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Acclaimed for his "enthralling interpretive integrity" by The Guardian, Polish-Hungarian pianist Piotr Anderszewski performs Beethoven's epic Diabelli Variations. He is long associated with the revered work, with Gramophone calling his recording "the most intelligent, searching and delightful account of the Diabelli Variations to have reached us since Brendel's."

Please note that it is expected that this concert will take place at Shriver Hall. Learn more here.

“One of the most revered pianists today, and one of the most delightfully unpredictable” —NPR


    Piotr Anderszewski

    Piotr Anderszewski is regarded as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation.

    He has regularly given recitals at the Wiener Konzerthaus, Berliner Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall New York and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. His collaborations with orchestra have included appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic and Berlin Staatskapelle orchestras, the Philharmonia and London Symphony orchestras, the NHK Orchestra and the Orchestra de Paris. He has also placed special emphasis on playing and directing, working with orchestras such as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Camerata Salzburg. 

    In the 2017-18 season Anderszewski will appear with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Orchestra de Paris. In recital he can be heard at Chicago's Symphony Centre, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and at the Barbican Centre in London. In spring 2018 he will resume his play-direct collaboration with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for an extensive European tour. 

    Piotr 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 has also recorded Grammy-nominated discs of Bach's Partitas 1, 3 and 6 and Szymanowskis solo piano works, the latter also receiving a Gramophone award in 2006. His recording devoted to works by Robert Schumann received the BBC Music Magazines Recording of the Year award in 2012. Anderszewski's disc of Bach's English Suites nos. 1, 3 and 5, released in November 2014, went on to win both a Gramophone award and an ECHO Klassik award in 2015. His most recent recording of two late Mozart concertos with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe was released in January 2018. 

    Recognised for the intensity and originality of his interpretations, Piotr Anderszewski has been a recipient of the Gilmore award, the Szymanowski Prize and a Royal Philharmonic Society award. 

    He has also been the subject of several documentaries by the film maker Bruno Monsaingeon. Piotr Anderszewski plays the Diabelli Variations (2001) explores Anderszewski's particular relationship with Beethoven's iconic work, whilst Unquiet Traveller (2008) is an unusual artist portrait, capturing Anderszewski's reflections on music, performance and his Polish-Hungarian roots. 

    "Anderszewski plays with a smiling elegance and takes the audience on a vast emotional journey…miraculous in its combination of poetry and logic." —The Guardian

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Selections from "The Well-Tempered Clavier," Book II

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Thirty-Three Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op. 120

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