Artistic Director: Freiburger Barockorchester Principal Guest Director: English Concert
Kristian Bezuidenhout is one of today’s most notable and exciting keyboard artists, equally at home on the fortepiano, harpsichord, and modern piano.
An Artistic Director of Freiburger Barockorchester and Principal Guest Director with English Concert, he is also a regular guest soloist with Les Arts Florissants, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Leipzig Gewandhausorchester; and, for play-direct, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Tafelmusik, Juilliard 415, Kammerakademie Potsdam and Dunedin Consort.
He performs with celebrated artists including John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Herreweghe, Frans Brüggen, Trevor Pinnock, Giovanni Antonini, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Isabelle Faust, Alina Ibragimova, Carolyn Sampson, Anne Sofie von Otter, Mark Padmore & Matthias Goerne.
The 2023/24 season sees Kristian perform with Orchestre National de Belgique, La Scintilla, Tafelmusik Baroque, Camerata Salzburg and Australian Chamber Orchestra. He gives recitals with Isabelle Faust and Kristin von der Goltz, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Antoine Tamestit, Rachel Podger, Amandine Beyer, Marco Ceccato and Chiaroscuro Quartet
His award-winning discography on Harmonia Mundi includes the complete solo keyboard music of Mozart, Winterreisse with Mark Padmore, Bach sonatas for violin and harpsichord with Isabelle Faust, Haydn piano sonatas and complete Beethoven Concerti with Freiburger Barokorchester.