Jan Lisiecki (photo: Christoph Köstlin)

Piano recital with Jan Lisiecki

Jan Lisiecki is only 26 years old and already a world star. Born in Canada to Polish parents, he impressed as a 13- and 14-year-old with performances of Frédéric Chopin’s piano concertos. No surprise that he has since been regarded as a specialist in the subtle, poetic performance of the composer. His Philharmoniker debut concert in the Chamber Music Hall is also dedicated to Chopin’s piano music. Jan Lisiecki especially loves the Nocturnes. According to the pianist, they are magical, emotional images that have to be conjured up when playing.

Jan Lisiecki piano


Frédéric Chopin

Etude in C major, op. 10 No. 1
Nocturne in C minor, op. posth.
Etude in A minor, op. 10 No. 2
Nocturne in E major, op. 62 No. 2
Etude in E major, op. 10 No. 3
Etude in C sharp minor, op. 10 No. 4
Nocturne in C sharp minor, op. 27 No. 1
Nocturne in D flat major, op. 27 No. 2
Etude in G flat major, op. 10 No. 5
Etude in E minor, op. 10 No. 6
Nocturne in E flat major, op. 9 No. 2
Nocturne in C minor, op. 48 No. 1
Nocturne G minor op. 15 Nr. 3
Etude in C major, op. 10 No. 7
Nocturne in F major, op. 15 No. 1
Etude in F major, op. 10 No. 8
Etude in F minor, op. 10 No. 9
Nocturne in B minor, op. 9 No. 1
Etude A flat major, op. 10 No. 10
Nocturne A flat major, op. 32 No. 2
Etude E flat major op. 10 No. 11
Nocturne C sharp minor, op. post.
Etude C minor, op. 10 No. 12

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Jan Lisiecki

A life in the fast track. Jan Lisiecki skipped four school grades and, aged 14, turned down his first recording contract offer because the label wouldn’t let him play Mozart. A year later, this exceptional Canadian pianist with Polish roots signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon and started a breathtaking international career – as “perhaps the most ‘complete’ pianist of his age” (BBC Music Magazine), “who makes every note count” (New York Times). Lisiecki, who began his piano studies at the Mount Royal University Conservatory in Calgary when he was five and made his debut with orchestra at nine, now gives more than 100 concerts worldwide every year and has collaborated with conductors including Sir Antonio Pappano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the late Claudio Abbado. Following his acclaimed solo programme “Night Music”, with works by Chopin, Schumann and Ravel, he is devoting himself this season to pieces by Frédéric Chopin – in over 30 cities throughout the world: “All his compositions for piano are incredible but very difficult because they demand a great deal of feeling. They are emotional images, and playing them isn’t a matter of technical challenges but of conjuring up those images.” Jan Lisiecki, whose recordings have won Canada’s Juno and Germany’s Echo Klassik awards, is the youngest recipient of both Gramophone’s “Young Artist” and the Leonard Bernstein awards.

Jan Lisiecki (photo: Christoph Köstlin)