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Artur regularly appears as a recitalist and chamber musician. As a recitalist Artur has performed at many of the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals including Washington’s Kennedy Centre, The Wigmore Hall, the Aldeburgh Festival, Neues Gewandhaus, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Theatre du Chatelet, Musee D’Orsay, Zurich Tonhalle, the BBC Proms, and the NHK and Orchard Halls in Japan. Artur’s regular chamber music appearances have partnered him with Raphael Oleg, Christian Altenburger, Truls Mork, Toby Hoffmann, the St Lawrence and the Muir Quartets and the international opera star Maria Ewing.
Artur Pizarro has recorded extensively for Collins Classics to great critical acclaim. Artur has also released a disc of two piano works by Milhaud with Stephen Coombs for Hyperion. With Joan Enric Lluna Artur has released a CD for Harmonia Mundi of Spanish music for clarinet and piano. Artur’s recording of Rachmaninov’s third piano concerto with Martyn Brabbins and the NDR Orchestra has been particularly well received. Also with Martyn Brabbins, Artur recently recorded the premiere CD of the Dramatic Fantasy and Concerto for Piano & Orchestra by Jose Vianna da Motta with the Gulbenkian Orchestra available on Hyperion Records. In February 2003 Artur Pizarro released a CD of Beethoven Piano Sonatas for Linn records to outstanding critical acclaim.
Throughout 2003-04 Artur Pizarro will perform the complete cycle of Beethoven Piano Sonatas at St John’s Smith Square in London. All 8 concerts will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s ‘PERFORMANCE ON 3’.
In February 2004 Artur Pizarro was nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for his complete Beethoven piano sonata cycle.
'Pizarro is an aristocrat, producing flowing lines in a style almost unfamiliar these days. He must be one of the best pianists of the younger generation (and arguably, of any other generation)' (Michael Tumelty, The Herald)
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
|Ballada, Op 16 (Vianna da Motta)|
|Carnaval à la Nouvelle-Orléans, Op 275 (Milhaud)|
|Fantasia Dramática (Vianna da Motta)|
|Kentuckiana, Op 287 (Milhaud)|
|La Libertadora, Op 236a (Milhaud)|
|Le Bal Martiniquais, Op 249 (Milhaud)|
|Le Bœuf sur le Toit, Op 58a (Milhaud)|
|Les Songes, Op 237 (Milhaud)|
|Piano Concerto in A major (Vianna da Motta)|
|Scaramouche, Op 165b (Milhaud)|