The Gilmore Guy

BlechaczEvery four years, a secret talent search awards a lucky piano player $300,000.

According to the New York Times, the Gilmore Artist Award, “is often thought of as the music world’s version of the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grants: a prestigious prize that cannot be applied for or sought.”

28-year-old Rafal Blechacz was stunned last week to learn he is receiving the honor. Popular with fans of classical piano and hard-working orchestral musicians, Blechacz has been on the world stage since winning the International Chopin Piano Competition when he was 20. He currently is studying philosophy as well as performing.

Listen to his 2005 debut album available from the Naxos Music Library at Tunxis Library, which features music of Debussy, Chopin, Liszt and more.

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