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Nicholas Angelich

piano

Born in the United States in 1970, Nicholas Angelich entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris at 13, where he studied with Aldo Ciccolini, Yvonne Loriod and Michel Beroff. He continued his education with Marie-Françoise Bucquet, Leon Fleisher, Dmitri Bashkirov and Maria-João Pires. Angelich is a laureate of international competitions, including the Robert Casadesus and the Gina Bachauer competitions. He also received the German Young Talents Prize at the Ruhr Piano Festival. In 2013 he was nominated in the Instrumental Soloist of the Year category at the Victoires de la Musique Classique awards. The pianist is a highly-regarded interpreter of classical and romantic works, but also readily includes 20th century works in his performing repertoire, especially by composers such as Messiaen, Stockhausen, Boulez and Éric Tanguy. He has played fist performances of works written by Bruno Mantovani, Pierre Henry and Baptiste Trotignon. In 2003 Angelich made his debut as soloist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra with Kurt Masur conducting. He has appeared with the best orchestras in Europe, Asia and the United States, playing under the direction of masters, such as Charles Dutoit, Louis Langrée, Marc Minkowski, Paavo Järvi, Myung-Whun Chung, Daniel Harding, Sir Colin Davis and Valery Gergiev. He plays recitals and in chamber ensembles at prestigious festivals, including La Roque d’Anthéron, Verbier, Lugano, and Mostly Mozart in New York. He has performed with such musicians as Martha Argerich, Joshua Bell, Maxim Vengerov, Akiko Suwanai, Renaud & Gautier Capuçon, Gérard Caussé, Paul Meyer, as well as with the Ébène, Ysaÿe, Prazák and Pavel Haas string quartets.

Nicholas Angelich’s extensive discography includes Liszt’s monumental cycle Années de Pèlerinage (Mirare, 2004). The recording received the “Choc” award from Le Monde de la musique. He has also released many albums with the music of Brahms for the Erato label, with which the artist has signed an exclusive contract. Especially noteworthy among these albums, all of which have received awards, are the Sonatas for Violin and Piano recorded with Renaud Capuçon, trios and quartets recorded with Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, concertos recorded with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Paavo Järvi, and two recitals. In recent years the artist recorded chamber works by Gabriel Fauré, Bach’s Goldberg Variations, a recital with works by Chopin, Schumann and Liszt, which received the “Choc” award from the Classica magazine. His latest release is Beethoven’s Triple Concerto recorded for Naïve Records with Gil Shaham, Anne Gastinel and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Paavo Järvi.

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