Writings
  Biography
  Anderszewski on Richter
  Fleeing the stage in 1990
  Bruno Monsaingeon on Beethoven's Diabelli Variations
  Background
  Recordings - a brief guide
  Profil
  Bruno Monsaingeon sur les Variations Diabelli de Beethoven
  Les Disques
  Anderszewski sur Richter
  1990: Quitter la scène avec fracas
  Anderszewski sur Szymanowski
  Anderszewski on Szymanowski
Biography

Piotr Anderszewski is recognised as one of today's most individual musicians, and appears regularly at major concert venues around the world. In recent seasons he has performed at the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Zürich Tonhalle, New York's Carnegie Hall and London's Southbank Centre.

Whilst noted for his interpretations of the classic German repertoire, Anderszewki has received equal acclaim for his exploration of works by Szymanowski, Janacek and Chopin. His discography includes a Grammy-nominated CD of Bach's Partitas 1, 3 and 6 and a recording of Szymanowski's solo piano works which received the Classic FM Gramophone Award in 2006 for best instrumental disc. His most recent recording of solo works by Robert Schumann received an ECHO Klassik award in 2011, and two BBC Music Magazine awards in 2012, including the coveted jury prize for Recording of the Year.

Anderszewski's unique artistry has made him a subject of ongoing interest to film maker Bruno Monsaingeon, whose prize-winning documentaries include Piotr Anderszewski plays the Diabelli Variations (2001) and Piotr Anderszewski, voyageur intranquille (2008). Anderszewski himself has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the prestigious Gilmore award given every four years to a pianist of exceptional talent.

In the 2013-14 season Anderszewski can be heard with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchester, the Orchestre de Paris and Philharmonia Orchestra, among others. He will also tour Scotland and Europe with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, playing and directing from the keyboard. His recital engagements include appearances at London's Wigmore Hall, the Berlin Schiller Theater and Edinburgh International Festival. This season will also see collaborations with the baritone Matthias Goerne and Anderszewski's regular partners the Belcea Quartet.

Born in Warsaw to Polish-Hungarian parents, Piotr Anderszewski lives a somewhat nomadic life but retreats periodically to Lisbon, where - for the moment - he has made his home.

March 2014

Photo: © K. Miura 2007


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