Compared to Lang Lang and Yundi Li, it took Piotr Anderszewski a long time to achieve a reputation as a top world class pianist. The Polish pianist was first recognized globally after he received the Gilmore Artist Award in 2002. He remained the oldest winner of this prestigious award before Ingrid Fliter broke the record at the age of 33 in 2006.
The Carnegie Hall recital CD (EMI/Virgin 2009) is a recording of the Anderszewski concert in New York City in December of last year. The concert covers works from various German, Czech and Hungarian composers. They include Bach, Schumann, Janacek and Beethoven. Bartok’s Hungarian Folksongs from the Csik District is the encore.