MUSICAL EVENINGS IN THE DIMITRIS MITROPOULOS HALL
With the support of the
Embassy of Canada
Hotel Grande Bretagne
Embassy of Poland
– Olivier Messiaen: La colombe, Chant d’ extase dans un paysage triste, Le nombre léger, Instants défunts
– Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita no 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825
– Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata in A major, K. 331
– Fryderyk Chopin: Études (12), opus 25
Jan Lisiecki piano
“… remarkably poetic… an extraordinary talent…”
The Manchester Evening News
“… perhaps the most ‘complete’ pianist of his age…”
BBC Music Magazine
Already recognized around the world for his poetic and mature playing, 18-year-old Jan Lisiecki has received several awards, including the 2010 Révélations Radio-Canada Musique and the 2011 Jeune Soliste des Radios Francophones. He has signed an exclusive recording agreement with Deutsche Grammophon at age 15 and his debut recording will feature Mozart’s Piano Concertos no. 20, K. 466 and no. 21, K. 467 under Maestro Christian Zacharias with the Kammerorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.
Performance highlights for the 2012-13 season include the opening concert of the Orchestre de Paris under Paavo Järvi at Salle Pleyel, and debuts with the BBC Symphony at the Barbican in London, the Leipzig Radio Symphony at Leipzig Gewandhaus and the Göteborgs Symfoniker. European recital debuts include Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Gstaad, Hamburg, Lisbon, Vienna, and Zurich. In 2012 has made his debut with the Accademia de Santa Cecilia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic.
In 2010, the Fryderyk Chopin Institute released Jan’s live recordings of both Chopin concertos with Sinfonia Varsovia and Howard Shelley, which received the prestigious Diapason Découverte award in May 2010.