Jan Lisiecki | Biography

Biography

Jan Lisiecki
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“Pristine, lyrical and intelligent” – The New York Times
“A musician of unusual refinement and imagination” – Boston Globe
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, Manfred Honeck, and Claudio Abbado (†).
Following his acclaimed Night Music recitals, Lisiecki recently presented both a new solo recital programme 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 fifteen, 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 will release Frédéric Chopin’s complete Nocturnes, marking Jan Lisiecki’s eighth album for the prestigious label.
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.
July 2021