Jeremy Denk

Jeremy Denk has appeared as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of Boston, Chicago, and London. He regularly gives recitals in New York, Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia, and throughout the United States. Mr. Denk was recently awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Last season included a return to Carnegie Hall in recital, as part of a thirteen-city tour of the US, as well as a performance of Bach’s complete keyboard concertos with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Other recent and upcoming engagements include tours with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. He will also perform at and serve as artistic director of the 2014 Ojai Music Festival, for which he is also composing the libretto to a semi-satirical opera. Mr. Denk’s writings on music have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, and in the New York Times Book Review. His website “think denk” was recently selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress Web Archives.

In 2012, Mr. Denk made his debut as a Nonesuch Records artist with a recording pairing works of Beethoven and Ligeti. The disc was named one of the best albums of 2012 by the The New Yorker, NPR, and the Washington Post. His most recent recording is a disc of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, also on Nonesuch. Mr. Denk has a long-standing attachment to the music of Charles Ives, reflected in his acclaimed recording of Ives’s two piano sonatas. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2004 and is featured in Henry Cowell’s Piano Concerto on the Symphony’s recent American Mavericks album on SFS Media. Mr. Denk has toured frequently with violinist Joshua Bell, and their album French Impressions on the Sony Classical label won a 2012 ECHO Klassik Award. He also regularly collaborates with cellist Steven Isserlis. Mr. Denk has cultivated relationships with many living composers, and has several commissioning projects currently in progress. He lives in New York City. For more information, visit jeremydenk.net.

(November 2013)