“It may happen once a season or once in a lifetime. Along comes a talent, not merely your run-of-the-mill virtuoso, but someone, something extraordinary
that makes you rethink a piece of music you thought you’ve known forever”
“The delicacy and inspired colouring of his playing lifted the music’s spirit. His determined rhythms, tempered by all sorts of nuances and differing emphases, made it buoyant. The technical pressures of the concerto held no fears for him. But it was the additional dimension of artistry and musical insight that made the performance so memorable” Daily Telegraph, London
Peter Jablonski, piano
Swedish – Polish pianist Peter Jablonski has given concerts on all five continents, and has worked with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (with whom he has also made a number of recordings), and the Philharmonia, Cleveland, The Kirov, NHK Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic and Czech Philharmonic orchestras. He has also worked with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Hamburger Symphoniker, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, London Philharmonic Orchestra and the major orchestras in Scandinavia. Peter has also worked with notable conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Myung-Whun Chung.
Recent and upcoming highlights include performances with the Trondheim Symphony and Daejeon Philharmonic orchestras and a tour with the I, CULTURE
Orchestra in connection with the Polish presidency of the European Union with concerts in Brussels and London at the Royal Festival Hall. He will also appear in concert with Nürnberger Symphoniker and in May 2012 he will premiere a new piano concerto by Jouni Kaipainen with the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and Hannu Lintu. Last season he performed with Ensemble orchestral de Paris, Beethoven Orchester Bonn with Osmo Vänskä and RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. In January 2011 he directed Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra to much acclaim.
Motivated by his Polish heritage, Peter is also a strong advocate of Polish composers such as Lutosławski, Szymanowski and Wojciech Kilar. The latter dedicated his Piano Concerto to Jablonski, who gave the world premiere in Warsaw in 1997. Looking further ahead to the 2012/13 season Peter Jablonski will appear in concert with Hannu Lintu and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra for Lutosławski’s 100th anniversary concert. In February 2013 he will also perform Lutosławski’s piano concerto with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra.
In addition to performing a wide range of concertos, Jablonski also has an extensive recital repertoire. This season he will appear at The International Piano Series at the Royal Festival Hall and at Belfast Festival at Queens. A frequent performer in East Asia, last season he appeared in recital at the Seoul International Music Festival as well as making an appearance at the Stockholm Konserthuset. In the summer of 2010 he debuted at the Mostly Mozart Festival at the Lincoln Center, New York, performing Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No.2 with the Festival Orchestra under Louis Langrée.
Peter Jablonski is Artistic Director of the annual Karlskrona Chamber Music Festival in Sweden. He is also Artistic Director of Altara Records for which he has recorded the Prokofiev and Shostakovich Cello Sonatas with Ralph Kirshbaum. His most recent release with Altara features Mazurkas by Chopin, Szymanowski and Maciejewski and this season he will release a CD of works by Liszt through Octavia. Jablonski also has an extensive multi-award winning discography with Decca and Deutsche Grammophon, including the complete Prokofiev Piano Sonatas and the complete Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos with Philharmonia Orchestra and Charles Dutoit.
Rimsky-Korsakov/Jablonski: Flight of the Bumblebee (excerpt) © Fuji TV
Prokofie : Piano Concerto No. 3 op.26 Allegro ma non troppo
（Dmitri Kitaenko, cond.）
Grieg：Lyric Piece op. 68 nr.3 “At Your Feet”（Suntory Hall）
Chopin: Mazurkas (excerpt)
Gershwin: Rhapsody No. 2 (excerpt)