Leif Ove Andsnes, “a pianist of magisterial elegance, power and insight” (New York Times), kicks off his 2018-19 season with Sony Classical’s release on September 7 of Chopin: Ballades & Nocturnes, his first recording of the composer’s music in more than a decade. In recital, the celebrated Norwegian pianist debuts a colorful program of Schumann, Bartók and Janáček, which he performs extensively in Europe before embarking next January on a North American solo recital tourof Boston, San Francisco, La Jolla, Montreal, Chicago, and New York, where he returns to Carnegie HallBrahms’s First Piano Concertois the vehicle for collaborations with London’s Philharmonia Orchestraand for tours of Germany with the Staatskapelle Dresdenand Japan with the Berlin Radio Symphony(BRS). Also with the BRS, Andsnes plays Mozart, whose concertos are the focus for his dates with the Munich PhilharmonicBudapest Festival Orchestra, and Mahler Chamber Orchestra(MCO), which he leads from the keyboard on a tour of Germany, France, and Portugal that marks the launch of his major new multi-season project, “Mozart Momentum 1785/86.” read the complete news release HERE