About This Performance
At 18, Jan Lisiecki became the youngest performer to receive Gramophone’s Young Artist Award. Still in his mid-20s, the Canadian pianist has performed on the world’s major concert stages. He boasts multiple recordings—including the complete Beethoven Piano Concertos—which he conducted from the piano with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. “Jan Lisiecki: remember the name” (Financial Times, London).
All CHOPIN: “Night Music”
Selected Études and Nocturnes
Dr. Daniel J. Fourrier Jr., Individual Sponsor
Jan Lisiecki’s interpretations and technique speak to a maturity beyond his age. At 26, the Canadian performs over a hundred yearly concerts worldwide, and has worked closely with conductors such as Antonio Pappano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Daniel Harding, and Claudio Abbado.
Following his acclaimed “Night Music” recitals, 2019 saw Lisiecki present both a new solo recital program and a Beethoven Lieder program with Matthias Goerne. Return invitations included Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, Santa Cecilia, Camerata Salzburg, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for performances at Carnegie Hall and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.
Lisiecki has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Staatskapelle Dresden, Bavarian Radio Symphony and London Symphony Orchestra. Having signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon at fifteen, Lisiecki’s sixth album for the label sees him leading the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields from the piano for all five Beethoven concertos. The September 2019 release, recorded live from Konzerthaus Berlin, is the first within the label’s celebration of the Beethoven Year 2020. His earlier recordings have been awarded with the JUNO Award and ECHO Klassik.
At eighteen, Lisiecki became both the youngest ever recipient of Gramophone’s Young Artist Award and received the Leonard Bernstein Award. He was named UNICEF Ambassador to Canada in 2012.