Piotr Anderszewski (2002)Poland - Artist Website »
Piotr Anderszewski is recognized internationally for the intensity and originality of his interpretations. He appears regularly in recital in concert halls such as the Weiner Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall (London), Carnegie Hall (NYC), Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (Paris) and The Concertgebouw (Amsterdam). His collaborations with orchestra have included appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic and Berlin Staatskapelle orchestras, the London Symphony and Philharmonia orchestras and the NHK Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo). He has also placed special emphasis on conducting from the keyboard, working with orchestras such as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and Camerata Salzburg.
Mr. Anderszewski has been an exclusive artist with Warner Classics/Erato (previously Virgin Classics) since 2000. His first recording for the Label was Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, which went on to receive a number of prizes. He also recorded Grammy-nominated discs of Bach’s Partitas 1, 3, and 6, as well as Szymanowski’s solo piano works, the latter of which received a Gramophone award in 2006. His recording devoted to works by Robert Schumann received BBC Music magazine’s “Recording of the Year” award in 2012, and his disc of Bach’s English Suites Nos. 1, 3, and 5, released in November 2014 won both a Gramophone award and an ECHO Klassik award. His most recent recording of two late Mozart concertos, with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, was released in January 2018.
Mr. Anderszewski was the recipient of the Gilmore Artist Award in 2002, the Szymanowski Prize in 1999, and a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Best Instrumentalist in 2001. He has also been the subject of several documentaries by the filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon. Piotr Anderszewski Plays Diabelli Variations (2001) explores the artist’s particular relationship with Beethoven’s iconic work. Unquiet Traveler (2008) is an unusual artist portrait, capturing Anderszewski’s reflections on music, performance, and his Polish-Hungarian roots. In 2016, Mr. Anderszewski directed his own film, an exploration of his relationship with his native Warsaw titled Je m’appelle Varsovie.