Jan Lisiecki (Piano)
Born: 23rd March 1995, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Artist's website: http://www.janlisiecki.com
Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki was born in 1995 to Polish parents and made his concerto debut at the age of nine. In 2010 Lisiecki signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon, becoming the youngest-ever pianist to sign to the prestigious 'yellow label': his debut recording of Mozart Concertos was lauded by Gramophone as 'a noteworthy disc from an exciting talent', and a disc of Chopin Etudes followed the next year. Lisiecki is also a UNICEF Ambassador to Canada.
Further Reading: Jan Lisiecki
The Canadian pianist, who made his first Chopin recordings in his early teens, talks to Katherine about his long-standing affinity with the composer's music and his new recording of the Nocturnes (released this Friday on Deutsche Grammophon).
The Israeli soprano is sparkling and technically fearless in a programme of arias with the Academy of Ancient Music, whilst Goerne's song-recital with Jan Lisiecki is an altogether darker affair.