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Jeremy Denk

Jeremy Denk (born May 16, 1970 in Durham, North Carolina) is an American classical pianist.

In 1997, Denk made his New York recital debut at Alice Tully Hall as the winner of the William Petschek Piano Debut Recital Award from Juilliard. The following year, he received the Avery Fisher Career Grant and won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He has appeared with the Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, London, New World, St. Louis, and San Francisco Symphonies, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He has focused in recent years on the music of Charles Ives and Gyorgy Ligeti, in combination with more standard repertoire. He frequently appears with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and will be the artistic director of the Ojai Festival in 2014.[1]

Ligeti/Beethoven, Denk's debut album on Nonesuch, was released on May 15, 2012.

In 2004, Denk met and performed with violinist Joshua Bell at the Spoleto Festival and they began touring together in 2005.

Denk taught at the


September 2013: "J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations", Nonesuch Records.

November 2012: "American Mavericks", including Henry Cowell's Synchrony and Piano Concerto with Michael Tilson Thomas, SFS Media.

May 2012: Ligeti/Beethoven, including Books I and II of György Ligeti's piano etudes and Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 32, Nonesuch Records.

January 2012: French Impressions, including sonatas of Franck, Ravel, and Saint-Saëns with violinist Joshua Bell, Sony Classical.

Oct. 2010: Jeremy Denk Plays Ives, which features Charles Ives' Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2, on his Think Denk Media Label.

  • Bach Partitas 3, 4, 6. Azica Records.
  • Works for Solo Piano by Leon Kirchner. Sonata #2 for Piano. Albany Records
  • Tobias Picker's Piano Concerto #2 ("Keys to the City"). Russian Philharmonic. Thomas Sanderling, conductor. Chandos Records.
  • Corigliano Violin Sonata. Joshua Bell, violin. Sony Records.
  • Faure Violin Sonata. Chausson Concert. Soovin Kim/Jupiter String Quartet. Azica Records
  • Brahms and Dvořák Quintets. with Concertante Chamber Ensemble. Meridian Records


External links

  • Jeremy Denk's official website
  • Think Denk
  • Jeremy Denk's Opus 3 Artists page
  • The Bard College Conservatory of Music
  • Classical Archives Interview
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