Fortepiano, Harpsichord, Piano & Conductor
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Melanie Moult

Melanie Moult

Associate Director
Philip Keegan

Philip Keegan

Assistant Artist Manager


General Management with Askonas Holt Partner manager: Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Andreea Butucariu, EAS Management

About Kristian

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.

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General Management with Askonas Holt Partner manager: Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Andreea Butucariu, EAS Management

Season Highlights

Sep 2024
The Glasshouse, Gateshead
Mozart Piano Concerto No.21 in C major, K.467 Royal Northern Sinfonia Dinis Sousa (conductor) Kristian Bezuidenhout (piano)
Oct 2024
Rudolfinum, Prague
Mozart Piano Concerto No.25 in C major, K.503 Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Semyon Bychkov (conductor) Kristian Bezuidenhout (piano)
Nov 2024
Musikverein, Vienna
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 in G major Orchestre de Champs Elysees Philippe Herreweghe (conductor) Kristian Bezuidenhout (piano)




  • Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor' with Australian Chamber Orchestra

    Australian Tour
    Mar 2024 - Mar 2024
    • Bezuidenhout makes the instrument sing. In the concerto’s magisterial opening, he answered the orchestra’s heroic chords with arpeggios that glistened at the top, creating vivid excitement when this passage tumultuously returns at the climax. At the appearance of the hushed second theme in Bminor, Bezuidenhout created a pearly tone that glistened delicately against the plucked ACO strings. ...Bezuidenhout articulated phrases of poetic lyricism. In the finale, Bezuidenhout and the ACO maintained excitement through their focus, rhythmic tautness and musical intensity.

    • On Tuesday it was the turn of one of the world’s leading fortepiano virtuosos, Kristian Bezuidenhout, to dazzle concertgoers with an exhilarating performance of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

    • Asuperbly curated programme culminating in one of the most sublime achievements of the human imagination – Beethoven’s fifth and final piano concerto – brought the composer’s sound world to glorious life at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Saturday.

    • Bold chords triggered a flurry across the keyboard as the Emperor Piano Concerto rang out on Wednesday at Perth Concert Hall, where Kristian Bezuidenhout and Australian Chamber Orchestra evoked the sound and soul of Beethoven. Bezuidenhout seemed more immersed than any podium conductor, leaning into sustained passages at the keyboard but always on the qui vive for interaction with the orchestra