On-Demand Video: 2014 Gilmore Artist Rafał Blechacz Performs Live in The Greene Space

Thursday, January 09, 2014

On January 8, 2014, Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz was named the recipient of the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award, one of the classical music world's most distinguished honors and one given only every four years.

The selection process is so secretive, Blechacz didn't even know he was in consideration. The award brings the pianist $300,000 and a spotlight that can be career transforming. The 28-year-old is the seventh recipient of the Gilmore prize, whose past artists include Leif Ove Andsnes (1998), Piotr Anderszewski (2002), Ingrid Fliter (2006) and Kirill Gerstein (2010).

On the evening of the announcement, Blechacz gave an exclusive performance in The Greene Space, presented by WQXR and hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon and APM’s Fred Child.

Watch on-demand video of the entire performance below: 

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Comments [4]

Robert Joskowiak from Virginia

Dear Maestro Blechacz,

Congratulations! Well deserved award. Wish we could bring you to play at "Chopin in Barboursville".

Best regards!

Pozdrawiam i jeszcze raz gratuluje!

Jan. 10 2014 06:12 PM
Maria from feecbook

GRATULACJE, życzę dalszych sukcesów. Jesteśmy z Pana dumni

Jan. 10 2014 07:20 AM
Grzegorz from Warsaw

I am very grateful to Rafał that he represents Poland in such extraordinary way.

Jan. 10 2014 06:53 AM
rmhundley from dc


Jan. 09 2014 02:06 PM

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