Kristian Bezuidenhout is one of today´s most notable and exciting keyboard artists, equally at home on the fortepiano, harpsichord, and modern piano.
He is Artistic Director of the Freiburger Barockorchester and Principal Guest Director with the English Concert. He is a regular guest with the world´s leading ensembles including Les Arts Florissants, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, orchestre des Champs Elysées, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester; and has guest – directed (from the keyboard) the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Tafelmusik, Collegium Vocale, Juilliard 415, Kammerakademie Potsdam and Dunedin Consort.
He has performed with celebrated artists including John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Herreweghe, Frans Brüggen, Trevor Pinnock, Giovanni Antonini, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Isabelle Faust, Alina Ibragimova, Rachel Podger, Carolyn Sampson, Anne Sofie von Otter, Mark Padmore & Matthias Goerne.
Kristian´s rich and award-winning discography on Harmonia Mundi includes the complete keyboard music of Mozart (Diapason d´Or de L´année, Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik & Caecilia Prize); Mozart Violin Sonatas with Petra Müllejans; Mendelssohn and Mozart Piano Concertos with the Freiburger Barockorchester (ECHO Klassik); Beethoven & Mozart Lieder, and Schumann Dichterliebe with Mark Padmore (Edison Award). In 2013 he was nominated as Gramophone Magazine´s Artist of the Year and was awarded the «Wiener Flötenuhr» by the Mozartgemeinde Wien in 2019 for his recordings of Mozart´s keyboard music. Recent releases include Winterreisse with Mark Padmore, Bach sonatas for violin and harpsichord with Isabelle Faust, a recording of Haydn piano sonatas and Beethoven´s piano concertos with the Freiburger Barockorchester and Pablo Herás-Casado.