Internationally famed orchestra Sinfonia Varsovia and pianist Rafał Blechacz are performing for one night at the Athens Concert Hall. Rafał Blechacz started playing the piano when he was five years old and has received numerous awards since. His rise to stardom took place when, at only twenty years old, he received all five first prizes at the 15th International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. One of the judges, Piotr Paleczny, famously said that Blechacz "so outclassed the remaining finalists that no second prize could actually be awarded." The Polish pianist later received the Gilmore Artist Award, the so-called “Nobel Prize for Piano”. Serbian conductor Aleksandar Marković conducts the evening's concert and presents works by Weber, Chopin, and Krzysztof Penderecki.