Kristian Bezuidenhout

New Principal Guest Director Kristian Bezuidenhout opens The English Concert's new season

From Haydn’s first minor key symphony and the intensity of CPE Bach, to Mozart’s imaginative and playful Piano Concerto No. 13, this programme embodies the inventive spirit of the classical masters.

The English Concert
Kristian Bezuidenhout director/fortepiano

Haydn Symphony No. 39 in G minor, Hob. I:39
Mozart Piano Concerto in C major, K415
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CPE Bach Sinfonia in B minor, Wq. 182/5
Mozart Symphony No. 33 in B-flat major, K319

In Profile: Kristian Bezuidenhout - Principal Guest Director

 ‘My first experience with The English Concert brings back the very fondest of memories. I remember being rather apprehensive at the time - this was my first play-direct project - but those fears were assuaged the minute we began making music together, the atmosphere immediately charged with positive energy. I’ve had the great pleasure of working with these superb musicians many times, and I am always struck not just by the extreme classiness of the playing, but more importantly, by the focus, joy, and unbridled energy which these cherished colleagues bring to any repertoire they play.

The prospect of working in closer collaboration with The English Concert as their Principal Guest Director fills me with great excitement: what an enormous honour it will be to explore this extraordinary repertoire together.’ – Kristian Bezuidenhout