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Kristian Bezuidenhout


Harpsichordist Kristian Bezuidenhout was 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. Bezuidenhout is a frequent guest artist with the world’s leading ensembles, including The Freiburger Barockorchester, Chicago Symphony, and Collegium Vocale Gent, in many instances assuming the role of guest director. He divides his time between concerto, recital, and chamber music engagements, appearing in the early music festivals across Europe; the festivals of Salzburg, Edinburgh, Schleswig Holstein, Tangelwood, Luzern, and Mostly Mozart Lincoln Center, and at many of the world’s most important concert halls including the Berlin and Köln Philharmonie, Suntory Hall, Symphony Hall, Konzerthaus Vienna, Wigmore Hall, and Carnegie Hall.

Recent recordings include three volumes of the complete keyboard music of Mozart (prizes include Diapason D’or, a Caecilia Prize, and Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik); Mendelssohn piano concertos with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, and Schumann Dichterliebe with Mark Padmore (both won Edison Awards).