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WHO'S WHO | Bravo Niagara! Lands Piano Super Star Jan Lisiecki

By Member on February 28, 2018

(Photo: Holger Hage)
(Photo: Holger Hage)

UPDATE FROM BRAVO NIAGARA!

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO — February 22, 2017: On Saturday, March 10, 2018, Bravo Niagara! presents renowned Canadian classical pianist Jan Lisiecki at the historic 1792 St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake at 7:30 pm.

Just 22, Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki has won acclaim for his extraordinary interpretive maturity, distinctive sound, and poetic sensibility. The New York Times has called him “a pianist who makes every note count”. Lisiecki’s insightful interpretations, refined technique, and natural affinity for art give him a musical voice that belies his age.

Lisiecki was brought to international attention in 2010, after the Fryderyk Chopin Institute issued a recording of Chopin’s piano concertos, performed live by Jan at age 13 and 14. BBC Music Magazine wrote of the “mature musicality” of his playing and commended the “sensitively distilled” insights of his Chopin interpretations; the release was awarded the prestigious ‘Diapason Découverte’. Confirming his status among the most imaginative and poetic pianists of his generation, Deutsche Grammophon signed an exclusive contract with Jan in 2011, when he was just 15 years old. The pianist’s development has taken place in company with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Orchestre de Paris, New York Philharmonic, and BBC Symphony, at venues such as Suntory Hall, the Kennedy, Lincoln, and Barbican Centres, and Royal Albert Hall.

In early 2017, Jan Lisiecki’s latest album of Chopin’s seldom performed works for piano and orchestra with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and Krzysztof Urbański was published by Deutsche Grammophon. The album was recently named CBC Music’s Favourite Canadian Classical Album of 2017 and nominated for a JUNO Award.

Foremost radio and television networks in Europe and North America have extensively broadcast Lisiecki’s performances, and he was also the subject of the CBC National News documentary ‘The Reluctant Prodigy’. In 2013 he received the Leonard Bernstein Award at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and was also named as ‘Gramophone magazine’s Young Artist of the Year’.

Jan is involved in charity work, donating his time and performance to such organizations as the David Foster Foundation, the Polish Humanitarian Organization and the Wish Upon a Star Foundation. In 2012 he was named UNICEF Ambassador to Canada having been a National Youth Representative since 2008.

TICKET INFORMATION

General Admission $50; Under 30 $25. Prices exclude HST and service fees.

Visit www.bravoniagara.org or call (289) 868-9177.

SPRING INTO MUSIC SERIES

Bravo Niagara!’s upcoming Spring into Music Series also features performances by the Schwarz-Bournaki Duo (April 20), the Canadian debut of rising jazz piano star Brandon Goldberg (April 21), the Canadian debut of jazz vocalist Veronica Swift with the Emmet Cohen Trio (May 26), and Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi and pianist Tony Tiky Yang (May 27).

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