpretation. Chopin's pieces were just "incredible". I'm still immersed in the huge beauty.

**Carmen, a French fan of Blechacz attended this recital and writes her impression with beautiful pictures of the artist while giving autographs on her blog De la note à la plume.
(Many thanks to Carmen!)

On Sunday, March 18, @14:30, Blechacz will give a recital at Nieuwe Kerk, The Hague, the Netherlands.

program page

"Rafal Blechacz is one of the most exciting pianists of his generation. After his debut at the Concertgebouw, that was sold out, the Dutch daily Parool wrote: ‘divinely playing Blechacz becomes Chopin’. The Dutch daily called his playing ‘miraculously beautiful, moving and discerning.’ The ‘Polish piano wonder’ (Dutch daily De Telegraaf)’ won the prestigious Chopin Concours in Warsaw in 2005. He prepares each recital with almost religious devotion and thus achieves such a high degree of perfection. Blechacz normally performs in large concert halls. To hear him play in the intimate surroundings of the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) is a chance in a million".

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  1. Carmen DesorMarch 17, 2012

    I was there, it was great ! Pictures on my blog

    1. Thanks for sharing info on your blog. Merci!!


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