Concert pianists :
Peter Jablonski / Ref : PJ-2021
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, Kirov (now Mariinsky), La Scala Philharmonic, Tonhalle Zurich, Orchestre Nationale de France, NHK Tokyo, DSO Berlin, Warsaw Philharmonic, Philadelphia, 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 has performed and recorded the complete piano concertos by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Bartók, and all piano sonatas by Prokofiev. Hailed an ‘unconventional virtuoso’ (Present Arts), 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 Valborg Aulin, Elfrida Andrée, Ronald Stevenson, Alexey 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.
Jablonski’s 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 First Piano Concerto, Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, and Lutoslawski’s Paganini Rhapsody with Ashkenazy and RPO for Decca. He was presented with the Grammophone Classical Music Award for his Deutsche Grammophone 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 Swedish Personality of the Year), receiving it before ABBA and Astrid Lindgren.
Jablonski began the 2021/22 season with the world premiere of Patrick Hawes Piano Concerto, written for him, at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest. Highlights of the season include performances of Grażyna Bacewicz Piano Concerto with the Stockholm Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR), Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 1 with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, a recital tour of Sweden, and appearances in concerts and recitals in Romania, Poland, Norway, Japan, USA, and Sweden.
« Peter Jablonski appears courtesy of Ondine Records« /Naxos.
Svetlana Andreeva / Ref : SA-2022
Svetlana Andreeva was born in Dzhankoy, a small city on the Crimean Peninsula in the South of Ukraine. After graduating from the Central Music School, she became a student of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and studied piano with Professor Natalia Trull and composition with Professor Leonid Bobylev. During her studies, she also started teaching young pianists, many of whom have gained a lot of success on the international level. In 2011, Svetlana won her first Grand Prize at the 3rd International Rosario Marciano Piano Competition in Vienna. In the following years she became a prizewinner of various prestigious international competitions, such as the Paderewski International Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz, the Southern Highland International Piano Competition in Australia, the Campillos International Piano Competition, Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Meryem International Piano Competition, the Scriabin International Piano Competition in Moscow and many others. Over the last several years, Svetlana has studied with the Professor Stefan Arnold at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin as well as the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. She has also successfully performed both in solo recitals and with orchestra across Europe and beyond : Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, Toruń Symphony Orchestra, Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, Meiningen Court Orchestra, Capella Bydgostiensis Chamber Orchestra, Rostov Academic Symphony Orchestra. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra invited her in 2023 and 2024 as part of the production of the 4 piano concertos by Christian Schittenhelm.
Sergey Neller – Conductor
Sergey Neller is a German composer, pianist and conductor born in Russia. In 2016 he won 2nd prize at the Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition in Bamberg (Germany). With the Bamberger Symphoniker he has recorded works by Shostakovich for the Bayerischer Rundfunk. Recent engagements include debuts with the Bolshoi Theatre, the South Netherlands Philharmonic, the Szczecin Philharmonic (Poland), the Janáček Philharmonic – Ostrava (Czech Republic), the Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra (Switzerland) and the Symphony Orchestras of Ulster (Great Britain), Oulu (Finland) and Nuremberg (Germany), with which Neller has also appeared as a pianist-conductor. In 2018 he made his debut in the USA with the Jacksonville Symphony (Florida). As part of a master-class conducted by Daniele Gatti he appeared with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. In 2019 he made his debut at the Národní Divadlo theatre in Prague, appearing as the music director and conductor of a new production of Rodion Shchedrin’s opera Lolita. Composer of the opera Tintagiles after the play La Mort de Tintagiles by Maurice Maeterlinck, staged in 2006 at Moscow’s Helikon-Opera, and the opera Phaedra to a libretto by Alexey Parin. Sergey conducted on 2020 the Mariinsky Theatre with the opera Lolita and the opera Ariadne auf Naxos in 2021.
Christian Schittenhelm / Ref : PJ-2021 / SA-2022
Christian Schittenhelm studied the piano from the age of 6. Already six years later, aged 12, he composed his first orchestra works and began his musical studies with Maestro Maurice Moerlen, who was then in charge of the great organs of the Strasbourg cathedral. At 21, he signed his first contract with Philips as a pop singer, author and composer, and soon received the SACEM Academic Price from the French Author Society (1984).
In 1989, he recorded a pop song album with EMI, featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1996, he composed Rhapsody Khronos and Khaos, the two symphonic poems acclaimed by Maestro Marcel Landowski, then Chancellor of the Institut de France.
In 1998, at the request of the prominent French TV news journalist Yves Mourousi, he composed L’Hymne Paris 2000 for the city of Paris, performed by the Orchestre Colonne.
He composed Da Vinci, an opera with the support of Mr Pierre Rosenberg, president of the Grand Louvre, and the curator Mr Guy Nicot. He adapted it into a musical Da Vinci, The Wings of Light. Presented in 1999 in Tokyo for Fuji TV as a preview of its Parisian production, the musical was performed in the summer 2000 at the Casino de Paris 52 times. (Recorded for Sony music with the Prague Symphonic Orchestra)
From 2000 to 2010, his several musicals were given in over 800 performances in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Hungary, Germany, also appearing in Paris theaters Le Theâtre de Paris, Théâtre Déjazet, Théâtre Princess Grace in Monaco, 9 Zenith Halls in France, EuroDisney to name a few…
He also composed several symphonic poems, including DAWN, BANG, ALSATICA, and four piano concertos: BLEU, WILD, AIR, and the triple piano concerto LUX.
Anastasia Belina, Musicologist and Writer
In 2020-2021, the Swedish concert pianist Peter JABLONSKI, recorded at Palladium Concert Hall in Malmö a piano solo album of Christian’s music works : « Impressionist pianistic poems of the 21st century ».
In January 2022, he discovered the concert pianist Svetlana ANDREEVA, born in the south of Ukraine. She recorded his second solo piano album, « Synesthesia » at Studio Teldex in Berlin.
21 Novembre 2022 – Svetlana Andreeva Concert Salle Cortot Paris à 20H30
January 2023, the Royal National Orchestra of Scotland invites Svetlana Andreeva for the recording of « AIR and WILD » piano concertos by Christian.
Aylwin Schittenhelm / Ref : SA-2022