Kristian Bezuidenhout

Kristian is an Artistic Director of the Freiburger Barockorchester and Principal Guest Director with the English Concert. He is a regular guest with leading ensembles including Les Arts Florissants, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester; and has guest-directed (from the keyboard) the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Tafelmusik, Collegium Vocale, Juilliard 415, Kammerakademie Potsdam and Dunedin Consort (St Matthew Passion).
He has performed with celebrated artists including John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Herreweghe, Frans Br├╝ggen, Trevor Pinnock, Giovanni Antonini, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Isabelle Faust, Alina Ibragimova, Carolyn Sampson, Anne Sofie von Otter, Mark Padmore & Matthias Goerne.

The 22-23 season sees Kristian perform with the Auckland Philharmonic, Guerzenich Orchester, and play-direct projects with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Kammerochester Basel, Philharmonia Baroque and Concerto Copenhagen. He will join Mark Padmore and Sol Gabetta for recitals in Europe and will undertake a North American tour with Anne Sofie von Otter.
Kristian's rich and award-winning discography on Harmonia Mundi includes the complete solo keyboard music of Mozart. Recent releases include Winterreisse with Mark Padmore, Bach sonatas for violin and harpsichord with Isabelle Faust, Haydn piano sonatas and the complete Beethoven Concerti with Freiburger Barokorchester.