To the City and the World
Saturday, 2008 January 19st, 7 PM
Great Guild Hall
GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS
PIOTR ANDERSZEWSKI (piano)
Program – Haydn, Mozart
Born in Warsaw to Polish-Hungarian parents, Piotr Anderszewski is regarded as one of today's most exciting and compelling pianists.
As a regular visitor to major concert venues around the world, he has appeared in recent seasons with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Boston, Chicago and London Symphony Orchestras, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Royal Concertgebouw.
Anderszewski has made a number of award-winning recordings since becoming an exclusive artist with Virgin Classics in 2000. Anderszewski's discography also includes a Grammy-nominated CD of Bach's Partitas. His special relationship with the music of his compatriot Szymanowsky 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.
Recognised for the intensity and originality of his interpretations, Piotr Anderszewski has been singled out for several high profile awards. In 2002 he received the prestigious Gilmore award, given every four years to a pianist of exceptional talent. He has also been a recipient of the Szymanowski Prize (1999) and the Royal Philharmonic Society's Best Instrumentalist award in 2001.
Kremerata Baltica, a chamber orchestra, was created in 1997 by renowned violinist Gidon Kremer, who serves as the orchestra's artistic director and solo violinist. The high artistic quality of the ensemble is the result of the exceptional talent of the individual musicians and Kremer's innovative approach to repertoire. Kremerata Baltica is composed exclusively of talented young musicians (average age 27) from the Baltic States and is supported by the Ministries of Culture of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, making the group the de facto cultural ambassadors of the region. Kremerata Baltica won a Grammy Award in 2002, was nominated for another in 2003, records for Nonesuch Records (a Warner Bros. label) and Deutsche Grammophon, and it performs in all the great
halls of the world.