Since then Maurizio Pollini has become one of the most admired and respected pianists of our time and has appeared all over the world with leading orchestras and conductors and as a recitalist. In later years, he made appearances as a conductor, leading concerts from the keyboard and also mounting the podium and taking charge in the opera pit.
Maurizio Pollini is a foremost master of the keyboard. He has won deserved renown for making his phenomenal technical resources a means of exploring a vast repertoire, ranging from J.S. Bach to the cosmopolitan avant-garde. He is particularly renowned for his innovative concert programmes, which champion works by contemporary composers, and contrasts these with those of the Classical and Romantic eras.