Freddy Kempf

Freddy Kempf is one of today's most successful pianists, performing to sell-out audiences all over the world. Exceptionally gifted with an unusually broad repertoire, Freddy has built a unique reputation as an explosive and physical performer not afraid to take risks as well as a serious, sensitive and profoundly musical artist.

Born in London in 1977, Freddy made his concerto debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 8, and, maintaining a strong link with the orchestra ever since, joined them for his conducting debut in 2011. Last season, Freddy play/directed the ensemble in a complete cycle of Beethoven's piano concertos, giving 11 performances in many of the UK's most significant venues.

Highlights for the current season feature debuts with Swedish Chamber Orchestra and BBC Scottish Symphony, and a return visit to Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Outside of Europe, engagements include several dates in Australia, at the Medici International Piano Series in Brisbane, Huntington Estate Music Festival and with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, with further recitals at the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow. The 2013/14 season brings an increasing number of play/direct performances for Freddy. After making his play/direct debut with the Royal Philharmonic in the 2012/13 season, and giving 11 performances in many of the UK's most prestigious venues, Freddy returns this season to conduct the RPO for Beethoven Symphony No.7 at London’s prestigious Cadogan Hall.

Freddy will also be making his play/directing debuts with the St Petersburg Philharmonic and Korean Symphony Orchestra in Seoul and Busan later this season with performances of Beethoven Piano Concerti.

Further information on Freddy is available from his web site.