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American pianist Jeremy Denk has steadily built a reputation as one of today's
most compelling and persuasive artists with an unusually broad repertoire.
Mr. Denk has appeared as soloist with many major orchestras, including the Atlanta,
Dallas, Houston, New World, St. Louis, and San Francisco symphonies; The Philadelphia
Orchestra; Orchestra of St. Luke's; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; and Philharmonia Orchestra
in London. Last season, he played concertos by Beethoven, Copland, Mozart, Schumann, and
Stravinsky, whose Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments he performed under the direction
of John Adams. He appears often in recital in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and
During the 2010-2011 season, Mr. Denk released his first solo recording, Jeremy Denk
Plays Ives, on which he plays Charles Ives's piano sonatas nos. 1 and 2. His concerto
engagements this season include a US tour with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra under
Pavel Kogan, and Mozart's "Elvira Madigan" Concerto with Peter Oundjian and the Detroit
Mr. Denk maintains working relationships with a number of living composers and has
participated in many premieres, including Jake Heggie's concerto Cut Time, Libby
Larsen's Collage: Boogie, Kevin Puts's Alternating Current, and Ned
Rorem's The Unquestioned Answer. In 2002, he recorded Tobias Picker's Second Piano
Concerto with the Moscow Philharmonic. He also worked closely with composer Leon Kirchner
on many of his recent compositions, recording his Sonata No. 2 in 2001.
Mr. Denk is an avid chamber musician. He has collaborated with many of the world's finest
string quartets, and has appeared at the Italian and American Spoleto festivals, the Santa
Fe and Seattle chamber music festivals, the Verbier and Mostly Mozart festivals, and the
Bravo! Vail Valley and Bard music festivals. He has spent several summers at the Marlboro
Music School and Festival in Vermont and has been part of "Musicians from Marlboro"
national tours. He regularly collaborates with cellist Steven Isserlis at New York's 92nd
Street Y, and gives numerous lectures and master classes.
The artist's widely read blog, Think Denk, is highly praised and frequently
referenced by many in the music press and industry. Mr. Denk writes about touring,
practicing, and otherwise unrelated experiences, as well as delving into fairly detailed
musical analyses and essays.
After graduating from Oberlin College and Conservatory in piano and chemistry, Mr. Denk
earned a master's degree in music from Indiana University as a pupil of György Sebők, and a
doctorate in piano performance from The Juilliard School, where he worked with Herbert
Stessin. Visit jeremydenk.net for more information.