Polish pianist born in 1969, launched his career at Wigmore Hall in 1991 to critical acclaim. Awards include Szymanowski Prize, Diapason d’Or. CDs on Virgin Classics label.

Piotr AnderszewskiDec. 4, 2005

Born in 1969 to Polish-Hungarian parents, Mr. Anderszewski began playing the piano at age six and studied at the Lyon and Strasbourg conservatories, the University of Southern California, and the Chopin Academy in Warsaw. He launched his international career at London’s Wigmore Hall in 1991 with a recital featuring Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, and his distinctive interpretations and commanding technique have continued to attract the attention of critics and audiences world-wide. He appears with major orchestras around the world, and in recital at such top venues as Carnegie Hall, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Viennna’s Musikverein, as well as at all the most prestigious summer festivals. His first disc won the Polish Critics’ Prize and his recording of the Diabelli Variations earned both a Diapason d’Or and le Choc du Monde de la Musique. Among many high profile awards, he holds the Szymanowski Prize (1999), and the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Best Instrumentalist Award.

LMMC début.

Programme:

MOZART Fantasia in C minor, K. 475 (1785)
    Adagio - Allegro - Andantino - Più allegro - Tempo I
Sonata in C minor, K. 457 (1784)
    Molto allegro
    Adagio
    Allegro assai
SZYMANOWSKI  Métopes, Opus 29 (1915)
    L'Île des Sirènes
    Calypso
    Nausicaa
CHOPIN  3 Mazurkas, Opus 59 (1845)
    1. in A minor: Moderato
    2. in A flat major: Allegretto
    3. in F sharp minor: Vivace
J.S. BACH  English Suite No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811
(ca 1720)
    Prélude
    Allemande
    Courante
    Sarabande & Double
    Gavotte I & II
    Gigue