"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!!