In 2005 Rafal Blechacz was the uncontested winner of the 15th Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, garnering not only the Grand Prize, but also all four of the special prizes (mazurka, polonaise, concerto and sonata) and the Competition’s audience prize as well. Now with an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon recording contract, many awards and much acclaim, Blechacz makes his Chicago debut.
6:30pm pre-concert lecture with Abigail Fine
Sonata in D Major, K. 576
Sonata in C Minor, Op. 13 “Pathetique”
Nocturne in A-flat Major, Op. 32
Two polonaises, Op. 40
Three mazurkas, Op. 63
Scherzo no. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39