For more than 40 years internationally renowned pianist Maurizio Pollini has performed with celebrated conductors and orchestras in all the major European, American, and Japanese concert halls and festivals. He has been awarded many of classical music’s highest honors, including: the Vienna Philharmonic Ring of Honor (1987), the Golden Medal of the Town Salzburg (1995), the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize in Munich (1996), the “A Life for Music — Artur Rubinstein” Prize in Venice (1999), the Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Prize in Milan (2000), the Prize Imperiale in Tokyo (2010), and the Royal Philharmonic Society Award (2012). In 2013 the Complutense University of Madrid presented him with the Laurea Honoris Causa.
Maurizio Pollini’s repertoire ranges from J.S. Bach to contemporary composers (including premieres of works by Giacomo Manzoni, Nono, and Salvatore Sciarrino) to Beethoven’s complete piano sonatas. He has recorded works from the Classical, Romantic, and contemporary repertoire to worldwide critical acclaim. His recordings of the complete piano works by Schoenberg and pieces by Berg, Webern, Manzoni, Nono, Boulez, and Stockhausen are a testament to his great passion for music of the 20th century.
All of Mr. Pollini’s recordings for Deutsche Grammophone have been received with great enthusiasm by audiences and critics alike. He was awarded an Echo Award (2006, Germany); the Choc de la Musique, Victoires de la Musique, and a Diapason d’Or de l’Année (2006, France); a Grammy for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (2007); and the Disco d’Oro (2007, Italy) for his recording of Chopin Nocturnes.
In January 2019 Deutsche Grammophone released Maurizio Pollini’s latest recording, of Chopin’s last works.