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Polish pianist gained impetus at international competition

Rafal Blechacz will perform at the Union College Memorial Chapel on Wednesday.
Rafal Blechacz will perform at the Union College Memorial Chapel on Wednesday.
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Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz has been called one of the greatest talents of his generation. But as far as he’s concerned, it was competitive smarts that brought him the biggest win of his career at the competition that changed his life. “I had a strategy,” he said a couple of weeks ago from Poland. “I never listened to the other pianists. I didn’t know their level. I didn’t read any newspapers. I just focused on ...

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steveg
October 6, 2012
9:22 p.m.

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I love his approach both to the competition and to his career. I hope I can hear him sometime—I can't this Wednesday. Wonderful article, Gerry!

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