Preludia - Unofficial website for Rafal Blechacz


Jul 3, 2012

Excellent performance and big applause @Mariinsky Theatre

On June 28, Rafał Blechacz played Beethoven's piano concerto No.4 at Mariinsky Theatre's Concert Hall in Saint-Petersburg with the La Scala Orchestra under Fabio Luisi.

"Great reception by the audience, big ovation including enthusiastic loud shouting. To thank them Rafał played two encores (Chopin's pieces)".

@Mariinsky Theatre, (Courtesy Filarmonica della Scala)

Program page of Mariinsky Theatre (Blechacz)
Program page of Mariinsky Theatre

Рафал Блехач  (Rafał Blechacz) rehearsing
(Courtesy Filarmonica della Scala)

A few hours before the concert began, I saw a tweet from Valery Gergiev official twitter account that was written by Gergiev himself.

"Wishing the Orchestra @FilarmoniScala, pianist Rafał Blechacz and @FabLuisi a very warm reception at the Mariinsky Concert Hall tonight!"

Maestro Gergiev conducted at Mariinsky the previous night

Courtesy Mariinsky Theatre

Preview by a Russian site
(Beautiful pictures of this site come from the concert in Milan, May 21)

News by Itar Tass news agency
"The fourth piano concerto by Beethoven is played by the winner of the 2005 Chopin Competition Rafał Blechacz."

Interview/ review (audio) on Орфей
Review of the concert + interview with Luisi and Blechacz.

This website was found out by a Japanese fan who has a passion for classical music and an amazing net literacy;  Big thanks!!



  1. Thank you for these wonderful photos! Where did you get them from?

    1. Google!
      And thanks for your offer via e-mail. Now I have my hands full and my time is limited but I appreciate your feelings. Cheers!

  2. AnonymousJuly 06, 2012

    Is the concerto no2. by Beethoven in Monte Carlo cancelled? It's not on the concertdates anymore....


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