Just 23, pianist Jan Lisiecki is recognized as one of the greatest pianists of our time. Acclaimed for his extraordinary interpretive maturity, distinctive sound, and poetic sensibility, he is “a pianist who makes every note count.” (The New York Times). Lisiecki’s insightful interpretations, refined technique, and natural affinity for art give him a musical voice that belies his age.
Lisiecki performs with the world’s most prestigious orchestras on major stages, and has cultivated relationships with prominent conductors including Sir Antonio Pappano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Daniel Harding, and Claudio Abbado. His fourth album for Deutsche Grammophon presents Chopin’s seldom performed works for piano and orchestra with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and Krzysztof Urbański. For this recording, Jan received the ECHO Klassik in October 2017, Germany’s most significant classical music award.
Recent highlights include his BBC Proms debut with Sir Antonio Pappano at Royal Albert Hall, his debut in the main auditorium at New York’s Carnegie Hall with the Philadelphia Orchestra, performances with the New York Philharmonic and Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, subscription debuts with Cleveland Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony, and a performance in the opening festival of the new Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. He just recently made his debut with Valery Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2017/18, Jan will open the season with Toronto Symphony Orchestra, return to DSO Berlin and Santa Cecilia and perform with Boston Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra.
In 2013 he became the youngest ever recipient of Gramophone’s Young Artist award, and also received the Leonard Bernstein Award at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. Jan Lisiecki is an exclusive recording artist with Deutsche Grammophon.