Piotr Anderszewski

Piano

"If you play it effortlessly, this is absurd. I want to hear a fight. I want to hear how hard it is, how the piece is an obstacle. "
Piotr Anderszewski, New York Times, February 2017
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Biography

Piotr Anderszewski is regarded as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation.
He appears regularly in recital at such concert halls as the Wiener Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. His collaborations with orchestra have included appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic and Berlin Staatskapelle orchestras, the London Symphony and Philharmonia orchestras and the NHK Symphony Orchestra. He has also placed special emphasis on playing and directing, working with orchestras such as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Camerata Salzburg.
In the 2018-19 season Anderszewski will appear with (among others) the Sinfonia Varsovia, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, LSO and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. He will also give recitals in Paris, Belgrade, Berlin, Prague, Lisbon, Budapest, Florence, Munich, Vienna, London, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Istanbul and a US recital tour. Gulbenkian Orchestra and the CBSO will join with him for play-direct projects. In spring 2019 he will also resume his collaboration with the Belcea Quartet for a chamber music programme.
Piotr Anderszewski has been an exclusive artist with Warner Classics/Erato (previously Virgin Classics) since 2000. His first recording for the label was Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, which went on to receive a number of prizes. He has also recorded Grammy-nominated discs of Bach's Partitas 1, 3 and 6 and Szymanowski's solo piano works, the latter also receiving a Gramophone award in 2006. His recording devoted to works by Robert Schumann received the BBC Music Magazine's Recording of the Year award in 2012. Anderszewski's disc of Bach's English Suites nos. 1, 3 and 5, released in November 2014, went on to win both a Gramophone award and an ECHO Klassik award in 2015. His most recent recording of two late Mozart concertos with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe was released in January 2018.
Recognised for the intensity and originality of his interpretations, Piotr Anderszewski has been a recipient of the Gilmore award, the Szymanowski Prize and a Royal Philharmonic Society award.
He has also been the subject of several documentaries by the film maker Bruno Monsaingeon. 'Piotr Anderszewski plays Diabelli Variations' (2001) explores Anderszewski's particular relationship with Beethoven's iconic work. 'Unquiet Traveller' (2008) is an unusual artist portrait, capturing Anderszewski's reflections on music, performance and his Polish-Hungarian roots.
In 2016 Anderszewski got behind the camera himself to explore his relationship with his native Warsaw, creating a film entitled 'Je m'appelle Varsovie'.

2018 / 2019
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Programme

2019 / 2020
Solo

Bach: Preludes and fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Part II

Webern: Variations for Piano, Op. 27

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Beethoven: Diabelli Variations in C major, Op. 120

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Schedule

17.12.2018
19:00 Uhr
Moskau, RU / Conservatory
Piotr Anderszewski
21.01.2019
20:00 Uhr
München, DE / Residenz
Piotr Anderszewski
24.01.2019
19:30 Uhr
Wien, AT / Konzerthaus Wien
Piotr Anderszewski
08.02.2019
19:00 Uhr
Poznan, PL / Adam-Mickiewicz-Universität
Piotr Anderszewski, Dorota Anderszewska, Filharmonia Poznan
23.02.2019
19:00 Uhr
Berlin, DE / Pierre Boulez Saal
Belcea Quartet, Piotr Anderszewski
24.02.2019
19:30 Uhr
Wien, AT / Konzerthaus
Belcea Quartet, Piotr Anderszewski
25.02.2019
19:30 Uhr
Wien, AT / Konzerthaus
Belcea Quartet, Piotr Anderszewski
28.02.2019
19:30 Uhr
Madrid, ES / Auditorio Nacional de Música CNDM
Belcea Quartet, Piotr Anderszewski
14.03.2019
20:00 Uhr
Leipzig, DE / Gewandhaus
Piotr Anderszewski, Gewandhaus Orchester, Paavo Järvi
15.03.2019
20:00 Uhr
Leipzig, DE / Gewandhaus
Piotr Anderszewski, Gewandhaus Orchester, Paavo Järvi
17.03.2019
11:00 Uhr
Paris, FR / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
Belcea Quartet, Piotr Anderszewski
26.03.2019
19:00 Uhr
Warschau, PL / Philharmonic Concert Hall
Piotr Anderszewski

Discography

Shostakovich: String Quartet & Piano Quintet
Dmitri Shostakovich
String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73
Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57

Belcea Quartet

Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K 503
Piano Concerto No. 27 in B minor, K 595

Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Fantaisies
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fantasy in C minor, K 475
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K 457

Robert Schumann
Fantasy in C major, Op. 17
Geistervariationen, WoO. 24

Contact

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