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Piotr Anderszewski is regarded as one oftoday's most inspired musicians and is a regular visitor to major concertvenues around the world.

 

In recent seasons he has appeared with theBerlin Philharmonic, the Boston, Chicago and London Symphony Orchestras, thePhiladelphia Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Royal Concertgebouw.

 

He has also developed a special reputationfor playing and directing, collaborating with many ensembles including theMahler Chamber Orchestra and the soloists of the Berlin Philharmonic. Hisplay/direct partnership with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra has beenparticularly fruitful, and as well as touring extensively with the orchestra hehas recorded a disc featuring Mozart's G major and D minor piano concertos. Hehas also made recordings with the Sinfonia Varsovia and, most recently, DieDeutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.

 

An exclusive artist with Virgin Classicssince 2000, Anderszewski's first disc on the Virgin label was Beethoven'sDiabelli Variations. His strong identification with this work went on to becomethe subject of a film by Bruno Monsaingeon (creator of documentaries onSviatoslav Richter and Glenn Gould). Anderszewski's discography also includes aGrammy-nominated CD of Bach's Partitas 1, 3 and 6 and a critically-acclaimeddisc of works by Chopin. His special relationship with the music of hiscompatriot Szymanowski is captured in a highly-praised recording of thecomposer's solo piano works, which received the Classic FM Gramophone Award in2006 for best instrumental disc. His most recent recording for Virgin is of arecital given at New York's Carnegie Hall in December 2008.

 

Recognised for the intensity andoriginality of his interpretations, Piotr Anderszewski has been singled out forseveral high profile awards. In April 2002 he received the prestigious Gilmoreaward, given every four years to a pianist of exceptional talent. He has alsobeen a recipient of the Szymanowski Prize (1999) and the Royal PhilharmonicSociety's Best Instrumentalist award (2001).

 

Anderszewski recently collaborated withfilmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon on a second prize-winning documentary, released byIdÊale Audience at the end of 2008. His engagements in the 2009-2010 seasoninclude appearances with the Philharmonia, Los Angeles Philharmonic,Norddeutscher Rundfunk and Philadelphia orchestras. He will also give recitalsat the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vienna Konzerthaus, Warsaw Philharmonic andHerkulessaal Munich. In the summer of 2010 he will lead a Szymanowski concertseries at both Carnegie Hall in New York and the Wigmore Hall in London.

 

Piotr Anderszewski was born in Warsaw toPolish-Hungarian parents. Currently he lives in Paris and Lisbon.

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