Nicholas Angelich


Born in the United States in 1970, Nicholas Angelich gave his first concert at the age of 7 and entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris at the age of 13, where he studied with Aldo Ciccolini, Yvonne Loriod and Michel Béroff. He also worked with Marie-Françoise Bucquet, Leon Fleischer, Dmitri Bashkirov and Maria Joao Pires. He won in Cleveland the 2nd Prize of the R. Casadesus International Competition and the 1st Prize of the Gina Bachauer International Competition. Under the patronage of Leon Fleischer, he was awarded the prize for young talent at the "Klavierfestival Ruhr" in Germany. At the Victoires de la Musique Classique 2013, he received the Victory for "Instrumental Soloist of the Year."

A great interpreter of the classical and romantic repertoire, he performed the complete Années de Pèlerinage by Liszt. He is also interested in the music of the twentieth century: Messiaen, Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez, Eric Tanguy, Bruno Mantovani for whom he created Suonare, Pierre Henry for whom he created the Concerto without orchestra for piano as well as Baptiste Trotignon's concerto, Different Spaces (CD on Naïve). In May 2003, he made his debut with the New York Philharmonic and Kurt Masur (Beethoven n°5). Still under his direction, but with the Orchestre National de France, he toured Japan (Brahms n°2). Vladimir Jurowski invited him in October 2007 to open the season in Moscow with the Russian National Orchestra.

Nicholas Angelich has performed with the world's leading orchestras - Boston, Los Angeles, Montreal, Paris, London, Stockholm, Zurich, Mariinsky - under the direction of Kurt Masur, Myung-Whun Chung, Charles Dutoit, Tugan Sokhiev, Daniel Harding, Sir Colin Davis, Valery Gergiev, Yannick Nézet-Seguin, Paavo Järvi, Christian Zacharias and Michel Gielen.

Discography: With Erato, of which he is the exclusive artist: Brahms Quartets, Trios with Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Sonatas for violin and piano with Renaud Capuçon (Diapason d'or, Choc/Monde de la Musique, Editor Choice/Gramophone), two recitals (Choc du Monde de la Musique, BBC Music Choice), Concertos with the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra and Paavo Järvi, chamber music by Gabriel Fauré and Goldberg Variations by J. S. Bach.S. Bach, a recital of Chopin, Schumann, Liszt (Choc de Classica). Last release: the Triple Concerto by Beethoven with Gil Shaham, Anne Gastinel, the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra and Paavo Järvi (naive.). Last release in September 2018: a recording of Beethoven's concertos 4&5 with the Insula Orchestra and Laurence Equilbey.

In 1997, Nicholas Angelich founded the Deauville Easter Festival with Renaud Capuçon, Jérôme Ducros and Jérôme Pernoo, to which he has always remained faithful.


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