Pianist Peter Jablonski on Lutosławski's Concerto - Video Interview
On the occasion of the Lutosławski centenary celebrations, one of the world's most gifted pianists shares his impressions of the famed Piano Concerto.
Peter Jablonski was born in Sweden to Polish parents. He exhibited an early interest in music and began performing at local festivals as a youth. He gained a formal education in music at the Malmo Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music in London. During his last year studying in London, his talent for the piano was discovered byVladimir Ashkenazy, who invited him to record his debut disc for Decca with Ashkenazy conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. Two years later he recorded another album, which went on to win the Edison award for Best Concerto Recording. He debuted on stage in Washington DC in 1992 and in London in 1993, since then working with some of the finest orchestras and conductors in the world, such as Charles Dutoit, Valery Gergiev and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Over the 2012/2013 season he performs at the most prestigious concert halls across the globe, from Japan and Seoul to Stockholm, Munich and Brussels. He has joined in the Lutosławski centenary celebrations, performing in Helsinki with the Finnish Radio Symphony, in Warsaw with the Warsaw Philharmonic. He is also to tour the UK with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and will enjoy a conducting debut in South America with the Mexican Radio Philharmonic in Mexico City, performing Mozart, Prokofieff and Strauss.
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