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Encore Series – Piano Recital by Piotr Anderszewski

Venue Date Time Price
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
$320, $260, $200, $150
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'One of the most individual and absorbing pianists of our time.'  The Sunday Times

'Schumann playing of the highest class…bewitchingly compelling.BBC Music Magazine




English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, BWV808 


Fantasie in C, Op. 17


English Suite No. 6 in D Minor, BWV811


About the Performer

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

In recent seasons he has given recitals at London’s Barbican Centre and Royal Festival Hall, the Wiener Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall New York, the Mariinsky Concert Hall in St Petersburg and Munich’s Herkulessaal.  His collaborations with orchestra have included appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Boston, Chicago and London Symphony orchestras, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Royal Concertgebouw.  He has also given many performances directing from the keyboard, with orchestras such as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. 

An exclusive artist with Virgin Classics since 2000, Piotr Anderszewski has built up an impressive discography.  His first recording on the Virgin label was Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, which went on to receive a number of prizes including a Choc du Monde de la Musique and an ECHO Klassik award.  He has also recorded a Grammy-nominated CD of Bach's Partitas 1, 3 and 6 and a critically-acclaimed disc of works by Chopin.  His affinity with the music of his compatriot Szymanowski is captured in a highly-praised recording of the composer's solo piano works, which received the Classic FM Gramophone Award in 2006 for best instrumental disc.  His most recent recording devoted to solo works by Robert Schumann received an ECHO Klassik award in 2011 and two BBC Music Magazine awards in 2012, including 'Recording of the Year'.

Recognised for the intensity and originality of his interpretations, Piotr Anderszewski has been singled out for several high profile awards throughout his career, including the prestigious Gilmore award, given every four years to a pianist of exceptional talent.

He has also been the subject of two award-winning documentaries by the films maker Bruno Monsaingeon for ARTE.  The first of these, Piotr Anderszewski plays the Diabelli Variations (2001) explores Anderszewski’s particular relationship with Beethoven’s opus 120, whilst the second, Piotr Anderszewski, Unquiet Traveller (2008) is an unusual artist portrait, capturing Anderszewski’s reflections on music, performance and his Polish-Hungarian roots. A third film by Monsaingeon, Anderszewski Plays Schumann was made for Polish Television and first broadcast in 2010. 

Anderszewski's recent chamber music collaborations have included appearances with the Belcea Quartet and violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann.  He has also curated and performed in a number of festivals devoted to the music of Szymanowski, most notably at Carnegie Hall and Wigmore Hall London.

Engagements in 2012-13 include recitals in many of the major musical centres, such as Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Zürich Tonhalle, London's Southbank Centre and the Wiener Konzerthaus. Among his concerto engagements will be appearances with the Berlin Staatskapelle, London Symphony Orchestra and Bamberg Symphony Orchestra.  He will also direct concerto performances from the keyboard with the Camerata Salzburg and his longstanding partners the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Programme Notes

11 Nov 2012
11 Nov 2012


Tickets available from 28 August onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and credit card telephone booking.

Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis).

'Great Music' Package Discount

For each purchase of standard tickets for 'Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica', 'The English Concert', 'Wells Cathedral Choir', 'Piano Recital by Krystian Zimerman' and 'Piano Recital by Piotr Anderszewski': 5% off for any 2 concerts; 10% off for any 3 concerts; 15% off for any 4 concerts; 20% off for all 5 concerts.

Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount schemes for each purchase.  Please inform the box office staff at the time of purchase.

Running time of the concert is about 1 hour and 30 minutes with an intermission of 15 minutes.

Audience are strongly advised to arrive punctually.  No latecomer will be admitted until a suitable break or the interval in the programme.

Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999

Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

Programme Enquiries: 2268 7321

Ticketing Enquires: 2734 9009

The presenter reserves the right to change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

Pre-concert Talk

Speaker: Norman Lee (Pianist, Music Educator)

19 November 2012 (Mon) 6:45pm

High Block Committee Room North, Hong Kong City Hall

Free admission on a first-come-first-served basis


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