Zolinsky, Andrew


Andrew Zolinsky is a versatile pianist whose repertoire ranges from early Baroque to the avant-garde.  His close relationships with Simon Holt, Unsuk Chin, 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) and Piano Concerto - commissioned by the BBC and premiered in 2004 with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Grant Llewellyn. 

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 Sinfonia 21, and has worked with conductors including David Robertson, Diego Masson, Charles Hazlewood, Martyn Brabbins and Nicholas Cleobury.

Andrew has also appeared at the Barbican, Wigmore, Bridgewater and Symphony Halls, 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 recordings include the complete piano music of Schoenberg (Mollterz label), modern Swiss composers for Guild, piano music of David Lang (Canteloupe) and the complete solo piano music of Michael Zev Gordon for NMC.

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

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The works on this disc, performed by Andrew Zolinsky, span nearly twenty years of Michael Zev Gordon’s composition - from the sparkling dissonances of Touch to the more lyrical sequence On Memory, which recalls the connections we make between memories in its series of twelve miniatures - which take inspiration from sources as diverse as Couperin, Klezmer dance and Bill Evans's jazz compositions.



"The music suits Andrew Zolinsky's contained, super-refined piano sound." Gramophone


 Michael Zev Gordon's music is distributed by Sound and Music.


On Memory was recorded on 15 September 2005 at Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of Southampton. The other works on this disc were recorded at the same venue on 14 December 2008.

Recording engineer & producer: DAVID LEFEBER
Executive producer: COLIN MATTHEWS

(P) 2009 NMC Recordings Ltd

Sound And Music/ BMIC
Catalogue number:
NMC D144
Release Date:
6 October 2009