Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists. Winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, and the Avery Fisher Prize, Denk was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Denk returns frequently to Carnegie Hall and has recently performed with the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and Cleveland Orchestra, as well as on tour with Academy St. Martin in the Fields, and at the Royal Albert Hall this Summer performing Bartok 2 in his return to the BBC Proms.
Abroad, Jeremy Denk will be presented by the Barbican in multiple performances as artist-in-residence at Milton Hall. He will also return to play-direct the Britten Sinfonia in London, and on tour in the UK. In Asia, Denk will make his debut in recital in Hong Kong, Seoul, and Singapore. Future projects include re-uniting with Academy St. Martin in the Fields for a tour of the US, and a trio tour with Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis.
In 2012, Denk made his Nonesuch debut with a pairing of masterpieces old and new: Beethoven’s final Piano Sonata, Op. 111, and Ligeti’s Études. The album was named one of the best of 2012 by the New Yorker, NPR, and the Washington Post, and Denk’s account of the Beethoven sonata was selected by BBC Radio 3’s Building a Library as the best available version recorded on modern piano. Denk has a long-standing attachment to the music of American visionary Charles Ives, and his recording of Ives’s two piano sonatas featured in many “best of the year” lists.
Jeremy Denk graduated from Oberlin College, Indiana University, and the Juilliard School. He lives in New York City, and his web site and blog are at jeremydenk.net.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2013 MacArthur Fellowship
2014 Avery Fisher Prize
2016 Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
.. a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs..
The New York Times
photo: © John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation- used with permission
Five Variations on “Rule Britannia” in D Major
I Still Play
An die ferne Geliebte (transc. Liszt)
Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17