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Jan Lisiecki was born in Calgary to Polish parents in 1995.
Already recognized around the world for his poetic and mature playing, Jan Lisiecki has received several awards, among others as a 2010 Révélation Radio-Canada Musique and a 2011 Jeune Soliste des Radios Francophones.
He has shared the stage with such renowned artists as Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma and Pinchas Zukerman and substituted for Nelson Freire in four concerts in France. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall in New York, opened the Seoul International Music Festival in Korea and performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and an audience ... Read more

Jan Lisiecki was born in Calgary to Polish parents in 1995.
Already recognized around the world for his poetic and mature playing, Jan Lisiecki has received several awards, among others as a 2010 Révélation Radio-Canada Musique and a 2011 Jeune Soliste des Radios Francophones.
He has shared the stage with such renowned artists as Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma and Pinchas Zukerman and substituted for Nelson Freire in four concerts in France. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall in New York, opened the Seoul International Music Festival in Korea and performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and an audience of 100,000 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
Also a dedicated performer of chamber music, Jan Lisiecki has collaborated with the New Zealand String Quartet, Quatuor Ébène and the Penderecki String Quartet, appearing at festivals including Auvers-sur-Oise, Menton, Merano, Seoul and many others in Canada and the USA.
In 2010, the Fryderyk Chopin Institute released Jan Lisiecki’s live recordings of both Chopin concertos with Sinfonia Varsovia and Howard Shelley. This album was awarded the Diapason découverte.
Diapason described him as “an unmannered virtuoso” and singled out for praise his “irresistibly natural playing”.
Among the many highlights of Jan Lisiecki’s 2011/12 season were the opening concert of the Orchestre de Paris under Paavo Järvi at Salle Pleyel as well as debuts with the MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican. In summer 2011, Lisiecki appeared at various festivals including Verbier and Montpellier, La Roque d’Anthéron as well as in Warsaw at the festival “Chopin and His Europe”. On his Japan tour in the autumn, he appeared in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. Later in 2012 he will make his debuts with the Accademia de Santa Cecilia Orchestra under Antonio Pappano and with the New York Philharmonic under Daniel Harding.
Jan Lisiecki’s performances have been broadcast on Bavarian Radio, BBC Radio, CBC Canada, Austrian Radio, Radio France and Radio Luxembourg, as well as on television on France 3 and TV 1 and 2 in Poland. He was featured in the CBC Next! series as one of Canada’s most promising young artists and in The Reluctant Prodigy, Joe Schlesinger’s 2009 CBC National News documentary about him.
Jan Lisiecki performs frequently for various charity organizations, including the David Foster Foundation, the Polish Humanitarian Organization and the Wish Upon a Star Foundation. In June 2008 he was appointed a National Youth Representative by UNICEF Canada.
Having graduated from high school in Calgary in January 2011, Jan Lisiecki has attended the Glenn Gould School of Music in Toronto on a full scholarship since September.
Last year he also signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

Jan Lisiecki was born in Calgary to Polish parents in 1995.
Already recognized around the world for his poetic and mature playing, Jan Lisiecki has received several awards, among others as a 2010 Révélation Radio-Canada Musique and a 2011 Jeune Soliste des Radios Francophones.
He has shared the stage with such renowned artists as Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma and Pinchas Zukerman and substituted for Nelson Freire in four concerts in France. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall in New York, opened the Seoul International Music Festival in Korea and performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and an audience of 100,000 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
Also a dedicated performer of chamber music, Jan Lisiecki has collaborated with the New Zealand String Quartet, Quatuor Ébène and the Penderecki String Quartet, appearing at festivals including Auvers-sur-Oise, Menton, Merano, Seoul and many others in Canada and the USA.
In 2010, the Fryderyk Chopin Institute released Jan Lisiecki’s live recordings of both Chopin concertos with Sinfonia Varsovia and Howard Shelley. This album was awarded the Diapason découverte.
Diapason described him as “an unmannered virtuoso” and singled out for praise his “irresistibly natural playing”.
Among the many highlights of Jan Lisiecki’s 2011/12 season were the opening concert of the Orchestre de Paris under Paavo Järvi at Salle Pleyel as well as debuts with the MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican. In summer 2011, Lisiecki appeared at various festivals including Verbier and Montpellier, La Roque d’Anthéron as well as in Warsaw at the festival “Chopin and His Europe”. On his Japan tour in the autumn, he appeared in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. Later in 2012 he will make his debuts with the Accademia de Santa Cecilia Orchestra under Antonio Pappano and with the New York Philharmonic under Daniel Harding.
Jan Lisiecki’s performances have been broadcast on Bavarian Radio, BBC Radio, CBC Canada, Austrian Radio, Radio France and Radio Luxembourg, as well as on television on France 3 and TV 1 and 2 in Poland. He was featured in the CBC Next! series as one of Canada’s most promising young artists and in The Reluctant Prodigy, Joe Schlesinger’s 2009 CBC National News documentary about him.
Jan Lisiecki performs frequently for various charity organizations, including the David Foster Foundation, the Polish Humanitarian Organization and the Wish Upon a Star Foundation. In June 2008 he was appointed a National Youth Representative by UNICEF Canada.
Having graduated from high school in Calgary in January 2011, Jan Lisiecki has attended the Glenn Gould School of Music in Toronto on a full scholarship since September.
Last year he also signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

Jan Lisiecki was born in Calgary to Polish parents in 1995.
Already recognized around the world for his poetic and mature playing, Jan Lisiecki has received several awards, among others as a 2010 Révélation Radio-Canada Musique and a 2011 Jeune Soliste des Radios Francophones.
He has shared the stage with such renowned artists as Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma and Pinchas Zukerman and substituted for Nelson Freire in four concerts in France. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall in New York, opened the Seoul International Music Festival in Korea and performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and an audience of 100,000 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
Also a dedicated performer of chamber music, Jan Lisiecki has collaborated with the New Zealand String Quartet, Quatuor Ébène and the Penderecki String Quartet, appearing at festivals including Auvers-sur-Oise, Menton, Merano, Seoul and many others in Canada and the USA.
In 2010, the Fryderyk Chopin Institute released Jan Lisiecki’s live recordings of both Chopin concertos with Sinfonia Varsovia and Howard Shelley. This album was awarded the Diapason découverte.
Diapason described him as “an unmannered virtuoso” and singled out for praise his “irresistibly natural playing”.
Among the many highlights of Jan Lisiecki’s 2011/12 season were the opening concert of the Orchestre de Paris under Paavo Järvi at Salle Pleyel as well as debuts with the MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican. In summer 2011, Lisiecki appeared at various festivals including Verbier and Montpellier, La Roque d’Anthéron as well as in Warsaw at the festival “Chopin and His Europe”. On his Japan tour in the autumn, he appeared in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. Later in 2012 he will make his debuts with the Accademia de Santa Cecilia Orchestra under Antonio Pappano and with the New York Philharmonic under Daniel Harding.
Jan Lisiecki’s performances have been broadcast on Bavarian Radio, BBC Radio, CBC Canada, Austrian Radio, Radio France and Radio Luxembourg, as well as on television on France 3 and TV 1 and 2 in Poland. He was featured in the CBC Next! series as one of Canada’s most promising young artists and in The Reluctant Prodigy, Joe Schlesinger’s 2009 CBC National News documentary about him.
Jan Lisiecki performs frequently for various charity organizations, including the David Foster Foundation, the Polish Humanitarian Organization and the Wish Upon a Star Foundation. In June 2008 he was appointed a National Youth Representative by UNICEF Canada.
Having graduated from high school in Calgary in January 2011, Jan Lisiecki has attended the Glenn Gould School of Music in Toronto on a full scholarship since September.
Last year he also signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

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