Chad Lawson's new album is The Chopin Variations. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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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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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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Pianist Vanessa Perez performs at NPR in Washington, D.C. Becky Lettenberger/NPR hide caption

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Pianist Vanessa Perez performs at NPR in Washington, D.C. Becky Lettenberger/NPR hide caption

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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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Classics in Concert

Nikolai Lugansky's Power And Repose

Hear an outstanding Russian pianist play Chopin and rarely heard Rachmaninov in recital.

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