Peter Jablonski


Pianist
Born in Sweden, Peter Jablonski studied piano and percussion at the Malmö Academy of Music, and later piano and conducting at the Royal College of Music in London. At the age of nine he appeared at the `Village Vanguard` festival in New York, receiving praise from the legendary Miles Davis. In his final year at the RCM Jablonski was invited by Vladimir Ashkenazy to record his debut disc with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for Decca, which launched his professional career. Since his debut in Washington DC in 1992 and at the Royal Festival Hall in 1993, Jablonski has performed and recorded with the world’s finest orchestras, including the Philharmonia, BBC Symphony, Philadelphia, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, La Scala Philharmonic and NHK Tokyo among others. He has collaborated with such distinguished conductors as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Riccardo Chailly, Myung-Whun Chung, Charles Dutoit, Valery Gergiev and Esa-Pekka Salonen. His disc of Shostakovich, Rachmaninov and Lutoslawski with Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Royal Philharmonic went on to win the coveted Edison Award. His world premier performance of Wojciech Kilar’s Piano Concerto, a work written for and dedicated to him, received the Orpheus Award at the Warsaw Autumn Festival. Jablonski’s recording of Liszt solo works on Octavia Records was awarded Disc of the Month in the Japanese Gramophone in 2013. Highlights of past seasons include recitals at the London International Piano Series at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, at the Berlin Konzerthaus, Stockholm Berwaldhallen, Seoul Arts Centre and Tokyo Suntory Hall, as well as in Munich, Istanbul and Santiago de Chile, and concerto engagements with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic, Brussels Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony and the Mostly Mozart Orchestra at Lincoln Center New York. Recently Peter Jablonski has taken up conducting and has made a recording of Mozart and Beethoven concerti, directing the Swedish Chamber Philharmonia from the keyboard. A passionate chamber musician, Jablonski is the founder and Artistic Director of the Carlscrona Chamber Music Festival in Sweden.