Piotr Anderszewski, Piano
MOZART Fantasia in C Minor, K. 475
MOZART Piano Sonata in C Minor, K. 457
CHOPIN Polonaise-fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op. 61
CHOPIN Three Mazurkas, Op. 59
BACH English Suite No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 811
BEETHOVEN Bagatelle in G Major, Op. 126, No. 1
BEETHOVEN Bagatelle in G Minor, Op. 126, No. 2
BEETHOVEN Bagatelle in E-flat Major, Op. 126, No. 3
Event DurationThe printed program will last approximately two hours, including one 20-minute intermission.
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; Berlin's Philharmonie; and New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. His orchestral collaborations have included appearances with the Berliner Philharmoniker; the 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 that include the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Mr. Anderszewski has recorded exclusively with Warner Classics / Erato (previously Virgin Classics) since 2000. His first release with the label was Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, which received a number of awards. He has also recorded a Grammy-nominated CD of Bach's Partitas nos. 1, 3, and 6. His affinity for the music of his compatriot Karol Szymanowski is captured in a highly praised recording of the composer's solo piano works, which received a Gramophone Award in 2006. His recording devoted to solo works by Schumann received an ECHO Klassik award in 2011 and two BBC Music Magazine Awards in 2012, including Recording of the Year. Mr. Anderszewski's most recent recording of Bach's English Suites nos. 1, 3, and 5 was released in November 2014, and went on to win both a Gramophone Award and an ECHO Klassik Award in 2015.
Mr. Anderszewski has been the subject of two award-winning documentaries by filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon for the European television station ARTE. The first of these, Piotr Anderszewski Plays the Diabelli Variations (2001), explores Mr. Anderszewski's particular relationship with Beethoven's Op. 120; the second, Piotr Anderszewski: Unquiet Traveller (2008), is an unusual artist portrait, capturing the pianist's reflections on music, performance, and his Polish-Hungarian roots.
During the 2016-2017 season, Mr. Anderszewski performs with the Munich Philharmonic; the Staatskapelle Berlin under Daniel Barenboim; and twice on tour with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under Vladimir Jurowski. He also appears in recital at Paris's Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Zürich's Tonhalle. His chamber music collaborations this season include a European tour with violinist Nikolaj Znaider.