Peter Jablonski was born in Sweden to Polish and Swedish parents. He showed an early interest
in music when he started playing drums at the age of four and piano at six. He then went on to
play drums at the famous `Village Vanguard` club in New York when he was only nine and with
musicians such as Thad Jones and Buddy Rich.
The following year Peter gave his first piano
recital playing Mozart and Chopin. At age eleven he entered Malmo Music Academy studying
with Michal Wesolowski and a year later Peter made his debut with orchestra, playing Mozart`s
piano concerto in G, K.453. The year after graduating he toured and recorded Tchaikovsky`s 1stpiano concerto with the Polish Radio Orchestra in Krakow. At the age of seventeen Peter moved to London to study piano, conducting and composition as the youngest ever post-graduate at the Royal College of Music.
While still a student Peter was heard by Vladimir Ashkenazy, who was so impressed by him that he was invited to record his debut with Ashkenazy conducting the RPO.Two years later they went on to record Rachmaninov`s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini and works by Shostakovich and Lutoslawski for Decca.This disc won the Edison Award for best concerto recording. They later recorded Scriabin`s piano concerto and Prometheus with the DSO Berlin. Other orchestral recordings include Tchaikovsky`s 2nd and 3rd piano concertos with the Philharmonia and Charles Dutoit.
Since his American debut at the Kennedy Centre in Washington in 1992 and his London debut at the Royal Festival Hall in 1993, Peter Jablonski has played with many of the worlds finest orchestras such as the DSO Berlin, NHK Tokyo, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia, Kirov, BBC Symphony,
Philharmonia, Tonhalle Zurich and the Orchestre Nationale de France conducted by, among others, Charles Dutoit, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniele Gatti, Kurt Sanderling and Myung-Whun
Chung. Highlights for 2006-07 include performances with NHK/Ashkenazy, La Scala/Chung and Leipzig Gewandhaus/Riccardo Chailly.
Chamber music is also an important part of Peter`s music making. He has just recorded the
Shostakovich and Prokofiev `cello sonatas with Ralph Kirshbaum for Altara which they will beplaying at the QEH in 2007 as part of the International Chamber Music Series. He will also be playing with Michael Collins and Isabel van Keulen at the Wigmore Hall.
In 1998 Peter Jablonski won the Orpheus award for his world premiere performance of Kilar`s
piano concerto at the Warsaw Autumn Festival, which was written for him.
In 2005 Peter was awarded the Royal Medal `Litteris et Artibus` by the King of Sweden.
Peter lives with his family in London..