Krystian Zimerman plays the Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849). Zimerman was born in Zabrze (Poland) on 7 December 1956. He made his first major breakthrough in 1975, when he won the first prize at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw. His friendship with Artur Rubinstein exerted a lasting influence on him in his youth. After expanding his repertoire and studying in London in 1980, he began to make a name for himself as one of the most talented pianists of his generation through numerous concerts and recordings.