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

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

Jan Lisiecki’s interpretations and technique speak to a maturity beyond his age. At 28, the Canadian looks back on a career encompassing a decade and a half on the world’s greatest stages, on which he performs over a hundred concerts a year.

Lisiecki works closely with the most eminent conductors and orchestras of our time. This season sees his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic as well as a recital in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium. He will also perform at Vienna Musikverein’s Goldener Saal, with Bamberg Symphony and Manfred Honeck, and will play complete cycle of all five Prokofiev concertos over the next two seasons.

In June, he concluded a season as Artist in Residence both at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie and Cologne Philharmonie. His last recital programme, with which he concluded the Elbphilharmonie residency, was celebrated in over 50 cities around the globe, including at Konzerthaus Vienna’s Main Hall, Chicago Symphony Hall, La Scala in Milan, Seoul Arts Center and in São Paulo.

Recent return invitations include the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony and Chicago Symphony, as well as Orchestre de Paris and Staatskapelle Dresden. Lisiecki is a fixture at major summer festivals across Europe and North America, has performed at the Salzburg Festival and made his third appearance at the BBC Proms in July.

Jan Lisiecki was offered an exclusive recording contract by Deutsche Grammophon at the age of 15. Since then, he has recorded nine albums which have been awarded with the JUNO Award, ECHO Klassik, Gramophone Critics’ Choice, Diapason d’Or and Edison Klassiek.

At eighteen, he received both the Leonard Bernstein Award and Gramophone’s Young Artist Award, becoming the youngest ever recipient of the latter. He was named UNICEF Ambassador to Canada in 2012.


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September 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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