Anderszewski and Zimmermann Perform Szymanowski, Schumann and Beethoven

Piotr Anderszewski, Photo courtesy of EastNews
Acclaimed Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski returns to the Barbican with Frank Peter Zimmermann, a German violinist whose excellence in the cornerstones of the repertoire is paired with an inquisitive appetite for musical exploration

The duo performs Beethoven's aptly titled Spring Sonata, which is among the most delightful, joyful and engagingly melodic of all the pieces the composer wrote for both piano and violin. Playful and humorous, when performed by two communicative musicians, such as these, it is not hard to see why it is also one of the most popular.

The repertoire follows up with Karol Szymanowski's Myths, bringing the audience into an entirely different realm with its beguiling and mysterious impressionistic soundscape. The concert rounds off with Schumann's Second Sonata in D Minor.

Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski is recognised for the intensity and originality of his performance, winning several awards, including the Gilmore Award in 2002. He has appeared with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Boston, Chicago and London Symphony orchestras, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Royal Concertgebouw. He has collaborated with a number of world-class ensembles, including the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the soloists of the Berlin Philharmonic. His play/direct partnership with the Scottish Chamer Orchestra has been particularly fruitful, and as well as touring extensively with the orchestra he has recorded a disc featuring Mozart's G major and D minor piano concertos. He has also made recordings with the Sinfonia Varsovia and, most recently, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.

Piotr Anderszewski's engagements in 2010-11 include recitals at the Zürich Tonhalle, London's Barbican Centre, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Anderszewski will also tour North America with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, playing and directing Mozart concertos from the keyboard. In spring 2011 he embarks on a European tour with German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann and is also the featured artist in four concerts at the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg. His orchestral engagements include concerts with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the SWR Sinfonieorchester, the Philharmonia and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

Piotr Anderszewski and Peter Zimmermann perform at the Barbican Hall on April 14 at 19:30.
Barbican Hall
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS
Tel. 020 7638 8891
link** Barbican, Polish Cultural Institute in London

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