Born in Warsaw to Polish-Hungarian parents, Piotr Anderszewski studied piano at the Chopin Academy in Warsaw and the conservatories of Strasbourg and Lyon. Aged eighteen he spent a year at the University of Southern California on a scholarship, and later in his twenties studied with Murray Perahia, Fou Ts'ong and Leon Fleisher. He has been described variously as a 'Polish punker' (New York Times) and 'a pianist of inspirational brilliance' (The Guardian).
The product of a polyglot upbringing, Anderszewski speaks four languages. Unsurprisingly, his life is lived mostly on the move, but he maintains bases in Paris and Lisbon.
When he isn't playing, Anderszewski finds relaxation in exotic teas and challenging novels, in particular those of his countryman, Witold Gombrowicz.
Photo: © K. Miura 2007