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13th May Rafał Błaszczyk 13th May Rafał Błaszczyk

Rafał Błaszczyk

Graduated with the highest distinction from Feliks Nowiejski Academy of Music in the class of Professor Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń and Professor Katarzyna Rajs. He is now a student of Jazz faculty in the Krzysztof Herdzin’s class. Rafał is the winner of a number of national and international piano competition:  Chamber Music Competition in Bydgoszcz (3rd Prize), Fryderyk Chopin National Piano Competition (distinction). Participant of the XVII International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. He has also attended many masterclasses where he has collaborated with many great artists such as Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, Nelson Goerner, Alberto Nose, Ewa Pobłocka, Elżbieta Tarnawska, Mikhail Voskresensky, Janusz Olejniczak, Dmitri Alexeev, Dang Thai Son,  Kevin Kenner,  Tobias Koch. Rafał has received a scholarship from the Marshal of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian province. He also regularly works with the Pomeranian Philharmonic and Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music, where he is a pianist in the Paweł Radziński’s violin class and the class of Chamber Music. He took part in the Festival "Chopin and his Europe", he plays concerts in Poland and abroad: Museum of Fryderyk Chopin, Żelazowa Wola, Szafarnia, Ostromecko, National Philharmonic, Pomeranian Philharmonic and Philharmonic in Kalisz, as well as Hastings (England), Vietri sul Mare (Italy).

 

Piano recital

Programme:

Fryderyk Chopin [1810-1849]

  • Mazurkas, Op. 17:
    • No. 1 in B flat major
    • No. 2 in E minor
    • No. 3 in A flat major
    • No. 4 in A minor
  • Scherzo in B minor, Op. 20
  • Ballade in G minor, Op. 23