PIOTR ANDERSZEWSKI is regarded as one of today’s most inspired musicians and is a regular visitor to major concert venues around the world.
In recent seasons he has appeared with the Berliner Philharmoniker; the Boston, Chicago, and London symphony orchestras; and the Philadelphia and Royal Concertgebouw orchestras. He has also developed a reputation for playing and directing, collaborating with many ensembles including the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the soloists of the Berliner Philharmoniker. His play/direct partnership with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra has been particularly fruitful, and as well as touring extensively with the orchestra he has recorded a disc featuring Mozart’s G-major and D-minor piano concertos. He has also made recordings with the Sinfonia Varsovia and, most recently, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
An exclusive artist with Virgin Classics since 2000, Anderszewski’s first disc on the Virgin label was a recording of Beethoven’s “Diabelli” Variations. His strong identification with this work went on to become the subject of a film by Bruno Monsaingeon (creator of documentaries on Sviatoslav Richter and Glenn Gould). Anderszewski’s discography also includes a Grammy-nominated CD of Bach’s Partitas Nos. 1, 3 and 6 and a critically acclaimed disc of works by Chopin. His special relationship with the music of his compatriot, Karol Szymanowski, is captured in a highly praised recording of the composer’s solo piano works, which received the Classic FM Gramophone Award in 2006 for Best Instrumental Disc. His most recent Virgin recording is of a 2008 recital given at New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Recognized for the intensity and originality of his interpretations, Piotr Anderszewski has been singled out for several high profile awards. In April 2002 he received the prestigious Gilmore award, given every four years to a pianist of exceptional talent. He has also been a recipient of the Szymanowski Prize (1999) and the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Best Instrumentalist Award (2001).
Anderszewski recently collaborated with filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon on a prize-winning documentary, released by Idéale Audience at the end of 2008. His engagements in the 2009/10 season include appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Philharmonia, Norddeutscher Rundfunk and Philadelphia orchestras. He will also give recitals at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vienna Konzerthaus, Warsaw Philharmonic and Herkulessaal Munich. In the summer of 2010 he will lead a concert series of Szymanowski works at Carnegie Hall in New York and Wigmore Hall in London.
Piotr Anderszewski was born in Warsaw to Polish-Hungarian parents. Currently he lives in Paris and Lisbon.