Recital de Piano
Piotr Anderszewski


JUNE 16th 2021 -


Celebrated pianist Piotr Anderszewski takes Sintra Festival’s long-standing tradition of exquisite pianism a little bit further with a solo recital at Queluz Palace where he will be performing the 2nd Book of Bach’s ‘Well-Tempered Clavier’. Surely a momentous occasion!


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

O Cravo Bem-Temperado, Livro II


Prelúdio e Fuga nº 1, em dó maior, BWV 870

Prelúdio e Fuga nº 2, em dó menor, BWV 871

Prelúdio e Fuga nº 11, em fá maior, BWV 880

Prelúdio e Fuga nº 22, em si bemol menor, BWV 891

Prelúdio e Fuga nº 7, em mi bemol maior, BWV 876

Prelúdio e Fuga nº 16, em sol menor, BWV 885

Prelúdio e Fuga nº 9, em mi maior, BWV 878

Prelúdio e Fuga nº 18, em sol sustenido menor, BWV 887

Prelúdio e Fuga nº 17, em lá bemol maior, BWV 886

Prelúdio e Fuga nº 8, em ré sustenido menor, BWV 877

Prelúdio e Fuga nº 23, em si maior, BWV 892

Prelúdio e Fuga nº 24, em si menor, BWV 893

Piotr Anderszewski, Piano

Piotr Anderszewski is regarded as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation. He appears regularly in recital at such concert halls as the Wiener Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées 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. 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 2018-19 season Anderszewski will appear with (among others) the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. His recitals in Europe will take him to the Berlin Philharmonie, the Lucerne Music Festival, Wiener Konzerthaus and Munich Herkulessaal. He will also embark on a recital tour of the USA to include Alice Tully Hall in New York and San Francisco. Other projects include a residency in Lisbon with the Gulbenkian Orchestra and a European tour with the Belcea String Quartet.
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 Szymanowski’s solo piano works, the latter also receiving a Gramophone award in 2006. His recording devoted to works by Robert Schumann received the BBC Music Magazine’s 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 Diabelli Variations’ (2001) explores Anderszewski’s particular relationship with Beethoven’s iconic work. ‘Unquiet Traveller’ (2008) is an unusual artist portrait, capturing Anderszewski’s reflections on music, performance and his Polish-Hungarian roots.
In 2016 Anderszewski got behind the camera himself to explore his relationship with his native Warsaw, creating a film entitled ‘Je m’appelle Varsovie’.