Rafal Blechacz Is Chosen for Gilmore Artist Award

January 8, 2014 5:18 AM

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Rafal Blechacz Is Chosen for Gilmore Artist Award

And he thought nothing of it when the man from the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival in Kalamazoo, Mich., sought a meeting in Berlin, assuming that they would simply be discussing his next appearance at the festival.

Instead, it was in that meeting in Berlin last summer that a startled Mr. Blechacz learned that he had been selected to receive one of the great windfalls of the music world: the $300,000 Gilmore Artist Award, which is given every four years to an unsuspecting pianist deemed worthy of a great career...

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