Jan Lisiecki

Jan Lisiecki’s interpretations and technique speak to a maturity beyond his age. At 26, the Canadian-born pianist performs more than a hundred concerts annually worldwide, and has worked closely with conductors such as Antonio Pappano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Daniel Harding, Manfred Honeck and the late Claudio Abbado.

Following his acclaimed "Night Music" recitals, Lisiecki will present a new all-Chopin recital program in more than 30 cities around the globe in 2021-2022. 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. He recently performed a Beethoven lieder cycle with baritone Matthias Goerne, among others, at the Salzburg Festival. Lisiecki also has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Orchestre de Paris, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra.

At 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 Lisiecki leading the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields from the piano. A Beethoven lieder cycle with Matthias Goerne followed, which was awarded the Diapason d’Or. Lisiecki’s eighth recording for Deutsche Grammophon, a double album of Frédéric Chopin's complete Nocturnes, appeared in August 2021 and immediately topped the classical charts in North America and Europe. His recordings have received the Juno and Echo Klassik honors. 

At 18, Lisiecki became 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.

October 2021

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