One of America's most thought-provoking, multifaceted, and compelling artists, pianist
Jeremy Denk is the winner of a 2013 MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship and the 2014 Avery Fisher
Prize, in addition to being named Musical America's 2014 Instrumentalist of the
Year. He has appeared as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; The Philadelphia
Orchestra; and the symphony orchestras of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and London; and
regularly gives recitals in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. In
2014-2015, he launches a four-season tenure as an artistic partner of The Saint Paul
Chamber Orchestra, makes debuts with The Cleveland Orchestra and New York Philharmonic,
appears as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony, and
performs Bach concertos on tour with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.
Mr. Denk is known for his original and insightful writing on music, which Alex Ross praises
for its "arresting sensitivity and wit." His blog, think denk, was selected for
inclusion in the Library of Congress Web Archives, and he has written pieces for The
New Yorker, The New York Times, and The New York Review of Books.
One of his New Yorker contributions, "Every Good Boy Does Fine," forms the basis
of a memoir for future publication by Random House. In 2014, he served as music director of
the Ojai Music Festival.
Mr. Denk's debut recording for Nonesuch Records juxtaposed Ligeti's Études with
Beethoven's final sonata, and was included on many "Best of 2012" lists, including those of
The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and NPR Music. His second recording
for the label, J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, was released in September 2013. It
reached number one on Billboard's Classical Albums chart.