Black Sea Music Fest : Hobart Earle and Piotr Anderszewski

September 21, 2021, we’re awaiting the opening of the Seventh International Music Festival Black Sea Music Fest, held since 2014 under the direction of the ideological inspirer and artistic director of the festival, People’s Artist of Ukraine Hobart Earle.

The seventh festival will be opened by the world-famous musician, Polish-Hungarian pianist Piotr Anderszewski. Piotr Anderszewski is regarded as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation.

He appears regularly in recital at such concert halls as the Wiener Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Théâtre des Champs-élysées and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. His collaborations with orchestra have included appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic and Berlin Staatskapelle orchestras, the London Symphony and Philharmonia orchestras and the NHK Symphony Orchestra. He has also placed special emphasis on playing and directing, working with orchestras such as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Camerata Salzburg.

Recognised for the intensity and originality of his interpretations, Piotr Anderszewski has been a recipient of the Gilmore award, the Szymanowski Prize and a Royal Philharmonic Society award.He has also been the subject of several documentaries by the film maker Bruno Monsaingeon. ‘Piotr Anderszewski plays Diabelli Variations’ (2001) explores Anderszewski’s particular relationship with Beethoven’s iconic work. ‘Unquiet Traveller’ (2008) is an unusual artist portrait, capturing Anderszewski’s reflections on music, performance and his Polish-Hungarian roots.In 2016 Anderszewski got behind the camera himself to explore his relationship with his native Warsaw, creating a film entitled ‘Je m’appelle Varsovie’.

In the 2020-21 season Anderszewski performed at the Palau di Musíca in Barcelona, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and Wigmore Hall in London, among other halls. His recital programme featured a specially curated selection from J. S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2, which is also the subject of his latest recording released in January 2021. His orchestral engagements included appearances with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra under Jakub Hrusa, and the Wiener Symphoniker conducted by David Zinman.

Piotr Anderszewski has been an exclusive artist with Warner Classics/Erato (previously Virgin Classics) since 2000. His first recording for the label was Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, which went on to receive a number of prizes.

On September 21 at 19:00, Piotr will perform The Piano Concerto No. 5 in E♭ major, Op. 73, known as the Emperor Concerto in English-speaking countries , and in the evening programme is The Symphony No. 49 in F minor (Hoboken I/49) by Joseph Haydn. Conductor – People’s Artist of Ukraine Hobart Earle.