Renowned for his lyrical poeticism and outstanding virtuosity, Artur Pizarro won the Leeds International Piano Competition in 1990. He performs regularly throughout the world with the leading orchestras and the world’s most distinguished conductors including Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sir Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Franz Welser-Möst, Ilan Volkov, Tugan Sokhiev, Yakov Kreizberg, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Libor Pešek, Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Charles Mackerras.
He frequently appears as a recitalist and chamber musician, and in the former capacity has performed at many of the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals including Washington’s Kennedy Center, the Wigmore Hall, the Aldeburgh Festival, Neues Gewandhaus, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Théâtre du Châtelet, Musée d’Orsay, Zürich Tonhalle, the BBC Proms, and the NHK and Orchard Halls in Japan. His regular chamber music appearances have partnered him with Raphael Oleg, Christian Altenburger, Truls Mørk, Toby Hoffmann, and the St Lawrence, Muir and Petersen Quartets. In 2005 he founded the Pizarro Trio with violinist Raphael Oleg and cellist Josephine Knight, who performed their début recital at London’s Wigmore Hall.
Artur Pizarro has recorded extensively, with his first volume of Rodrigo’s complete piano works for Naxos (8.557272) chosen as Editor’s Choice in Gramophone magazine.