Two Mozart concertos of strikingly different character, separated by only two years. No 17 is light and joyous, No 24 is much more dramatic and turbulent. Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski has given many wonderful Mozart performances with the SCO, both in Scotland and on international tours. In between the concertos, SCO Leader Stephanie Gonley directs Poulenc’s Sinfonietta, a work full of his trademark charm and wit.
Piotr Anderszewski is regarded as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation.
He is a recitalist all over the world and his collaborations with orchestra have included appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Chicago and London Symphony orchestras, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Royal Concertgebouw. He has also given many performances with chamber orchestra directing from the keyboard, most notably with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Stephanie Gonley is leader of the English Chamber Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. She was the leader of the Vellinger Quartet for some time, and she still enjoys performing a wide range of chamber music with such ensembles as the Nash Ensemble and the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble.