On November 21, Rafał Blechacz held a concert at Baluarte, Pamplona, Spain.
"Tonight in Pamplona Rafał Blechacz played a great recital again. There were shouts of praise and huge clapping after he finished the first part. At the end of the recital again he received a thunderous applause and shoutings of enthusiasm. He thanked the audience with two encores".
"Todos los pianistas tienen técnica; alma, pocos. Pasará mucho tiempo antes de volver a ver algo así. Maravilloso". (Mariano Jiménez)
"All the pianists have technique; soul few. It’ll take some time before we can experience something like this again. So wonderful! "
(Mariano Jiménez, musician, composer and professor, one of the audience members in Pamplona)
"Looking forward to having you here soon. It was a superb concert!"
(from Baluarte, via twitter)
Recital program booklet
Courtesy Baluarte Pamplona.
Preview of the recital
The young Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz, considered one of the most outstanding of his generation, will give a recital on Wednesday at Baluarte, in which he will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Debussy and Chopin.
Blechacz, 27, began to emerge in 2005 by winning in Warsaw XV International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition, which has allowed him to perform in the most famous concert halls in the world.
The pianist has participated in the most popular music festivals and has performed with the best symphony orchestras under the direction of conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Mikhail Pletnev, Charles Dutoit, David Zinman, Marek Janowski and Jerzy Maksymiuk.
In 2010, he won the Premio Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana (Siena, Italy) awarded annually by an international jury of music critics to young musicians for excellent artistic achievements.
His projects for 2012 include concerts with, the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and a recital tour in Belgium , France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, USA, EU and in the Ruhr Piano Festival.