“Pristine, lyrical and intelligent”
(New York Times)

“A musician of unusual refinement and imagination”
(Boston Globe)

“Chopin playing of the highest class”
(The Guardian)

Jan Lisiecki’s interpretations and technique speak to a maturity beyond his age. At the age of 28, 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 (†).

In 2021/2022, Lisiecki presents a new recital programme featuring Chopin’s Nocturnes and Études in more than 30 cities all around the globe. Recent return invitations include the 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 recently performed a Beethoven Lieder cycle with baritone Matthias Goerne, among others at the Salzburg Festival, and has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Staatskapelle Dresden, Orchestre de Paris, Bavarian Radio Symphony and London Symphony Orchestra.

Last summer’s highlights included playing and conducting four complete Beethoven piano concerto cycles, both Chopin concerti with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, a return to the BBC Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall, and a sold-out residency with five concerts at the Rheingau Musik Festival.

The 22/23 season will see Lisiecki in residence at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the Philharmonie Köln, the Seattle Symphony’s season-opening gala, tours with the Vienna Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a return to the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. In the spring of 2023, he will return to the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, both in recital and with the Filarmonica della Scala.

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 Lisiecki leading the Academy of St Martin in the Fields from the piano. His Beethoven Lieder cycle with Matthias Goerne, released shortly after, was awarded the Diapason d’Or. Lisiecki’s eighth recording for the prestigious label, a double album of

Frédéric Chopin’s Complete Nocturnes which he also showcases in his current recital programme, appeared in August 2021 and in February 2022 on vinyl, immediately topping the classical charts in North America and Europe. Most recently, his previous solo programme Night Music, featuring works by Mozart, Ravel, Schumann and Paderewski, was released as a digital album. His recordings have garnered the JUNO and ECHO Klassik.

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.

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March 2023

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Title: Night Music
Composer: W. A. Mozart, M. Ravel, R. Schumann, I. J. Paderewski
Other Artists: –
Released: 2022
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Title: Chopin: Complete Nocturnes
Composer: F. Chopin
Other Artists: –
Released: 2021
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Title: Beethoven: Lieder · Songs
Composer: L. v. Beethoven
Other Artists: Matthias Goerne, baritone
Released: 2020
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Title: Beethoven: Complete Piano Concertos
Composer: L. v. Beethoven
Other Artists: Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Released: 2019
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Composer: F. Mendelssohn
Other Artists: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Released: 2019
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Title: Chopin: Works for Piano and Orchestra
Composer: F. Chopin
Other Artists: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Krzysztof Urbanski – conductor
Released: 2017
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Title: Schumann
Composer: R. Schumann
Other Artists: Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano – conductor
Released: 2016
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Title: Chopin Études
Composer: F. Chopin
Other Artists: –
Released: 2013
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Title: Mozart; Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 21
Composer: W. A. Mozart
Other Artists: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Christian Zacharias – conductor
Released: 2012
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Title: Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Composer: F. Chopin
Other Artists: Sinfonia Varsovia, Howard Shelley – conductor
Released: 2010
Label: Fryderyk Chopin Institute

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Jan Lisiecki – Chopin: Nocturne in E Minor, Op. posth. 72/1


Jan Lisiecki – Chopin: Nocturnes, Op. 27 – No. 2 in D Flat Major. Lento Sostenuto


Matthias Goerne & Jan Lisiecki – Beethoven: Lieder · Songs – Trailer

Matthias Goerne & Jan Lisiecki – Beethoven: Der Liebende, WoO 139

Jan Lisiecki – Beethoven: Complete Piano Concertos – Trailer

Jan Lisiecki – Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2: III. Rondo. Molto allegro

Jan Lisiecki – Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte, Op.19: No.6 in G Minor, “Venetian Gondola Song”

Jan Lisiecki – Mendelssohn: On working with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Jan Lisiecki – Mendelssohn: On the repertoire of the Album

Jan Lisiecki – Mendelssohn: On the composer

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