Andrew Zolinsky PIANO

‘Zolinsky's virtuosity was at times incredible’ - Paul Driver, The Sunday Times      

Pianist Andrew Zolinsky is one of the most distinctive musical voices of his generation. His unique style of programming and his individual interpretations have secured performances at prestigious venues and festivals throughout the world.

Andrew has performed with many of Europe’s leading orchestras under the batons of distinguished conductors. In addition to concerts in the UK, he has also given concerts in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, New York and Spain.

In the contemporary field, he is closely associated with the music of James Clarke, Laurence Crane, Ivan Fedele, Michael Finnissy, Simon Holt, David Lang, Valentin Silvestrov and Michael Zev Gordon. Andrew has given world premieres of many of David Lang’s works, including the world premiere in New York of the complete set of Memory Pieces, and the Piano Concerto, Fur, commissioned by the BBC, with the BBCNOW.

Andrew is also very closely associated with the music of Unsuk Chin. He has performed her complete Etudes for solo piano on many occasions, including the French, London and Italian premieres.  Andrew also gave the London première of her Piano Concerto with the BBCSO.  As part of the BBC’s Total immersion series, Andrew played the Double Concerto with percussionist Owen Gunnell and the London Sinfonietta.  At Unsuk Chin’s request, he has performed her Piano Concerto and Etudes at the prestigious French festival, Acanthes. 

Andrew has recorded for Cantaloupe, Guild and NMC. His disc of David Lang’s piano music on the Cantaloupe label was released in November 2011.

In November 2013, Andrew made his debut in the International Piano series at London’s Southbank Centre, part of the Southbank’s series, The Rest is Noise.

In 2014, Andrew played recitals in the New Music Dublin festival and will play at the Piano Rarities Festival in Husum, Germany. He is professor of piano and contemporary piano at the Royal College of Music, London.