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Jeremy Denk, piano

Overview

Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists. Winner of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year award, Denk was also recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Denk returns frequently to Carnegie Hall and has recently performed with the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and Cleveland Orchestra, as well as on tour with Academy St. Martin in the Fields.

In 16-17, Denk toured extensively throughout the US, including returning to the National Symphony led by Sir Mark Elder, and performing with the St. Louis, Vancouver, and Milwaukee Symphonies. He also toured the UK in recital, including appearances in Perth, Southampton, the Bath Festival, and a return to Wigmore Hall. He returns to the BBC Proms this Summer playing Bartok 2 with the BBC Symphony. He has also recently appeared with the Britten Sinfonia, with whom he will perform at the Barbican next season--where he is artist-in-residence at Milton Court. Denk also recently made his debut at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Philharmonie in Cologne, and Klavier-Festival Ruhr, and continues to appear extensively on tour in recital throughout the US, including, recently, Chicago, Washington, Boston, San Francisco, Miami, Philadelphia, and at New York’s Lincoln Center's White Light Festival in a special program that included a journey through seven centuries of Western music. Next season, Denk returns to the San Francisco Symphony with Tilson Thomas, and Carnegie Hall with Orchestra St. Luke’s, and continues as Artistic Partner of The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra with multiple performances throughout the season, and a new piano concerto written for him by Hannah Lash. He also makes his debut on tour in Asia, including recitals in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Seoul. Future projects include re-uniting with Academy St. Martin in the Fields for a tour of the US.

Denk’s upcoming releases from Nonesuch Records include The Classical Style, with music by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, and the complete Ives violins sonatas with Stefan Jackiw. He also joins his long-time musical partners, Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis in a recording of Brahms' Trio in B-major. His previous disc of the Goldberg Variations reached number one on Billboard’s Classical Chart.

In 2014 Denk served as Music Director of the Ojai Music Festival, for which, besides performing and curating, he wrote the libretto for a comic opera. The opera was later presented by Carnegie Hall and the Aspen Festival. Denk is known for his original and insightful writing on music, which Alex Ross praises for its “arresting sensitivity and wit.” The pianist’s writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New RepublicThe Guardian, and on the front page of the New York Times Book Review. One of his New Yorker contributions, “Every Good Boy Does Fine,” forms the basis of a book for future publication by Random House in the US, and Macmillan in the UK. Recounting his experiences of touring, performing, and practicing, his blog, Think Denk, was recently selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress web archives.

In 2012, Denk made his Nonesuch debut with a pairing of masterpieces old and new: Beethoven’s final Piano Sonata, Op. 111, and Ligeti’s Études. The album was named one of the best of 2012 by the New Yorker, NPR, and the Washington Post, and Denk’s account of the Beethoven sonata was selected by BBC Radio 3’s Building a Library as the best available version recorded on modern piano. Denk has a long-standing attachment to the music of American visionary Charles Ives, and his recording of Ives’s two piano sonatas featured in many “best of the year” lists.

Jeremy Denk graduated from Oberlin College, Indiana University, and the Juilliard School. He lives in New York City, and his web site and blog are at jeremydenk.net.

"One of Denk's qualities is his genuine sense of discovery and immediacy of the music through his playing. "

-Huffington Post

Jeremy Denk, piano

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

The Program

Mozart: Rondo in A Minor, K. 511
Prokofiev: Visions Fugitives, Op. 22
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in E Major, Op. 109
Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13
Jeremy Denk Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
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Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Friday, January 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Medieval to Modern

Jeremy Denk charts the history of Western music from the Medieval and Renaissance worlds of Machaut, Couperin and Frescobaldi to Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, the modernists Stravinsky, Cage, Ligeti and Adams, and back to Machaut.

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 6:45 PM with David Dubal.

Stefan Jackiw
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Stefan Jackiw, violin and Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Ives: Violin Sonata No. 1
Ives: Violin Sonata No. 2
Ives: Violin Sonata No. 3
Ives: Violin Sonata No. 4: Children's Day at the Camp Meeting

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture at 6:45pm with Richard Wernick

Jeremy Denk Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
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Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Friday, October 23, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Bach: English Suite in G Minor, BWV 808
Byrd: Ninth Pavan and Galliard in D Minor from My Lady Nevells Book
Stravinsky: Piano-Rag-Music
Hindemith: Ragtime from Suite 1922
Hayden/Joplin: Sunflower Slow Drag
Nancarrow: Canon
Bolcom: Graceful Ghost Rag
Lambert: Pilgrim's Chorus
Haydn: Fantasia in C Major, Hob. XVII:4
Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture at 6:45pm with David Dubal

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Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Haydn: Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:50
Janáček:  On the Overgrown Path [Selections]
Schubert: Selections from Ländler, D. 366
Schubert: No. 4 in C-sharp Minor, from Moments musicaux, D. 780
Schubert: No. 5 in F Minor, from Moments musicaux, D. 780
Schubert: No. 3 in D Major, from Ländler, D. 790
Schubert: No. 10 in C Major, from Ländler & í‰cossaises, D. 734
SchubertGrazer Galopp, D. 925
Mozart: Rondo in A Minor, K. 511
Beethoven:  Sonata in E Major, Op. 109

 

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture at 6:45pm with Jeffrey Kallberg

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Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Mozart: Sonata in F Major, K. 533/494
Mozart: Sonata in A Minor, K. 310
Ligeti: í‰tudes pour Book II [Selections]
SchumannCarnaval, Op. 9
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Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Schumann: Davidsbí¼ndlertänze, Op. 6
Bach: Aria with Diverse Variations, BWV 988, "Goldberg Variations"

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Tokyo Quartet w/ Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Haydn: String Quartet in G Major, Op. 77, No. 1
Grieg: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27
Franck: Piano Quintet in F Minor

John Adams
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Ensemble ACJW; John Adams, conductor; Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 3:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Adams: Son of Chamber Symphony
Stravinsky: Concerto for Piano and Winds
Andriessen: De Staat

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Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Mozart: Sonata in F Major, K. 533 with Rondo in F Major, K. 494
Ives: Sonata No. 1
Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasie in A­-flat Major, Op. 61
Chopin: Sonata in B Minor, Op. 58

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Andrés Cardenes, violin; Roberto Diáz, viola; Efe Baltacigil, cello; Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Mozart: Piano Quartet in E- ­flat Major, K. 493
Brahms: Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 78 [Arr. for Viola by C. Eredélyi]
DvoÅ™ák: Piano Quartet in E­-flat Major, Op. 87, B. 16

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Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Monday, January 7, 2008 - 8:00 PM

Location: Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Kirchner: Sonata No. 2
Carter: Sonata
Ives: Sonata No. 2, ‘Concord, Mass., 1840­-1860'

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Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 8:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Bach: Partita No. 1 in B­-flat Major, BWV 825
Bach: Toccata in F­-sharp Minor, BWV 910
Bach: Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829
Bach: Partita No. 3 in A Minor, BWV 827
Bach: Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828

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Soovin Kim, violin and Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Friday, January 19, 2007 - 8:00 PM

Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Ives: Violin Sonata No. 1
Ives: Violin Sonata No. 2
Ives: Violin Sonata No. 3
Ives: Violin Sonata No. 4

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Soovin Kim, violin and Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 8:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 23
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in E­-flat Major, Op. 12, No. 3
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in C Minor, Op. 30, No. 2

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Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Friday, February 3, 2006 - 8:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Beethoven: Sonata in E­-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 1, “Quasi una fantasia”
Beethoven: Sonata in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 1
Beethoven: Sonata in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2
Beethoven: Fifteen Variations and Fugue in E-­flat Major, Op. 35, “Eroica Variations”
Beethoven: Sonata in C Minor, Op. 111

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Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2005 - 8:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Bach: Toccata in D Major, BWV 912
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in B Minor, BWV 544
Bach: English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 808
Bach: Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971
Bach: Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830

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Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Bartók: 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs
Janáček: On An Overgrown Path, Set II [Selections]
Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26
Bartók: Sonata
Chopin: Sonata in B Minor, Op. 5

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Ida Levin, violin and Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 3:00 PM

Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Lutoslawski: Partita for Violin and Piano
Carter: Piano Sonata
Ligeti: Etudes for Piano, Book I
Kirchner: Duo No. 2 [Philadelphia Premiere]

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Soovin Kim, violin and Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Mozart: Violin Sonata in G Major, K. 379
Fauré: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 13
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 47, “Kreutzer

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Peter Stumpf, cello and Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Sunday, October 5, 2003 - 3:00 PM

Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Mendelssohn: Variations concertantes, Op. 17
Strauss: Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 6
Grieg: Cello Sonata in A Minor, Op. 36

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Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Friday, January 17, 2003 - 7:30 pm

Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Debussy: Suite bergamasque
Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13
Bartók: Sonata
Beethoven: Sonata in C Minor, Op. 111

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Paula Robison, flute and Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Monday, April 8, 2002 - 8:00 PM

Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Poulenc: Flute Sonata
Debussy: Syrinx, for Solo Flute
Godard: Suite de Trois Morceaux
Fauré: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 13 [Arr. for flute]

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Soovin Kim, violin and Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Monday, December 10, 2001 - 8:00 PM

Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Bach: Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1018
Bach: Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017
Bach: Violin Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016

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Peter Stumpf, cello and Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Friday, December 7, 2001 - 8:00 PM

Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Bach: Viola da Gamba Sonata in G Major, BWV 1027
Bach: Viola da Gamba Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1029
Bach: Toccatta in C Minor, BWV 911
Bach: Viola da Gamba Sonata in D Major, BWV 1028

Soovin Kim
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Soovin Kim, violin and Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Friday, March 16, 2001 - 8:00 PM

Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Bach: Violin Sonata No. 2 in F Minor, BWV 1018
Ives: Violin Sonata No. 2
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 47, “Kreutzer

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Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Monday, May 8, 2000 - 8:00 PM

Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Schubert: Waltz in E Major, D. 145
Schubert: Waltz in B Major, D. 145
Schubert: Ecossaises, D. 145
Schubert: Waltz in B Minor, D. 145
Schubert: Valse sentimentales in A Major, D. 779
Schubert: Waltz in C-sharp Minor, D. 145
Schubert: Ländler in D-flat Major, D. 145
Schubert: Ländler in B Minor, D. 790
Schubert: Ländler in C Major, D. 734
Schubert: Grazer Galopp in C Major, D. 925
Schubert: Impromptus No. 14, D. 935
Schubert: Piano Sonata in D Major, D. 850

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Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Friday, May 5, 2000 - 8:00 PM

Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825
Bach: Toccata in F-sharp Minor, BWV 910
Bach: Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971
Bach: Toccata in D Major, BWV 912
Bach: Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830

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Peter Stumpf, cello and Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Sunday, January 31, 1999 - 3:00 PM

Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Beethoven: Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 5, No. 1
Beethoven: Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 102, No. 1
Beethoven: Seven Variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fí¼hlen,
from Mozart’s Die Zaubrflöte, WoO 46
Beethoven: Cello Sonata in A Major, Op. 69

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Peter Stumpf, cello and Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Thursday, January 28, 1999 - 8:00 PM

Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Beethoven: Twelve Variations in G Major on See the Conqu’ring Hero Comes, from Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus, WoO 45
Beethoven: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 5, No. 2
Beethoven: Twelve Variations on Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen, from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Op. 66
Beethoven: Cello Sonata in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2

New York Times

“Denk, clearly, is a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs, in whatever combination — both for his penetrating intellectual engagement with the music and for the generosity of his playing.”

Huffington Post

“One of Denk's qualities is his genuine sense of discovery and immediacy of the music through his playing. ”

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