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Jan LisieckiPiano

Jan Lisiecki

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 7:30pm

Herbst TheatreVenue InformationSan Francisco

$70/$55/$45

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).

Program

All CHOPIN: “Poems of the Night”

Étude in C major Op. 10 No. 1
Nocturne in C minor Op. Posth.
Étude in A minor Op. 10 No. 2
Nocturne in E major Op. 62 No. 2
Étude in E major Op. 10 No. 3
Étude in C-sharp minor Op. 10 No. 4
Nocturne in C-sharp minor Op. 27 No. 1
Nocturne in D-flat major Op. 27 No. 2
Étude in G-flat major Op. 10 No. 5
Étude in E-flat minor Op. 10 No. 6
Nocturne in E-flat major Op. 9 No. 2
Nocturne in C minor Op. 48 No. 1
Nocturne in G minor Op. 15 No. 3
Étude in C major Op. 10 No. 7
Nocturne in F major Op. 15 No. 1
Étude in F major Op. 10 No. 8
Étude in F minor Op. 10 No. 9
Nocturne in B-flat minor Op. 9 No. 1
Étude in A-flat major Op. 10 No. 10
Nocturne in A-flat major Op. 32 No. 2
Étude in E-flat major Op. 10 No. 11
Nocturne in C-sharp minor Op. Posth.
Étude in C minor Op. 10 No. 12

Encore

IGNACY JAN PADEREWSKI: Nocturne Op. 16, No. 4

Performance Sponsor

Dr. Daniel J. Fourrier Jr., Individual Sponsor

Artist Information

Performer Biography

Jan Lisiecki’s interpretations and technique speak to a maturity beyond his age. At 26, the Canadian performs over 100 yearly concerts worldwide, and has worked closely with conductors such as Antonio Pappano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Daniel Harding, Manfred Honeck, and Claudio Abbado (†).

Following his acclaimed Night Music recitals, Lisiecki recently presented both a new solo recital program and a Beethoven Lieder cycle with baritone Matthias Goerne, among others at the Salzburg Festival. Recent return invitations include Boston Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for performances at Carnegie Hall and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Lisiecki has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Staatskapelle Dresden, Orchestre de Paris, Bavarian Radio Symphony and London Symphony Orchestra.

At the age of 15, Lisiecki signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon. The label launched its celebrations of the Beethoven Year 2020 with the release of a live recording of all five Beethoven concertos from Konzerthaus Berlin, with Jan Lisiecki leading the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields from the piano. In March 2020, a Beethoven Lieder cycle with Matthias Goerne followed, which was awarded the Diapason d’Or. Earlier recordings have been awarded with the JUNO and ECHO Klassik. In August 2021, Deutsche Grammophon released Frédéric Chopin’s complete Nocturnes, marking Jan Lisiecki’s eighth album for the prestigious label.

At 18, 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.

Artist Video

Jan Lisiecki Plays Chopin Nocturne, Op. 62