San Diego Story
By Ken Herman
May 11, 2013
In 2005, the young Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz surprised the world and thrilled his fellow countrymen by winning the Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, the first Pole to take top honors at the Chopin Competition in 30 years. Poles have the same relationship to Frédéric Chopin as Americans have to baseball, so this was truly a big thing in Poland.
Blechacz (pronounced BLAY-hahch) made his San Diego debut Friday (May 10) in an exciting and rewarding solo recital in La Jolla’s Sherwood Auditorium.