Part of: Keyboard Virtuosos I
Jeremy Denk, Piano
BEETHOVEN Five Variations on "Rule Britannia" in D Major
JOHN ADAMS I Still Play
MENDELSSOHN Variations sérieuses
BEETHOVEN Fifteen Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-flat Major, Op. 35, "Eroica Variations"
SCHUMANN Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17
WAGNER Pilgrim's Chorus from Tannhäuser (arr. Donald Lambert)
The Trustees of Carnegie Hall gratefully acknowledge the generosity of Simon Yates and Kevin Roon in support of the 2018-2019 season.
Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists. Winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and the Avery Fisher Prize, he was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He returns frequently to Carnegie Hall, and in recent seasons has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and The Cleveland Orchestra. He also recently appeared on tour with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and at Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms.
In the 2018–2019 season, Mr. Denk embarks on a three-week recital tour of the US, including appearances in Washington, Seattle, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh, culminating in a return to Carnegie Hall. His orchestral highlights include play-directing works by Mozart with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and on tour throughout the US with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, as well as continuing his work as artistic partner of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
In the same season, Mr. Denk reunites with longtime collaborators Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis on an 11-city tour of the US, including appearances in New York, Boston, Washington, and San Francisco. Further collaborations include performances of Winterreise with Eric Owens and Ives’s violin sonatas at Tanglewood with Stefan Jackiw. Abroad, he returns to the Barbican Centre in London with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, makes his debut with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and returns to the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. He also appears in recital in Europe, including a return to Wigmore Hall as part of a three-year residency. Mr. Denk’s recording c. 1300–c. 2000 will be released this season by Nonesuch Records, with music ranging from Machaut, Binchois, and Gesualdo to Stockhausen, Ligeti, and Philip Glass. His previous recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations reached number one on the Billboard classical chart.
Mr. Denk is known for his original and insightful writing on music, which Alex Ross praises for its “arresting sensitivity and wit.” His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, and on the front page of The New York Times Book Review. One of his contributions to The New Yorker, “Every Good Boy Does Fine,” forms the basis of a book for future publication by Random House.