Piano, Harpsichord & Fortepiano

Kristian Bezuidenhout

“Above all, Bezuidenhout knows how to make a fortepiano sing.”
★★★★★ Kate Molleson, The Guardian, 14 January 2016  

Credit: Marco Borggreve

Introduction

Kristian Bezuidenhout is one of today’s most notable and exciting keyboard artists, equally at home on the fortepiano, harpsichord, and modern piano. Born in South Africa in 1979, he began his studies in Australia, completed them at the Eastman School of Music, and now lives in London. After initial training as a pianist, he explored early keyboards, continuo playing and performance practice. Kristian first gained international recognition at the age of 21 after winning the prestigious first prize, and audience prize in the Bruges Fortepiano Competition.
Kristian is a regular guest with the world’s leading ensembles including the Freiburger Barockorchester, Les Arts Florissants, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestre des Champs Elysées, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester; and has guest-directed (from the keyboard) the English Concert, 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, Isabelle Faust, Alina Ibragimova, Rachel Podger, Carolyn Sampson, Anne Sofie von Otter and Mark Padmore.
Kristian’s rich and award-winning discography on Harmonia Mundi includes the complete keyboard music of Mozart and Mendelssohn and Mozart Piano Concertos with the Freiburger Barockorchester. In 2013 he was nominated as Gramophone Magazine’s Artist of the Year. Recent releases include Volume 2 of Mozart Piano Concertos with the Freiburger Barockorchester.
In the 2017/18 season, Kristian becomes an Artistic Director of the Freiburger Barockorchester and Principal Guest Director with the English Concert. As a soloist he performs with Orchestre des Champs Elysees/Herreweghe, and Les Violons du Roy/Cohen. Solo recitals and chamber music take him to London, Rome, Amsterdam, Stuttgart, Munich, Cologne, Berlin, USA and Japan.


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Performance Schedule

  • 19:00 24 Feb 2018 Great Guild Concert Hall, RIGA More info  

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major K. 414
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor K. 491

    Piano: Kristian Bezuidenhout
    Orchestra: Sinfonietta Riga

  • 17:00 03 Mar 2018 Zentrum Paul Klee, BERN More info  

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor BWV1052
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Concerto for keyboard in D major BWV 1054

    harpsichord: Kristian Bezuidenhout
    conductor: Meret Lüthi
    Ensemble: Les Passions de l’Ame

  • 19:30 07 Mar 2018 St Peter Kirche Zurich, ZURICH More info  

    JOHANN CHRISTOPH BACH Sinfonia in G major Op. 3 No. 6
    CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH Keyboard concerto in C Wq 20
    Interval
    CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH String Sinfonia in F major Wq183/3
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major ‘Jeunehomme’ K. 271

    piano, director: Kristian Bezuidenhout
    orchestra: Zürcher Kammerorchester

  • 14:00 17 Mar 2018 Hyogo Performing Arts Center, NISHINOMIYASHI More info  

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Sonata in C major K330
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Sonata in F major K332
    Interval
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Sonata in B flat K 281
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Sonata No. 14 in C minor K457

    forte piano: Kristian Bezuidenhout

  • 14:00 18 Mar 2018 Munetsugu Hall, NAGOYA More info  

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Sonata in C major K330
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Sonata in F major K332
    Interval
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Sonata in B flat K 281
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Sonata No. 14 in C minor K457

    fortepiano: Kristian Bezuidenhout

  • 19:00 19 Mar 2018 Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, TOKYO More info  

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Sonata in C major K330
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Sonata in F major K332
    Interval
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Sonata in B flat K 281
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Sonata No. 14 in C minor K457

    fortepiano: Kristian Bezuidenhout

  • 19:00 30 Mar 2018 Yamacraw Center for the Performing Arts, SAVANNAH More info  

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major ‘Jeunehomme’ K. 271

    Piano: Kristian Bezuidenhout
    Ensemble: Zürcher Kammerorchester

  • 18:15 02 Apr 2018 Trinity United Methodist Church, SAVANNAH More info  

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Rondo in A minor K. 511
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Adagio in B minor K. 540
    Interval
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Sonata No. 4 in E flat major K282
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Sonata No. 14 in C minor K457

  • 20:15 08 Apr 2018 Concertgebouw Amsterdam, AMSTERDAM More info  

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Violin Sonata in C minor BWV 1017
    JOHANN JAKOB FROBERGER Keyboard suite in C no. 6
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Sonata No.5 in F minor for violin and harpsichord BWV 1018
    Interval
    HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER Passacaglia in G minor
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Sonata No.2 in A major for violin and harpsichord BWV 1015

    Violin: Isabelle Faust
    harpsichord: Kristian Bezuidenhout

  • 19:30 09 Apr 2018 Wigmore Hall, LONDON More info  

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Violin Sonata in C minor BWV 1017
    JOHANN JAKOB FROBERGER Keyboard suite in C no. 6
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Sonata No.5 in F minor for violin and harpsichord BWV 1018
    Interval
    HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER Passacaglia in G minor
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Sonata No.2 in A major for violin and harpsichord BWV 1015

    Violin: Isabelle Faust
    harpsichord: Kristian Bezuidenhout

  • 19:30 13 Apr 2018 Pierre Boulez Saal, BERLIN More info  

    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Rondo in C major Op. 51 No. 1
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Rondo in G major Op. 51 No.2
    FRANZ SCHUBERT Piano Sonata in E flat major D568
    Interval
    FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Variations in F minor Hob XV1 1:6
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor Op. 13 ‘Pathétique’

    fortepiano: Kristian Bezuidenhout

  • 20:25 14 Apr 2018 Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, AMSTERDAM More info  

    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Rondo in C major Op. 51 No. 1
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Rondo in G major Op. 51 No.2
    FRANZ SCHUBERT Piano Sonata in E flat major D568
    Interval
    FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Variations in F minor Hob XV1 1:6
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor Op. 13 ‘Pathétique’

    Fortepiano: Kristian Bezuidenhout

  • 19:00 22 Apr 2018 Burghof Lorrach, GERMANY More info  

    FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No. 74 in E flat Hob.1:74
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major K453
    Interval
    JOHANN CHRISTOPH BACH Sinfonia No.6 in G minor Op.6
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major ‘Jeunehomme’ K. 271

    Piano, director: Kristian Bezuidenhout
    orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

  • 19:00 26 Apr 2018 Vasteras Konserthus, VASTERAS More info  

    FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No. 74 in E flat Hob.1:74
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major K453
    Interval
    JOHANN CHRISTOPH BACH Sinfonia No.6 in G minor Op.6
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major ‘Jeunehomme’ K. 271

    piano, director: Kristian Bezuidenhout
    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

  • 19:00 27 Apr 2018 Stockholms Konserthus, STOCKHOLM More info  

    FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No. 74 in E flat Hob.1:74
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major K453
    Interval
    JOHANN CHRISTOPH BACH Sinfonia No.6 in G minor Op.6
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major ‘Jeunehomme’ K. 271

    piano, director: Kristian Bezuidenhout
    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

  • 18:00 28 Apr 2018 Orebro Konserthus, OREBRO More info  

    FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No. 74 in E flat Hob.1:74
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major K453
    Interval
    JOHANN CHRISTOPH BACH Sinfonia No.6 in G minor Op.6
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major ‘Jeunehomme’ K. 271

    piano, director: Kristian Bezuidenhout
    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

  • 18:00 29 Apr 2018 Gothenburg Konserthus, GOTHENBURG More info  

    FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No. 74 in E flat Hob.1:74
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major K453
    Interval
    JOHANN CHRISTOPH BACH Sinfonia No.6 in G minor Op.6
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major ‘Jeunehomme’ K. 271

    piano, director: Kristian Bezuidenhout
    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

  • 19:30 03 May 2018 Pierre Boulez Saal, BERLIN More info  

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Sonata in E minor for flute BWV 1034
    DAVID BRUCE Cymbeline for mandolin and string quartet
    GOFFREDO PETRASSI Seconda Serenata Trio
    KAREEM ROUSTOM Hanjale
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Sonata in G major for violin and continuo BWV 1021

    Mandolin: Avi Avital
    harpsichord: Kristian Bezuidenhout

  • 19:30 10 May 2018 Rokokotheater, SCHLOSS SCHWETZINGEN More info  

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor BWV1052
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Concerto for keyboard in D major BWV 1054

    Conductor: Meret Lüthi
    Orchestra: Les Passions de l’Ame

  • 19:30 19 May 2018 Alice Tully Hall, NEW YORK More info  

    FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No. 74 in E flat Hob.1:74
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major K453
    Interval
    JOHANN CHRISTOPH BACH Sinfonia No.6 in G minor Op.6
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major ‘Jeunehomme’ K. 271

    Fortepiano and director: Kristian Bezuidenhout
    orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

  • 17:30 20 May 2018 Shriver Hall Auditorium, BALTIMORE More info  

    FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No. 74 in E flat Hob.1:74
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major K453
    Interval
    JOHANN CHRISTOPH BACH Sinfonia No.6 in G minor Op.6
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major ‘Jeunehomme’ K. 271

    fortepiano, director: Kristian Bezuidenhout
    orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

From The Green Room

Discography

Repertoire

Concerto Repertoire

C. P. E. Bach
Concerto for piano, harpsichord & orchestra, Wq. 47
Johann Christian Bach
Concerto for harpsichord & strings in F minor
Concerto for piano & orchestra in E flat major
J. S. Bach
Concerto for harpsichord & strings in D minor, BWV 1052
Concerto for harpsichord & strings in D major, BWV 1054
Concerto for harpsichord & strings in A major, BWV 1055
Brandenburg Concerto Nr. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
Concerto for flute, violin, harpsichord & strings in A minor, BWV 1044
Beethoven
Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19
Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, “Emperor”
Triple Concerto for violin, cello, and piano in C major, Op. 56
Violin Concerto, Opus 61a (Beethoven’s arrangement for piano & orchestra)
Rondo for piano & orchestra in B flat major, WoO 6
Haydn
Piano Concerto in D major, Hob. XVIII: 11
Piano Concerto in G major, Hob . XVIII: 4
Concerto for piano, violin and strings in F major, Hob, XVIII: 6
Johann Wilhelm Hertel (1727-1789)
Piano Concerto in F minor (c. 1770)
Piano Concerto in E flat major (c. 1770)
Mendelssohn
Concerto for piano & strings in A minor (1822)
Concerto for piano & orchestra in D minor, op. 40 (1837)
Concerto for piano, violin and strings in D minor (1823)
Mozart
Concerto No. 1 in F major, K. 37
Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, K. 39
Concerto No. 3 in D major, K. 40
Concerto No. 4 in G major, K. 41
Concerto No. 9 “Jenamy” in E-flat major, K. 271
Concerto No. 10 in E-flat major for Two Pianos, K. 365
Concerto No. 11 in F major, K. 413/387a
Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414/385p
Concerto No. 13 in C major, K. 415/387b|
Concerto No. 14 in E-flat major, K. 449
Concerto No. 15 in B-flat major, K. 450
Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453
Concerto No. 18 in B-flat major, K. 456
Concerto No. 19 in F major, K. 459
Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467
Concerto No. 22 in E-flat major, K. 482
Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488
Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503
Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595
Rondo for piano and orchestra in A major, K. 386

Solo Repertoire

C. P. E. Bach (1714-1788)
From “für Kenner und Liebhaber”:
Rondo in C minor, Wq. 59/4
Sonata in G major, Wq. 55/6
Sonata in E minor, Wq. 59/1
Rondo in F major, Wq. 57/5
Rondo in G major, Wq. 59/2
Fantasie in C, Wq. 61/6
Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)
Sonata in B flat major, Op. 17, Nr. 6 (1777)
Sonata in G major, Op. 5, Nr. 3
Sonata in E flat major, Op. 5, Nr. 4
J. S. Bach
Partita in D major, BWV 828
Partita in B flat major, BWV 825
Selections from the Well Tempered Clavier
Toccata in D minor, BWV 913
Toccata in E minor, BWV 914
Italian Concerto, BWV 971
Partita in A minor (arrangement of Partita for solo violin, BWV 1004)
Beethoven
Sonata in F minor, Op. 2, Nr. 1
Sonata in E flat major, Op. 7
Sonata in D major, Opus 10, Nr. 3
Sonata in C minor, Op. 13, Pathétique
Sonata in B flat major, Op. 22
Sonata in D minor, Op. 31, Nr. 2, The Tempest
Rondos in C major and G major, Op. 51
Variations in C minor, WoO 80
Andante Favori, WoO 57
Georg Benda (1722-1795)
Sonata in A minor (1781)
J. Brahms
Intermezzi, Op. 118
Ballades, op. 79
Louis Couperin (1626-1661)
Suite in E minor
Muzio Clementi (1752-1832)
Sonata in G minor, Op. 7, Nr. 3 (1782)
Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760-1812)
‘The Sufferings of the Queen of France’, in C minor, op. 23
John Field (1782-1837)
Sonata in E flat major, Op. Nr. 1
Nocturne in C minor
Johann Jakob Froberger (1616-1667)
Toccata in C major
Suite in C major
Johann Wilhelm Hertel (1727-1789)
Sonata in C major (c. 1777)
Sonata in C minor (c. 1777)
F. J. Haydn
Sonata in F major, Hob. XVI: 23
Sonata in F major, Hob. XVI: 29
Sonata in C minor, Hob, XVI: 20
Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI: 32
Sonata in C major, Hob, XVI: 48
Sonata in E flat, Hob, XVI: 49
Sonata in E flat, Hob, XVI: 52
Sonata in G minor, Hob, XVI: 44
Sonata in D major, Hob, XVI: 51
‘Seven Last Words’, arrangement for solo Keyboard
Variations in F minor, Hob. XVII: 6
Johann Kasper Kerll (1627-1693)
Toccata in G minor
Toccata in D minor
Passacaglia in D minor
Leopold Kozeluch (1747-1818)
Sonata in D minor (1786)
Sonata in F major
Joseph Martin Kraus (1756-1792)
Sonata in E flat major
Sonata in E major
W. A. Mozart
Sonata No. 1 in C major, K. 279 (Munich, Summer 1774
Sonata No. 2 in F major, K. 280 (Munich, Summer 1774)
Sonata No. 3 in B-flat major, K. 281 (Munich, Summer 1774)
Sonata No. 4 in E-flat major, K. 282 (Munich, Summer 1774)
Sonata No. 5 in G major, K. 283 (Munich, Summer 1774)
Sonata No. 6 in D major, K. 284 (Munich, February–March 1775)
Sonata No. 7 in C major, K. 309 (Mannheim, Nov. 8 1777)
Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310 (Paris, Summer 1778)
Sonata No. 9 in D major, K. 311 (Mannheim, Nov 1777)
Sonata No. 10 in C major, K. 330 (1782)
Sonata No. 11 “Turkish March” in A major, K. 331 (1783)
Sonata No. 12 in F major, K. 332 (1783)
Sonata No. 13 in B-flat major, K. 333 (1783)
Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K. 457 (Vienna, Oct. 14, 1784)
Sonata No. 15 in F major, K. 533/494 (Vienna, Jan. 3, 1788)
Sonata No. 16 in C major, K. 545 (Vienna, Jun. 26, 1788)
Sonata No. 17 in B-flat major, K. 570 (Vienna, February, 1789)
Sonata No. 18 in D major, K. 576 (Vienna, July 1789)
Klavierstück in F, K. 33b (Zurich, 30 September 1766)
Fantasy & Fugue in C major, K. 394 (Vienna, 1782)
Fantasy in C minor, K. 396 (Vienna, 1782)
Fantasy in D minor
Fantasy in C minor, K. 475 (Vienna, May 20, 1785)
Rondo in D major, K. 485
Rondo in F major, K. 494 (finale to K. 533 above initially published alone)
Rondo in A minor, K. 511
Adagio for Piano in B minor, K. 540 (Vienna, 1788)
12 Variations in C major on “Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman”, K. 265
6 Variations in F major on “Salve tu, Domine”, K. 398
10 Variations in G major on the aria “Unser dummer Pöbel meint”, K. 455
9 Variations in D major on a Menuet by Jean-Pierre Duport, K 573
D. Scarlatti
Selected Sonatas
F. Schubert
Sonata in E flat, D. 568
Sonata in A major, D. 959
Sonata in B flat, D. 960
4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899
‘Moment Musicaux’, D. 780
Adagio in G, D. 178
Allegretto in C minor, D. 915
Johann Schobert (c. 1720-1767)
Sonata in D minor