Rafał Blechacz, piano

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

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This concert is part of the Kligerman Piano and Kimmel Master Artists Series. You can also Build Your Own Subscription or purchase a Season Pass. Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

About This Performance

The technical and poetic prowess of Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz will be on full display in his PCMS debut. Since winning First Prize in the prestigious Chopin International Piano Competition in 2005, Blechacz has had an illustrious career—made all the more remarkable by a recent sabbatical year he took to complete his Ph.D. thesis on the philosophy of music. His recital program demonstrates the pared-back elegance of Bach, the power of Beethoven, the tender melancholy of Chopin, and the full-color palette of Franck.

Bach: Partita in C Minor, BWV 826
Beethoven: Sonata in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 1
Beethoven: 32 Variations in C Minor, WoO 80
Franck: Prelude, Fugue, and Variations in B Minor, Op. 18
Chopin: Sonata in B Minor, Op. 58

The Artist(s)

Rafal Blechacz
Rafał Blechacz, piano
Winner of the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award in 2014, Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz has been praised as “one of the pianistic giants of our time” (The Sunday Times).The music of Chopin resonates strongly with Blechacz and he is recognized for his intelligent and expressive interpretations of the composer’s works, yet his abundant virtuosity and profound musicianship have incited equal acclaim for his performances of works by an increasingly wide range of composers,… Read More

Videos

Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 28 in A, Op. 101 (Rafał Blechacz)
Chopin - Mazurkas, Op. 24 (Rafał Blechacz)
WHAT YOU'LL HEAR