Andrew Zolinsky

Andrew Zolinsky is a versatile pianist of interpretive vision whose outstanding repertoire ranges from early Baroque to the most avant-garde music. His close relationships with Simon Holt, Unsuk Chin, Michael Zev Gordon, Michael Finnissy, Martin Butler and David Lang have led to a series of world premieres, including David Lang's 'Memory pieces' (New York, 2000), 'Psalms without Words' (New York, 2003) as well as his piano concerto commissioned by the BBC and premiered in 2004 with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Grant Llewellyn.

Andrew is a keen exponent of the music of Unsuk Chin, and performed her complete Etudes for solo piano at the Royal Northern College of Music in February 2007 as part of a festival celebrating the Korean composer's work; he recently gave the French premire of the Etudes at the Festival Musica in Strasbourg. Andrew also gave the London premire of her Piano Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, as a result of which, the orchestra immediately invited him back to perform the Barber Concerto, which was later broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

In addition to his appearances with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Andrew has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, and has worked under the baton of such distinguished conductors as David Robertson, Diego Masson, Martyn Brabbins, Nicholas Cleobury, Robin Stapleton, Miguel Harth-Bedoya and Simon Joly. Andrew recently made his debut with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Charles Hazlewood in a performance of Beethoven's third Concerto.

Andrew has also appeared at the Barbican Hall, Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Symphony Hall, and he has been heard on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, German Radio, Czech Radio and the BBC Radio Ulster, the latter for two recitals of works by Irish composers. He has also given concerts in France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Czech Republic, Japan and the US His most recent recordings include the complete piano music of Schoenberg (Mollterz label) and a CD of modern Swiss

composers for Guild (both in 2006). NMC recently released Andrew's recording of solo piano music by Michael Zev Gordon. This recording was selected by Paul Driver in the Sunday Times as one of the top ten contemporary album's of 2009.

In May 2009, as part of BBC Radio Three's Mendelssohn weekend, Andrew gave the World premieres of six specially commissioned short pieces influenced by the 'Songs without words' alongside some original Mendelssohn.

Andrew has worked with some of today's leading musicians including, the Belcea quartet, Composers' Ensemble, the RTE Vanburgh quartet, Jane Atkins, Emily Beynon, Krzysztof Chorzelski, Daniel Hope and Alexander Ivashkin.

Future engagements include concerts in America, Italy and China, and in the UK a performance of Chopin's first Concerto with the RPO, and as part of the BBC's 'Total Immersion' series in 2011, Andrew will play Unsuk China's Double Concerto with Owen Gunnell and the London Sinfonietta conducted by Stefan Asbury.

Andrew is Head of Keyboard at the London College of Music, and regularly gives masterclasses and concerts at the Dartington International Summer School. In addition to his position at the London College of Music, in September 2009 Andrew joined the faculty of the Royal College of Music.