Krystian Zimerman, piano

Krystian Zimerman won the prestigious Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw at the age of eighteen and was catapulted to the forefront of the international circuit. He has worked with many great musicians including Artur Rubinstein, Leonard Bernstein, and Herbert von Karajan, all of whom were very influential in his career. Zimerman has a very meticulous attitude to recording and many of his discs have won major prizes, including the Gramophone Award, the Grand Prix du Disque and the Diapason D'Or.

These days Zimerman prefers to concentrate on solo recitals, bringing his own specially prepared piano and keyboards personally to every concert. In 2013 he performed LutosÅ‚awski’s Piano Concerto in several venues worldwide to mark the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth.