Piotr Anderszewski


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 in Strasbourg and Lyon, and at the University of Southern California. He absorbed important artistic influences from his courses with Murray Perahia, Fou Ts’ong, and Leon Fleisher. With his debut at Wigmore Hall in London in 1991 Anderszewski launched his international career, which has since brought him to all the major concert halls around the world, including collaborations 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. Performances scheduled for the 2015-16 season include with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Czech Philharmonic; he will also give recitals at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, Wigmore Hall in London, and Lincoln Center in New York.  Anderszewski has received multiple awards for his recordings, including the Choc du Monde de la Musique, the Gramophone Award, and the BBC Music Magazine Award. For his most recent recording – of Bachʼs English Suites – he again received the Gramophone Award in 2015 and – for a second time, following his win in 2011 – the ECHO Klassik Award. The Canadian director Bruno Monsaingeon has made three documentary films about Anderszewski, which were released in 2001, 2008, and 2010. Piotr Anderszewski has received the Szymanowski Award and the Gilmore Artist Award; the Royal Philharmonic Society of London named him Best Instrumentalist of 2001. In 2015 he was granted the Order of Polonia Restituta.

LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 13 September 2001 playing works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Karol Szymanowski.

November 2015