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Nicholas Angelich

Nicholas Angelich

Nicholas Angelich


Born in the USA in 1970, Nicholas Angelich began studying piano at the age of five. Two years later, he gave his first concert, performing Mozart’s Concerto K. 467. He entered the Paris Conservatoire at thirteen, where he studied with Aldo Ciccolini, Yvonne Loriod and Michel Béroff, and won the first prize for piano and chamber music. He also participated in masterclasses with Leon Fleisher, Dmitri Bashkirov and Maria João Pires and was a resident of the International Piano Foundation of Cadennabia, Italy. He is a prizewinner of numerous piano competitions, including the Robert Casadesus and Gina Bachauer international competitions.

In 2003, he made his debut with the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur at the Lincoln Center. Since then, he has played with the Russian National Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski, Orchestre National of France under Marc Minkowski and Joseph Pons, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de Liège and St Petersburg Symphony under Alexandre Dimitriev, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne under Christian Zacharias, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony under Hugh Wolff and Cincinnati Symphony under Paavo Järvi, Stephane Deneve, and Iván Fischer, among many others. An impressive interpreter of Classical and Romantic repertoire, he has given many performances featuring Beethoven and Liszt in Europe and North America, including France (La Roque d’Anthéron, Toulouse, Nantes), Germany (Klavierfestival Ruhr, Bayer Leverkusen), Italy (Brescia), Spain (Bilbao), Canada (La Lanaudière) and the USA (Washington DC). He has also gained recognition for his interpretation of twentieth-century music, including Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Bartók, Ravel, Messiaen, Stockhausen, Boulez, Tanguy and Pierre Henry, who dedicated his Concerto for piano without orchestra to him.

Angelich’s chamber collaborations include critically acclaimed performances with Dimitri Sitkovetsky, Joshua Bell, Gérard Caussé, Alexander Kniazev, Jian Wang, Paul Meyer, the Ysaÿe and Prazak quartets, and Gautier and Renaud Capuçon. His recording of the Brahms trios with the Capuçons for Virgin Classics was awarded the German Record Critics’ Prize. Recent engagements have included concerts with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, Montreal Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic and Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, and a tour with the London Philharmonic. In 2009, he made his BBC Proms debut with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin, with whom he collaborated again at the Mostly Mozart Festival that year in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20.

He has since performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with the RPO under Charles Dutoit and made his Philadelphia Orchestra debut in Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 under Nézet-Ségui and his recital debut in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Concert and Lecture series. He performed in the "Chopin and his Europe" festival in 2006 and 2012.


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