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 most prominent pianists of his generation and appears regularly in all of the world's major concert halls.
His collaborations with orchestra have included appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic, the London and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, which he also conducted from the piano. Recitals have taken him to the Barbican Center in London and the Royal Festival Hall, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Carnegie Hall and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.

His recordings include Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, which received the Choc du Monde de la Musique; the Grammy nominated Bach Partitas 1, 3 and 6 as well as a recording with works by his countryman Szymanowski. His album with solo works by Schumann received two BBC Music Magazine Awards in 2012, including the Recording of the Year. His recording of Bach's English Suites 1, 3 and 5 received the Gramophone Award for best instrumental album in 2015. After the solo album "Fantaisies" with works by Mozart and Schumann in February 2017, the Mozart Piano Concertos No. 25 & 27 with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe was recorded in January 2018. Then in 2021, his interpretation of J. S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2 was awarded the Gramophone Classical Music Award.

Recognised for the intensity and originality of his interpretations, Piotr Anderszewski has been a recipient of several high-profile awards over the course of his career, including the prestigious Gilmore Award, which is presented every four years to a pianist of exceptional talent.

The director Bruno Monsaingeon shot two award-winning documentaries about him for ARTE. The first, from 2001, sheds light on Anderszewski's special relationship to the Diabelli Variations, while the second, “Piotr Anderszewski, Traveler Without Rest” (2008) is an artist portrait and reflects Anderszewski's thoughts on music, concert activities and his Polish-Hungarian roots. A third documentary by Monsaingeon, “Anderszewski plays Schumann” was shot for Polish television in 2010.

In the 2023/24 season, Piotr Anderszewski will present his new recital program among others in Warsaw, Cologne, Hamburg, London, Berlin, Prague, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Geneva, Lisbon, Paris, Tokyo and at the Gilmore festival in Kalamazoo. He is also looking forward to concerts with, among others, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, as well as play-lead projects with the Sinfonia Varsovia and the Israel Camerata, with whom he will tour.

2023 / 2024
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Contacts: Eleonore Wrobel, Soyeon Im

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Programme

2024 / 2025

You’ll find the current programs in the IMPRESARIUM of the 24/25 season

2023
Tour
with Kammerakademie Potsdam
1 - 12 February 2023

Piano Concertos by W. A. Mozart

Solo
Spring 2023

Works by Bach a. o.

Schedule

19/04/2024
19:00 h
Kioi Hall
Tokyo, Japan
Piotr Anderszewski
20/04/2024
14:00 h
Kioi Hall
Tokyo, Japan
Piotr Anderszewski
26/04/2024
19:30 h
Piotr Anderszewski, Eliahu Inbal, Taipei Symphony Orchestra
28/04/2024
19:30 h
National Concert Hall
Taipei City, Taiwan
Piotr Anderszewski, Eliahu Inbal, Taipei Symphony Orchestra
09/05/2024
19:30 h
Dalton Center
Kalamazoo, MI, United States
Piotr Anderszewski
11/05/2024
19:00 h
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo, MI 49007, United States
Piotr Anderszewski, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
09/06/2024
11:00 h
Piotr Anderszewski
20/06/2024
20:00 h
Piotr Anderszewski, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider
21/06/2024
20:00 h
Piotr Anderszewski, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider

Discography

Bach: Well-tempered Clavier
Johann Sebastian Bach
The Well-tempered Clavier Book II (Selection)

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

Videos

Piotr Anderszewski – J.S. Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue No. 12 in F Minor

Contact

Eleonore Wrobel
Head of Operations
t: +49 (0)30 414 781 725
Soyeon Im
Artist coordinator
t: +49 (0)30 414 781 744