09 NOV 2018 | FRI | 6:30PM
“A remarkably young soloist (who) is perhaps the most ‘complete’ pianist of his age I have encountered. ” – John Allison, BBC Music Magazine
Jan Lisiecki was born to Polish parents in Canada in 1995. He was brought to international attention in 2010, after the Fryderyk Chopin Institute issued a recording of Chopin’s piano concertos, performed live by Jan at age 13 and 14. The release received critical acclaim and was awarded the Diapason Découverte. Confirming his status among the most imaginative and poetic pianists of his generation, Deutsche Grammophon signed an exclusive contract with Jan in 2011, when he was just 15 years old. Now at the age of 23, he has 4 DG albums under his belt and tours around the world on major stages and festivals, including performances at the prominent ‘Chopin and His Europe Festival’ every summer in Warsaw.
Right before his debut recital at HKU, come meet Jan in person! Jan will engage in a dialogue with Prof. Daniel Chua, Chairperson of HKU Music Department, to share with us his thoughts on his career, recordings, and passion for music.
Speaker: Jan Lisiecki
Moderator: Prof. Daniel Chua, Chairperson, Department of Music, HKU
LG1/F, Run Run Shaw Tower
The University of Hong Kong
FREE via online registration
- For ages 8+
- Approximately 45 mins without intermission
- Guests are advised to arrive punctually.
- No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme.
- Programmes and artists are subject to change.