2019-20 Season

California State University, Fresno • Concert Hall

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Rafał Blechacz

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Friday, March 27, 2020 • 7:30PM

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Since winning all prizes at the 2005 Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, pianist Rafał Blechacz has established himself firmly on the international concert scene and is celebrated by both the audience and the press worldwide for his profound and virtuosic interpretations. Described by the great Martha Argerich as an “honest, extraordinary, and sensitive artist,” he is only the second Polish pianist, after Krystian Zimerman, to have enlisted under the Deutsche Grammophon label. Most recently, he was awarded a prestigious Gilmore Artist Award in recognition of his brilliant achievements and passionate commitment to his art.

Concert Program

J.S. BACH
Partita in C Minor, BWV 826
BEETHOVEN
Sonata in C Minor, Op.10 No.1
32 Variations on an original theme in C Minor, WoO 80
FRANCK
Prélude, Fugue et Variation, Op.18
CHOPIN
Sonata in B Minor, Op.58