The name Jan Lisiecki is one to be noted, reported the Financial Times in reference to the 24-year-old who has already made a name for himself as one of the greatest pianists of our time. This is due to his exceptional artistic maturity, his unmistakeable sound, his poetic sensitivity and his technical brilliance, for which he has received considerable recognition. The New York Times has called him »a pianist who gives meaning to every note«.
In 2013 Gramophone Magazine named this young Canadian the youngest winner of the ›Young Artist of the Year Award‹ and he was also awarded the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival’s Leonard Bernstein Award. In 2017 Lisiecki received the Echo Klassik Award – the most significant honour of the Canadian music industry. Both prizes were won with renditions of Chopin’s less frequently played works for piano and orchestra, with Krzysztof Urbański and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra. His latest album on the Deutsche Grammophon label, recorded with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and released in February 2019, includes both Mendelssohn concertos as well as various other solo works.
On the international stage too, Lisiecki can be heard performing with the world’s most famous orchestras and has already worked in close co-operation with well-known conductors such as Sir Antonio Pappano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Daniel Harding and Claudio Abbado. Recent highlights include recital tours throughout Europe and Asia, as well as subscription concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic and the Staatskapelle Dresden. This season, Jan Lisieki will be performing once again with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Carnegie Hall. The Concert in The Glocke will be his debut with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.