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Oct 21, 2012

Congrats and millions of thanks to our Pianist

Seven years ago today (Oct. 21) Rafał Blechacz swept all the awards at the 2005 Chopin Competition in Warsaw.

Since then, we have been always inspired by the indescribable beauty of his playing,
full of emotions and thankfulness.

Mazurka in C minor Op.56 No.3

What is he doing today, the special day for him as well as for his fans?
My guess is....he goes to church as it's Sunday, then he is playing piano (or organ?)

" I’m like a bird who has no day when he doesn’t fly. I have no day when I don’t play piano (laughing)".  (Interview with Tsutomu Nasuda, in Feb. 2009)

Or reading books of philosophy?

Best wishes for his continued good health, happiness and success!


"It’s all about inspiration", the narrator says when Blechacz starts playing.
"Suddenly, the entire music hall is inspired.
His concerto in E-minor wins the hearts of the public".

(From a documentary of the 2005 Chopin Competition on Frontline World)
 (Click on Watch Video).



  1. Rafal-san congratulations. Your piano always gives me energy and courage when I have difficulty in life. I'm looking forward to seeing you in Tokyo next year.

  2. I can't agree more! Indeed, we are lucky, witnessing history being made. His recordings will be heard and loved centuries later ♫

  3. They certainly will!
    I believe we are lucky to have him among us.


    1. "yes, this is an incredible artist and we all are privileged to live in this era of his".

      ↑ This is from an e-mail that I got from one of his admirers this January immediately after listening to Rafał's CD Debussy Szymanowski.

  4. Jimena SpainOctober 22, 2012

    Congratulations Rafal! Each time I see the video of the final concert of the competition I can feel the happiness you had in that moment. I strongly believe that you are the best pianist I´ve ever heard,I´m pianist too and I love to hear different pianists, composers, orchestras...etc, but your´s different, is so pure, so beautiful, so perfect, It´s like a reflection of your personality, my dream is to be as good pianist as you are some day. Your music inspire me and give me the energy to make the effort and study every day to reach each time better sound. Your music is perfect, the colours, the shapes, the phrases, all is so perfect and natural. Your music makes me feel many, many emotions, and sometimes when I hear you I cry of happines of be able to hear something so beautiful.
    I hope to see you at concert soon in Spain, I wish you happiness and succes.

    Best regards


    1. Sincerely hope that you'll have the opportunity to see him at his concert.

  5. It was this documentary when I encountered Rafal's music for the first time. It was about the competition but his musicality (is there such a word?) blew me off! This experience opened a new world in front of me and I started immersing myself in a higher art of music by pan Blechacz and other chosen people.
    I am very much looking forward to be at his concert in US next year!

    PS I totally agree that above fellow's comment about privilege to be in his era.

    1. Oh you saw him first in this video? Yes the video is powerful. It shows how the public is inspired once he begins to play. It happens whenever he plays. My life was also fundamentally changed by this.


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