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

  • 18:00 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 K271 ‘Jeunehomme’

    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 K271 ‘Jeunehomme’

    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 K271 ‘Jeunehomme’

    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 K271 ‘Jeunehomme’

    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

  • 20:00 14 May 2018 Kings Place, LONDON More info  

    GEORGE FREDERIC HANDEL Trio Sonata in G Op 5/4
    GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN Suite in E minor from Tafelmusik Suite no. 1 TWV55:e1
    GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN ‘Paris’ Quartet TWV43:e4
    Interval
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Contrapunctus 14 from The Art of Fugue BWV1080
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor BWV1052
    GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN Wassermusik Hamburger Ebb und Flut

    director, harpsichord: Kristian Bezuidenhout
    Ensemble: English Concert

  • 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 K271 ‘Jeunehomme’

    Fortepiano and director: Kristian Bezuidenhout
    orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

  • 17:30 20 May 2018 Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, 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 K271 ‘Jeunehomme’

    fortepiano, director: Kristian Bezuidenhout
    orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

  • 15:00 03 Jun 2018 Tivoli Concert Hall and Festival, DENMARK 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 K271 ‘Jeunehomme’

    Fortepiano, director: Kristian Bezuidenhout
    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

  • 11:00 16 Jun 2018 LSO St Luke's, LONDON More info  

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Sonata No.3 in E major for violin and harpsichord BWV 1016
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Sonata No.1 in B minor for violin and harpsichord BWV 1014
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Toccata in for solo harpsichord in D minor BWV 913
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Sonata No.6 in G major for violin and keyboard BWV 1019

    Violin: Isabelle Faust
    Harpsichord: Kristian Bezuidenhout

  • 11:00 23 Jun 2018 Aldeburgh Church, ALDEBURGH More info  

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Komm lieber Zither, komm K351
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Als Luise die Briefe
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Abendempfindung K. 523
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART An Chloe K.524
    FRANZ SCHUBERT Allegretto in C minor D915
    FRANZ SCHUBERT Adagio in G major D178
    FRANZ SCHUBERT Viola D786
    Interval
    ADOLF FREDRIK LINDBLAD Ein sommardarg
    ADOLF FREDRIK LINDBLAD Nattviolen
    ADOLF FREDRIK LINDBLAD Svanvits sång
    ADOLF FREDRIK LINDBLAD En ung flickas morgonbetraktelse in F major
    FRANZ SCHUBERT Piano Sonata in E flat major D568 II: Andante Molto
    FRANZ SCHUBERT Die Sterne, D. 939
    FRANZ SCHUBERT Lieder und Gesänge aus ‘Wilhelm Meister’, Op. 98a: 9. So lasst mich scheinen
    FRANZ SCHUBERT Waldesnacht

    mezzo soprano: Anne-sofie Von Otter
    fortepiano: Kristian Bezuidenhout

  • 19:30 28 Jun 2018 The Sheldonian Theatre, OXFORD More info  

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Komm lieber Zither, komm K351
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Als Luise die Briefe
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Abendempfindung K. 523
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART An Chloe K.524
    FRANZ SCHUBERT Allegretto in C minor D915
    FRANZ SCHUBERT Adagio in G major D178
    FRANZ SCHUBERT Viola D786
    Interval
    ADOLF FREDRIK LINDBLAD Ein sommardarg
    ADOLF FREDRIK LINDBLAD Nattviolen
    ADOLF FREDRIK LINDBLAD Svanvits sång
    ADOLF FREDRIK LINDBLAD En ung flickas morgonbetraktelse in F major
    FRANZ BERWALD Lebt wohl ihr Berge
    FRANZ BERWALD Romance
    FRANZ BERWALD En parcourant les doux climats
    FRANZ SCHUBERT Piano Sonata in E flat major D568 II: Andante Molto
    FRANZ SCHUBERT Die Sterne, D. 939
    FRANZ SCHUBERT Lieder und Gesänge aus ‘Wilhelm Meister’, Op. 98a: 9. So lasst mich scheinen
    FRANZ SCHUBERT Waldesnacht

    fortepiano: Kristian Bezuidenhout
    mezzo soprano: Anne-sofie Von Otter

  • 18:00 07 Jul 2018 Klosterkirche Maulbronn, city TBC More info  

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Violin Sonata in C minor BWV 1017
    HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER Rosenkranz Sonata No. 6 in C minor
    HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER Rosenkranz Sonata No. 9 in A minor
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Sonata No.6 in G major for violin and keyboard BWV 1019
    Interval
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Sonata No.1 in B minor for violin and harpsichord BWV 1014
    HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER Rosenkranz Sonata No. 12 in C major
    HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER Rosenkranz Sonata No. 13 in D minor
    HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER Passacaglia in G minor
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Sonata No.3 in E major for violin and harpsichord BWV 1016

    violin: Isabelle Faust
    cello: Kristin von der Goltz
    harpsichord, organ: Kristian Bezuidenhout

  • 15:30 08 Jul 2018 Hindsgavl Manor, city TBC More info  

    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Rondo in C major Op. 51 No. 1
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Rondo in G major Op. 51 No.2
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor Op. 13 ‘Pathétique’

    fortepiano: Kristian Bezuidenhout

  • 20:00 09 Jul 2018 Hindsgavl Manor, city TBC More info  

    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Mailied Op.52/4
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Neue Liebe, neues Leben Op.75/2
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Abendlied unterm gestirnten Himmel WoO 150
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN An Die Ferne Geliebte Op. 98
    Interval
    FRANZ SCHUBERT Schwanengesang D 957

    Tenor: Mark Padmore
    fortepiano: Kristian Bezuidenhout

  • 18:00 18 Jul 2018 Paxton House, BERWICK UPON TWEED 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’

    Contact: Kristian Bezuidenhout

  • 18:00 21 Jul 2018 venue TBC, city TBC More info  

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Violin Sonata in C minor BWV 1017
    HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER Rosenkranz Sonata No. 6 in C minor
    HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER Rosenkranz Sonata No. 9 in A minor
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Sonata No.6 in G major for violin and keyboard BWV 1019
    Interval
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Sonata No.1 in B minor for violin and harpsichord BWV 1014
    HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER Rosenkranz Sonata No. 12 in C major
    HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER Rosenkranz Sonata No. 13 in D minor
    HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER Passacaglia in G minor
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Sonata No.3 in E major for violin and harpsichord BWV 1016

    Violin: Isabelle Faust
    cello: Kristin von der Goltz
    harpsichord and organ: Kristian Bezuidenhout

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