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Piotr Anderszewski, who was born in 1969 in Warsaw, comes from a Polish-Hungarian family. He began learning piano at the age of six and later studied at the Chopin Academy in his native city, at the Conservatories of Strasbourg and Lyon, and at the University of Southern California. He acquired important influences for his artistry from courses with Murray Perahia, Fou Ts’ong, and Leon Fleisher. With his debut at Wigmore Hall in London in 1991, Anderszewski launched an international career that since then has led to appearances at all the major international concert halls and with such orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago and London Symphony Orchestras, and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. During the 2017-18 season, he is concertizing with the Vienna and Munich Philharmonics, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Bamberg Symphony, the Orchestre de Paris, and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra. He will additionally give recitals in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Berlin, Baden-Baden, Dortmund, Vienna, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Madrid, and Barcelona. Piotr Anderszewski has won many awards for his recordings, including two Gramophone Awards and two Echo Klassik Awards, the Choc du Monde de la Musique, and the BBC Music Magazine Award. His most recent album, which he released in the spring of 2017, is of fantasias by Mozart and Schumann. The Canadian director Bruno Monsaingeon has produced three documentaries about Anderszewski, which appeared in 2001, 2008, and 2010, respectively. Piotr Anderszewski has received the Szymanowski Prize and the Gilmore Artist Award; the Royal Philharmonic Society in London selected him as Best Instrumentalist of 2001. He was named to the Order Polonia Restituta in 2015.
LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 13 September 2001 playing works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Karol Szymanowski.