Check back soon for the video from Jan Lisiecki’s Concert Lobby performance.
Critics call 16-year-old Jan Lisiecki an “aristocrat of the piano,” an “extraordinary talent,” “one of the most sensational young artists”, and praise him for “poetic and imaginatively executed playing”. According to the July 2010 BBC Music Magazine, Jan “is perhaps the most ‘complete’ pianist of his age.” – wow!
Here are a FEW of Jan’s accomplishments (might we remind you that he’s only 16!):
– Signed an exclusive recording agreement with Deutsche Grammophon at age 15, in October 2010.
– Shared the stage with James Ehnes, Yo-Yo Ma and Punchas Zukerman.
– Performed more than 100 times with orchestras worldwide.
– Opened the Chopin 200th Birthday celebrations from the composer’s birthplace in 2010.
– Played at Carnegie Hall, the Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, the Seoul Arts Centre – to name a few.
– The youngest Grand Prize winner ever of the OSM (Montreal Symphony) Standard Life Competition.
– Graduated from high school in January 2011, and will be attending the Glenn Gould School of Music in Toronto on a full scholarship in September 2011.
Jan will be making his long-awaited Toronto mainstage debut on Friday, July 15th, 8PM at the Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street West.
In the only Toronto performance of this year’s Brott Music Festival, Jan Lisiecki joins the National Academy Orchestra and Maestro Boris Brott for two piano concertos – Mozart’s famed Number 21 in C, and Liszt’s inventive Second Piano Concerto. For tickets, visit www.roythomsonhall.com or call 416-872-4255.