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Chamber Music San Francisco
Sunday, March 10, 2024 | 03:00 PM
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RAFAL BLECHACZ, PIANO
Chamber Music San Francisco, Herbst Theatre
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In October 2005, in a spectacular outing the then 20 year old Polish virtuoso Rafal Blechacz swept the field at the Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw: The Gold Medal (unanimously awarded; the Silver Medal was not granted) Best Performance of the Mazurkas Best Performance of the Polonaises Best Performance of a Concerto Best Performance of a Sonata Thus, Mr. Blechacz won every prize it was possible to win. His coup in Warsaw electrified the musical world, and doors immediately opened for him at the world’s most prestigious concert halls. He has performed with such orchestras as London Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, NDR Hamburg, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Camerata Salzburg, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia and Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich. He gives recitals in such major halls as Philharmonie Berlin, Prinzregententheater in Munich, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, La Scala, Vienna Konzerthaus, and BOZAR in Brussels, as well as in New York, Boston, Atlanta, Vancouver, Tokyo, Korea, and Taiwan. In 2014 Blechacz capped his own achievements by earning the esteemed Gilmore Artist Award, which includes a $300,000 cash prize. Rafa? Blechacz records exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon. His debut CD of Chopin Preludes won Platinum Record status in his native Poland, as well as the German Echo Klassik and French Diaspason D’or. His recording of works by Debussy and Szymanowski was awarded “Recording of the Month” by Gramophone magazine, and “Solo Recording of the Year” by Echo Klassik. These were followed by recordings of Chopin Polonaises and, most recently, works by Bach. Each time we present this stunning artist, he sells out Herbst Theatre and the crowds go wild. Don’t miss his triumphant return in 2024!

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