Those who several months ago heard Lang Lang playing Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in the Concertgebouw and now juxtapose it with Blechacz`s performance can reach only one conclusion: Lang Lang was playing Chopin but Blechacz had become Chopin.
The technique, the perfect stroke, extreme virtuoso transitions - there's no need to go on at length about it. It speaks for itself (...). His rubato was absolutely extraordinary - it represented the pure spirit of Chopin`s music.
All in all, it was an exceptionally beautiful interpretation of Chopin.
/Amsterdam,Kunst, 3 July 2009, Erik Voermans/