Kristian Bezuidenhout

Kristian Bezuidenhout is one of today’s most notable and exciting keyboard artists, equally at home on the fortepiano, harpsichord, and modern piano.

Kristian is an Artistic Director of the Freiburger Barockorchester and Principal Guest Director with the English Concert. He is a regular guest with leading ensembles including Les Arts Florissants, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester; and has guest-directed (from the keyboard) the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Tafelmusik, Collegium Vocale, Juilliard 415, Kammerakademie Potsdam and Dunedin Consort (St Matthew Passion).

He has performed with celebrated artists including John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Herreweghe, Frans Brüggen, Trevor Pinnock, Giovanni Antonini, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Isabelle Faust, Alina Ibragimova, Carolyn Sampson, Anne Sofie von Otter, Mark Padmore & Matthias Goerne.

The 23-24 season sees Kristian perform with a host of ensembles such as Orchestre National de Belgique, La Scintilla, Tafelmusik Baroque, Camerata Salzburg and Australian Chamber Orchestra. He performs a number of recitals with renowned artists including Isabelle Faust and Kristin von der Goltz, with whom he tours Japan, and he visits many European countries with Jean-Guihen Queyras, Antoine Tamestit, Rachel Podger, Amandine Beyer, Marco Ceccato and Chiaroscuro Quartet.

Kristian’s rich and award-winning discography on Harmonia Mundi includes the complete solo keyboard music of Mozart. Recent releases include Winterreisse with Mark Padmore, Bach sonatas for violin and harpsichord with Isabelle Faust, Haydn piano sonatas and the complete Beethoven Concerti with Freiburger Barokorchester.