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A Pianist Hears Chopin From Inside His Instrument
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Rafał Blechacz has been named the 2014 Gilmore Artist. In 2005, he swept the five top prizes at the International Chopin Competition. Felix Broede/DG hide caption

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Cachet And Cash For Rafał Blechacz, Named 2014 Gilmore Artist
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The Pleyel piano factory, which once supplied instruments to Frederic Chopin, will close its doors at the end of the year. Francois Guillot /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chopin's Favorite Piano Factory Plays Its Final Chord
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Kept From Playing Piano, Vanessa Perez Pushes Through To Success
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Vanessa Perez: A Rising Star From Venezuela
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Nikolai Lugansky carries on the tradition of the grand Russian pianist. Frank Stewart/ Savannah Music Festival hide caption

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Nikolai Lugansky's Power And Repose
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