Piotr Anderszewski


Piotr Anderszewski is regarded as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation.

In recent seasons he has given recitals at London's Royal Festival Hall, the Wiener Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall New York and Tokyo's Suntory Hall. His collaborations with orchestra have included appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Boston, Chicago and London Symphony orchestras, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Royal Concertgebouw.

Anderszewski has performed with many of the world's major conductors including Claudio Abbado, John Eliot Gardiner, Bernard Haitink and Charles Dutoit. He also works regularly with members of the newer generation of conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Stéphane Denève and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

An exclusive artist with Virgin Classics since 2000, Anderszewski's first disc on the Virgin label was Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, a much-lauded recording which received a number of prizes including a Choc du Monde de la Musique and an ECHO Klassik award. His discography also includes a Grammy-nominated CD of Bach's Partitas 1, 3 and 6 and a critically-acclaimed disc of works by Chopin. His affinity with the music of his compatriot Szymanowski is captured in a highly-praised recording of the composer's solo piano works, which received the Classic FM Gramophone Award in 2006 for best instrumental disc. His most recent recording is of a recital given at New York's Carnegie Hall in December 2008.

Anderszewski has been the subject of two award-winning films by Bruno Monsaingeon (creator of documentaries on Glenn Gould and Sviatoslav Richter). The first of these, Piotr Anderszewski plays the Diabelli Variations (2001) explores Anderszewski's particular relationship with Beethoven's opus 120, whilst the second, Piotr Anderszewski, Unquiet Traveller (2008) is an unusual artist portrait, capturing Anderszewski's reflections on music, performance and his Polish-Hungarian roots.

Recognised for the intensity and originality of his interpretations, Piotr Anderszewski has been singled out for several high profile awards throughout his career, including the prestigious Gilmore award, given every four years to a pianist of exceptional talent.

In 2009-2010 Anderszewski's recital engagements include appearances at the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Munich's Herkulessaal and the Mariinsky Concert Hall, St Petersburg. He also appears with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Norddeutscher Rundfunk and Philadelphia orchestras. The spring of 2010 will see him leading a concert series devoted to the music of Szymanowski at both Carnegie Hall and the Wigmore Hall in London.

March 2010