Piotr Anderszewski is regarded as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation. In
recent seasons, he has given recitals at London's Barbican Centre and Royal Festival Hall,
Vienna's Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall, St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Concert Hall, and Munich's
Herkulessaal. His collaborations with orchestras have included appearances with the
Berliner Philharmoniker; the Boston, Chicago, and London symphony orchestras; The
Philadelphia Orchestra; and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He has also given many
performances directing from the keyboard with orchestras such as the Scottish Chamber
Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
An exclusive artist with Virgin Classics since 2000, Mr. Anderszewski has built an
impressive discography. His first recording on the Virgin label was of Beethoven's
"Diabelli" Variations, which received a Choc du Monde de la Musique and an ECHO Klassik. He
has also recorded a Grammy-nominated CD of Bach's Partitas nos. 1, 3, and 6, as well as a
critically acclaimed disc of works by Chopin. Mr. Anderszewski's affinity with the music of
his compatriot Karol Szymanowski is captured in a highly praised recording of the
composer's solo piano works, which received a 2006 Gramophone Award. His most
recent recording, devoted to solo works by Schumann, received an ECHO Klassik in 2011 and
two BBC Music Magazine Awards in 2012, including Recording of the Year.
Recognized for the intensity and originality of his interpretations, Mr. 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. He
has also been the subject of two award-winning documentaries by filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon
for ARTE. The first of these, Piotr Anderszewski Plays the Diabelli Variations,
explores Mr. Anderszewski's particular relationship with Beethoven's "Diabelli" Variations,
while the second, Piotr Anderszewski: Unquiet Traveller, is an unusual artist
portrait that captures the artist's reflections on music, performance, and his
Polish-Hungarian roots. A third film by Monsaingeon, Anderszewski Plays Schumann,
was made for Polish television and first broadcast in 2010.
Mr. Anderszewski's recent chamber music collaborations have included appearances with the
Belcea Quartet and violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann. He has also curated and performed in a
number of festivals devoted to the music of Szymanowski, most notably at Carnegie Hall and
London's Wigmore Hall.
Engagements in 2012-2013 include recitals in many of the world's major musical centers,
such as the Berlin Philharmonie, Zürich Tonhalle, London's Southbank Centre, and Vienna's
Konzerthaus. Among Mr. Anderszewski's concerto engagements are appearances with the
Staatskapelle Berlin, London Symphony Orchestra, and Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. He will
also direct concerto performances from the keyboard with the Camerata Salzburg and his
longstanding partners the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.