Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists. Winner of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year award, Denk was also 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. Denk recently made his debut at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Philharmonie in Cologne, and Klavier-Festival Ruhr, and last season appeared on tour the UK, including a return to the Wigmore Hall. This Summer, he will return to the BBC Proms performing Bartok 2. Denk continues to appear extensively on tour in recital throughout the US, including, recently, Chicago, Washington, Boston, San Francisco, Miami, Philadelphia, and at New York’s Lincoln Center's White Light Festival in a special program that included a journey through seven centuries of Western music. Next season, Denk returns to the San Francisco Symphony with Tilson Thomas, and Carnegie Hall with Orchestra St. Luke’s, and continues as Artistic Partner of The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra with multiple performances throughout the season, and a new piano concerto written for him by Hannah Lash. He also makes his debut on tour in Asia, including recitals in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Seoul. Future projects include re-uniting with Academy St. Martin in the Fields for a tour of the US. Denk’s upcoming releases from Nonesuch Records include The Classical Style. His disc of the Goldberg Variations reached number one on Billboard’s Classical Chart. And his recording of Beethoven’s Op. 111 was selected by BBC Radio 3’s Building a Library as the best available version recorded on modern piano. Denk is known for his original and insightful writing on music, which has appeared in the New Yorker and the New York Times Book Review. He is currently working on a book for Random House. His blog, Think Denk, was recently selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress web archives.
Hannah Lash — Concerto No. 1 In Pursuit of Flying for Piano and Orchestra (world premiere, SPCO commission)
Ludwig van Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor