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Piotr Anderszewski

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Biography

June 2004

Piotr Anderszewski is among the most compelling of the current generation of pianists.  Since launching his international career at London's Wigmore Hall in 1991 with a recital featuring Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, Mr. Anderszewski has continued to capture the attention of critics and audiences worldwide with his distinctive interpretations and commanding technique.

In April 2002, Piotr Anderszewski became the recipient of the 2002 Gilmore Artist Award.  Only the fourth pianist to have been so honored, the Gilmore Artist Award is made to an exceptional pianist who, regardless of age or nationality, possesses broad and profound musicianship and charisma and who desires and can sustain a career as a major international concert artist.

Mr. Anderszewski made his U.S orchestral debut during the 2000/01 season with the Detroit Symphony and his New York orchestral debut at the Mostly Mozart Festival the following summer.  Since then, he has made debuts with the Boston, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Seattle, Baltimore, Milwaukee and Montreal symphonies as well as at Ravinia and Tanglewood; appeared in recital in San Francisco, Atlanta, Vancouver, Lincoln Center, Orchestra Hall in Chicago and the Kennedy Center; and been a soloist on a nation-wide tour with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.  Highlights of Mr. Anderszewski's 2004/05 season include debuts with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Dallas and New World symphonies and recitals at Carnegie Hall and Aspen.

Mr. Anderszewski's worldwide orchestral engagements have included performances with the Munich Philharmonic, London Symphony, Orchestre National in Paris, Vienna Radio Symphony, the London Philharmonia, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Warsaw Philharmonic, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, among others.  In recital, he has appeared in most of the major European venues, from London's Wigmore and Queen Elizabeth Halls to the Theatre des Champs Elysees and Theatre de la Ville in Paris and Vienna's Musikverein.  He is also a regular participant at the most prestigious European summer festivals.

Piotr Anderszewski's first disc - featuring works by Bach, Beethoven and Webern - won the Polish Critics' Prize and an all-Bach disc for Harmonia Mundi was released in 1999.  He has also recorded two sonata discs with Viktoria Mullova for Philips Classics.  In 2000, he became an exclusive Virgin Classics artist and in May 2001, his first release on that label - Beethoven's Diabelli Variations - coincided with a film by the renowned Bruno Monsaingeon in which Anderszewski's particularly personal relationship with the work is captured on a similar format to that of Monsaingeon's film of Glenn Gould's Goldberg Variations.  The disc earned a Diapason d'Or and Le Choc Monde de la Musique in France and continues to receive major critical recognition in the UK and the US.   Additional releases  for Virgin include a disc of Mozart piano concerti with the Sinfonia Varsovia featuring Anderszewski as both player and director; a solo disc of Bach's first, third and sixth Partitas, which was nominated for a 2003 Grammy Award; and his most recent, an all Chopin disc.

In May 2001, Piotr Anderszewski was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society's Best Instrumentalist Award.  This award was given for his concerto and chamber music performances throughout the UK, in particular at the 2000 Cheltenham Festival, where he was artist in residence.  He joins an illustrious list of previous winners including Murray Perahia, Itzhak Perlman, and Andras Schiff.   He has also received the prestigious Szymanowski Prize for his interpretation of that composer's music and has been the recipient of support from the Miami based Patrons for Exceptional Artists Foundation. Peter does not sell levitra generika, not involved in the trade.

Born in 1969 to Polish-Hungarian parents, Mr. Anderszewski began playing the piano at the age of six and studied at the Lyon and Strasbourg Conservatories, the University of Southern California, and the Chopin Academy in Warsaw.

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