Mozart, Sonata in A minor, K. 310 (K. 300d) Beethoven, Sonata in A, Op. 101 Schumann, Sonata in G minor, Op. 22 Chopin, Vier Mazurken, Op. 24 Chopin, Polonaise in A-flat, Op. 53
In October 2005, Rafał Blechacz emerged as the unquestioned winner of the 15th Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw. Since this triumph, Blechacz has built an impressive reputation as a pianist of exceptional intelligence and spontaneity, combining flawless technique with a highly distinctive sense of musical poetry. He has performed with some of the most distinguished orchestras under the direction of such conductors as Charles Dutoit, Valery Gergiev, Daniel Harding, Pavo Järvi, Fabio Luisi, Kent Nagano, Andris Nelsons, Viktor Pablo Perez, Trevor Pinnock, Mikhail Pletnev, Jerzy Semkow, John Storgards, Antoni Wit, and David Zinman. Rafał Blechacz records exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon.
Sat 19 January at 7:30pm
£49 (£39), £37 (£30), £29 (£24), Students £10 (£5 balcony) (Note: Student seats to be released later this summer)
Peterhouse is the oldest of the constituent colleges in the University of Cambridge. It was founded in 1284 by Hugo de Balsham, Bishop of Ely, on its current site close to the centre of the City.
The Peterhouse Theatre was built in 1883 to designs by one of the architectural masters of the Victorian era, Basil Champneys (1842-1935), whose other buildings include Newnham College and the Old Divinity School in Cambridge. Inspired by Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico at Vicenza (1580-85), the fine acoustics and intimate atmosphere of the Peterhouse Theatre make it the finest venue for chamber music in Cambridge, and one of the top three such venues in the whole country.