Classical
9:36 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Blechacz Featured on Performance Today

Tune in at 5 PM Tuesday to hear the pianist everyone is talking about playing Chopin, Mozart and Beethoven - and to learn how to pronounce his name! Rafal Blechacz (who won all five first prizes at the International Chopin Competion in 2005) was just named the 2014 Gilmore Artist. What's unique about this $300,000 award, given every four years, is that recipients don't even know they are under consideration until they win. Also, in the second hour of PT, hear Daniel Barenboim and his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra perform Beethoven's Second Symphony at Carnegie Hall.

Rafał Blechacz, the 28-year-old Polish pianist who was just named the 2014 Gilmore Artist.
Credit Felix Broede via Deutsche Grammophon