Jan Lisiecki’s interpretations and technique testify to a maturity far ahead of his age. At 27, the Canadian plays over a hundred concerts a year on the world’s great stages and has built close relationships with conductors such as Sir Antonio Pappano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Daniel Harding, Manfred Honeck and Claudio Abbado (†).
In 2021/2022, Lisiecki presented his new recital programme of Chopin’s Nocturnes and Etudes in over 30 cities around the globe. Recent re-invitations have brought him back together with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for concerts at Carnegie Hall and Elbphilharmonie. Lisiecki recently performed a Beethoven song cycle with baritone Matthias Goerne, including at the Salzburg Festival. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Orchestre de Paris, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra.
Highlights of this summer included four complete Beethoven piano concerto cycles with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, which he conducted from the piano, both Chopin concertos with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and renewed concerts at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London, as well as a sold-out 5-concert residency at the Rheingau Music Festival.
In the 22/23 season he will be ProArte’s resident artist with several concerts each at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the Philharmonie Köln. Jan Lisiecki will be on tour with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, again with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. He will perform the Seattle Symphony Orchestra’s season-opening gala and in spring 2023 at Teatro alla Scala in Milan with both a recital and the
Filarmonica della Scala.
At the age of 15, he signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon. The label marked its celebration of Beethoven Year by releasing a live recording of all five Beethoven concertos from the Konzerthaus Berlin, with Jan Lisiecki conducting the Academy of St Martin in the Fields from the piano. The cycle of Beethoven songs recorded with Matthias Goerne, which followed shortly afterwards, was awarded the Diapason d’Or. Lisiecki’s eighth recording for the traditional label, a double album of Frédéric Chopin’s collected Nocturnes, to which he also devotes himself in his current solo programme, was released in vinyl format in August 2021 and February 2022 and immediately reached the top of 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. Lisiecki’s recordings have received the ECHO Klassik and the JUNO Award, among others.
At the age of 18, Jan Lisiecki was chosen by Gramophone Magazine as the youngest winner of the Young Artist Award.
Award and received the Leonard Bernstein Award. In 2012, UNICEF appointed him as the
Ambassador for Canada.