Polish born Lisbon dwelling world acclaimed award winning pianist Piotr Anderszewski, whose most intimate performances are admired as being ‘like the late-night communing of two old friends’, will be sure provide ‘an exceptional experience’ for those attending the 25th Australian Festival of Chamber Music (AFCM) in Townsville 31st July to 8th August, 2015.
Renowned for the intensity and dexterity of his playing, while always remaining fresh and spontaneous, Piotr Anderszewski has been here before; his debut Australian performance with the Australian Chamber Orchestra in 2001 a huge success. This time Townsville will be his only venue, the AFCM receiving a grant from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland for his performances.
In an interview five years ago Piotr Anderszewski revealed he was in his teenage years when he became aware practicing the piano would help him build a persona and a career that was all his own. This early revelation and focus enabled him to gradually build a body of work he admires, not ever performing any piece until he gains a level of performance he can live with; the sign of a perfectionist.
Detailing a range of emotions while playing in some of the greatest concert centres of the world where he produces musical phrases that have the audience on the edge of their seats, Piotr Anderszewski at the AFCM will also be chatting with Piers Lane in Concert Conversations. His presence has ensured that these events are already sold out.
On Saturday 1st August he will perform the Piano concerto in A Major K414 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with the Camerata of St John’s. Wednesday 5th August at both 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm he will play Johann Sebastian Bach’s English Suite and on Friday 7th August the Program will include works by composers with whom Piotr Anderszewski is outstandingly identified.
Practice, practice and more practice every day Piotr Anderszewski no doubt knows helps him towards his desired goal of perfection, although I am sure by now he realises that the journey is often the very best part, especially when it takes you from the old concert halls of Europe to the magic of the tropics where you can make beautiful sounds in paradise. Australian Festival of Chamber Music 2015 | Download AFCM PROGRAM 2015 | Bookings