Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Conductor: Roberto Abbado
|program brochure of Menton Festival|
"Rafał's interpretation of Beethoven's No. 2 was accepted with a big and long applause. He played on Yamaha concert piano. For encores he played two mazurkas. It was an open-air concert in front of the church, a little breezy and a thunder storm was upcoming but held off. The conductor Roberto Abbado (a change from Jakub Hrůša) has Claudio Abbado as his uncle."
The Parvis of the St Michael Church,
Basilica Minor, the title given by Pope John Paul II in 1999