Peter Jablonski - NOSPR
Peter Jablonski is an award-winning internationally acclaimed Swedish pianist. He is among the leading pianists of his generation, and during the last thirty years on international stages has performed with over 150 orchestras, given over 2000 concerts, and has been on 25 tours of Japan. Discovered by Abbado and Ashkenazy and signed by Decca in his seventeenth year, he went on to perform, collaborate, and record with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, which include the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Kirov Orchestra (now Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra), La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Orchestre National de France, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Cleveland Orchestra; Vladimir Ashkenazy, Valery Gergiev, Andris Nelsons, Daniel Harding, Kurt Sanderling, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Riccardo Chailly, Daniele Gatti, and Myung-Whun Chung.
He appeared in concert and recitals in famous venues around the world, which include the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Centre, Philharmonie Berlin, Suntory Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Salle Pleyel, Musikverein, Concertgebouw, among many others.
He has performed and recorded the complete piano concertos by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Bartók, and all piano sonatas by Prokofiev. During his three-decade-long career he developed a diverse repertoire that includes works by Barber, Gershwin, Szymanowski, Lutosławski, Copland, Stenhammar, with most recent additions of such composers as Laura Valborg Aulin, Elfrida Andrée, Ronald Stevenson, Alexei Stanchinsky, and Grażyna Bacewicz.
He worked with composers Witold Lutosławski and Arvo Pärt, and had a number of works composed for, and dedicated to him, including Wojciech Kilar’s Piano Concerto, for which he won the Orpheus award for the world premiere performance at the Warsaw Autumn Festival. He remains a supporter of today’s composers and regularly gives world premieres of new works.
His extensive discography includes recordings he has made for Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Philips, Altara, Octavia, and Ondine labels. He received numerous awards for his recordings, which include the Edison award for best concerto recording of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 by Shostakovich, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Rachmaninoff, and Variations on a Theme of Paganini by Lutosławski with Ashkenazy and RPO for Decca. He was presented with the Gramophone Classical Music Award for his Deutsche Grammophon recording of works by Cécile Chaminade with Anne Sofie von Otter and Bengt Forsberg.
Peter Jablonski is the recipient of the Litteris et Artibus medal for his services to culture, granted to him by the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf. He is also the winner of the prestigious prize Årets Svensk i Världen (International Swede of the Year), receiving it before ABBA and Astrid Lindgren. In May 2022 he was elected into the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
Highlights of the 2022/2023 season include among others a recital tour of Sweden, and appearances in concerts and recitals in Poland, Germany, Japan, and Sweden.