On Oct. 14, ECHO Klassik 2012 awards were presented in Berlin Konzerthaus.
News release from Universal Music Germany
Rafał Blechacz's CD Debussy Szymanowski was awarded Solo Recording of the Year (piano, 20/21 centuries). (On Oct. 14, Blechacz was in US for concert tour).
Release from Swiss Orpheum Foundation
Four Swiss Orpheum Foundation soloists among the «Echo Klassik 2012» prize winners.
(.....)the young Pole Rafal Blechacz is honored for his recording of piano works of Debussy and Szymanowski. Blechacz came in 2006 at the Orpheum concert.
Release from KD Schmid (UK) (English)
Release from KD Schimid (Germany)
(.....) Rafał Blechacz receives the award in the category “Soloist recording of the year (20th/21st century) / piano” for his recording of Debussy and Szymanowski piano works. The album was released by Deutsche Grammophon in February of 2012. Reactions from the press have been impressive: “Suddenly music sounds completely pure again, wholly authentic; the message of the music comes from its innermost parts […]” (Die Zeit, March 15, 2012).