Piotr Anderszewski

Biography

Born: April 4, 1969; Warsaw, Poland  
Pianist Piotr Anderszewski has developed into an artist seemingly with a taste for highly structured works, most particularly Beethoven's Diabelli Variations. But that does not mean his performances are dry, academic readings of the piano repertoire's great works. Rather, he has been praised for his sensitivity and imaginative interpretations.

Warsaw-born Anderszewski studied piano at the Lyon and Strasbourg conservatories, the Chopin
Read more Academy of Music in Warsaw, and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He also attended master classes in Italy with Fou Ts'ong, Murray Perahia, and Leon Fleisher. The 1990 Leeds Piano Competition was the beginning of his career. There, he performed the Diabelli Variations, then followed that with Webern's Variations. However, in the middle of the Webern, he suddenly walked offstage, forfeiting the competition. He was not having an artistic fit of pique, but rather felt that the Beethoven performance spoke well enough for him. In fact, that Beethoven performance resulted in two important invitations: one to perform a solo recital at Wigmore Hall, the other to record the Variations for Teldec. He decided to turn down the offer from Teldec, feeling at the time that a studio recording would lose the spontaneity of a live recording. He began touring in Europe, most frequently appearing in London, but maintaining a home base in Paris, and for a time he toured the world with violinist Viktoria Mullova, also making his first recording with her. His first solo recordings were of Bach, Beethoven, and Webern. In 2000, he made his American debut and was given the Karol Szymanowski Award for his interpretations of that composer's works. The next year Anderszewski signed a recording contract with Virgin Classics. Finally, he was ready to record the Diabelli Variations, and filmmaker Bruno Monsaigneon documented the process and Anderszewski's thoughts on the work, much in the same way he had documented Glenn Gould performing the Goldberg Variations. The recording itself received high praise and several awards. Anderszewski's next project was performing and recording Mozart piano concertos while conducting from the piano. In 2002, he was awarded the prestigious Gilmore Prize, hoping to use some of the prize monies to record his favorite Szymanowski pieces. Read less
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  • 1.
    Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert: Violin Sonatas / D. & P. Anderszewski
    Label: Cd Accord   Catalog: 442 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Dorota Anderszewska,  Piotr Anderszewski
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  • 2.
    Classical Hits Of The Cinema
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 30756 Release Date: 01/24/2012   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Alfred Newman,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Gustav Mahler,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  Frank Peter Zimmermann,  Piotr Anderszewski,  Christian Zacharias
    Conductor:  Paul Bateman,  Lorin Maazel,  Andrew Litton,  Piotr Anderszewski  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    The Legend Of Mozart
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 0709452 Release Date: 01/10/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Diana Damrau,  Natalie Dessay,  Véronique Gens,  Margaret Marshall  ... 
    Conductor:  Jérémie Rhorer,  Louis Langrée,  Ivor Bolton,  Riccardo Muti  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Orchestral de Paris,  Sinfonia Varsovia,  Le Concert D'Astrée  ... 
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    Chopin: Best Loved Piano Pieces
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 84027 Release Date: 08/23/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Francois-René Duchable,  Mikhail Pletnev,  Leif Ove Andsnes,  Piotr Anderszewski
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    The Art Of Piano - Great Pianists Of The 20th Century
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 4732 Release Date: 07/26/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Various
    Performer:  Evgeni Kissin,  Daniel Barenboim,  Claudio Arrau,  Tamás Vásáry  ... 
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    Schumann: Humoreske, Studien Fur Den Pedalflugel, Gesange Der Fruhe / Anderszewski
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 42022 Release Date: 03/08/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Piotr Anderszewski
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  • 7.
    Piotr Anderszewski - Unquiet Traveller [Blu-ray]
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 3077934 Release Date: 06/29/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Various,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Piotr Anderszewski
    Conductor:  Piotr Anderszewski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
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    Zen Piano
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 28435 Release Date: 05/18/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Domenico Scarlatti,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Franz Schubert,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev,  David Levine,  Aldo Ciccolini,  Leif Ove Andsnes  ... 
    Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev,  Dmitri Kitayenko,  Libor Pesek,  Richard Hickox  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Grieg Trio,  Nash Ensemble
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    Bach: French Suite No 5, French Overture / Piotr Anderszewski
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 1951679 Release Date: 02/09/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Piotr Anderszewski
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    Chopin: Ballades, Mazurkas, Polonaises / Piotr Anderszewski
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 86370 Release Date: 10/20/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Piotr Anderszewski
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    Piotr Anderszewski - Unquiet Traveller
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 3077938 Release Date: 07/28/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Various
    Performer:  Piotr Anderszewski
    Conductor:  Piotr Anderszewski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
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    At  Carnegie Hall - Bach, Schumann, Janacek, Beethoven, Bartok / Piotr Anderszewski
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 67291 Release Date: 06/02/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Robert Schumann,  Leos Janácek,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Piotr Anderszewski
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  • 13.
    Classics For My Baby - Chopin, Mozart, Bach, Debussy, Handel, Grieg, Etc / Angelich, Menuhin, Argerich, Jarvi, Anderszewski, Et Al
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 19003 Release Date: 05/27/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Modest Mussorgsky,  Engelbert Humperdinck,  Edvard Grieg,  Frederick Delius  ... 
    Performer:  Barbara Bonney,  Anne Sofie von Otter,  Elena Duran,  Aldo Ciccolini  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Jeffrey Tate,  Paavo Järvi,  Eric Fenby  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Estonian National Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 1, Etc / Anderszewski, Et Al
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 2111 Release Date: 04/01/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Piotr Anderszewski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
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    Bach: Ses Plus Beaux Chefs-d'oeuvre
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 379347 Release Date: 01/13/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Werner Jacob,  Jonathan Rees,  Jane Murdoch,  Marc Hantaď  ... 
    Conductor:  Andrew Parrott,  Philip Ledger,  Jonathan Rees,  Monica Huggett  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players,  Scottish Ensemble  ... 
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    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 5126312 Release Date: 10/12/2007   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Modest Mussorgsky,  Mikhail Glinka,  Antonín Dvorák,  Stanislaw Moniuszko  ... 
    Performer:  Wanda Jakubowska,  Zofia Kilanowisz,  Lucia Popp,  Piotr Anderszewski  ... 
    Conductor:  Sergiu Celibidache,  Wolfgang Sawallisch,  Herbert von Karajan,  Arnold Rezler  ... 
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    Bach For My Baby
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 89585 Release Date: 06/05/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Bob van Asperen,  Marion Verbruggen,  John Holloway,  Paul Goodwin  ... 
    Conductor:  Bob van Asperen,  Wolfgang Gönnenwein,  Andrew Parrott,  Sir Philip Ledger  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melante Amsterdam,  South German Madrigal Choir Stuttgart,  Taverner Players  ... 
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  • 18.
    Live From Lugano Festival 2005 - Martha Argerich And Friends
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 58472 Release Date: 07/18/2006   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Manuel Infante,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  Polina Leschenko,  Martha Argerich,  Sergio Tiempo,  Karin Lechner  ... 
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    The Most Relaxing Bach Album In The World...ever!
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 53359 Release Date: 03/21/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Stanislav Bunin,  Andrei Gavrilov,  Yehudi Menuhin,  Christian Ferras  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Yehudi Menuhin,  Leopold Stokowski,  Richard Stamp  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Bath Festival Orchestra,  Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 20.
    The Very Best Of Chopin
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 338171 Release Date: 03/03/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Francois-René Duchable,  Leif Ove Andsnes,  Piotr Anderszewski,  Dmitri Alexeev  ... 
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  • 21.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos 17 & 20 / Anderszewski, Scottish CO
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 44696 Release Date: 02/07/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Piotr Anderszewski
    Conductor:  Piotr Anderszewski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
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  • 22.
    Viktoria Mullova Plays 20th Century Sonatas
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 4757460 Release Date: 02/06/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Claude Debussy,  Leos Janácek,  Béla Bartók  ... 
    Performer:  Viktoria Mullova,  Piotr Anderszewski
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    Very Best Of Bach
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 338158 Release Date: 01/13/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Werner Jacob,  Jonathan Rees,  Jane Murdoch,  Marc Hantaď  ... 
    Conductor:  Andrew Parrott,  Philip Ledger,  Jonathan Rees,  Monica Huggett  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players,  Taverner Consort,  Scottish Ensemble  ... 
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    Label: Pomaton   Catalog: 3489232 Release Date: 11/18/2005   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Erik Satie,  Johann Pachelbel,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Anne Queffélec,  Cécile Ousset,  Giulio Franzetti,  Izzy  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Simon Rattle,  Riccardo Muti,  Michael Nyman  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic soloists
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    Szymanowski: Piano Sonata No 3, Etc / Anderszewski
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 45730 Release Date: 08/02/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Karol Szymanowski
    Performer:  Piotr Anderszewski
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