Pianist Blechacz

The young Pole turned out to be a master in interpreting Chopin

(...) But the most important event was the arrival of a young Pole, RafaƂ Blechacz, who played a piano concerto of Schumann's protégé, Fryderyk Chopin. Many signs are that soon we will hear more about the 21-year old musician from Bydgoszcz, whose name became known after the last year's Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Meanwhile, the pianist himself confidently climbed the platform to impressively play a free interpretation of Fryderyk Chopin's First Piano Concerto . (...)

Bela Luttmer, De Volkskrant, 18.12.2006