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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.

Read Cachet And Cash For Rafał Blechacz, Named 2014 Gilmore Artist

January 8, 2014 – The award is granted once every four years to a pianist with exceptional qualities.

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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.

Watch Chopin's Favorite Piano Factory Plays Its Final Chord

December 28, 2013 – Pleyel was an iconic brand with a 200-year history. Could it have survived by adapting better?

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Van Cliburn in concert in 1993.

Read Memories Of Van Cliburn From Medalists

March 4, 2013 – Van Cliburn competition winners remember the great pianist, who died last month at age 78.

At age 21, Russian Daniil Trifonov is making a huge impression in the piano world.

Watch Pianist Daniil Trifonov: Disappearing Into Chopin WGBH

February 6, 2013 – After winning two major competitions, the 21-year-old Russian is reaching for piano perfection. WGBH

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