Pianist Jeremy Denk in concert
- on 15 Apr 2014
- Guerry Auditorium
Jeremy Denk has established himself as one of America’s most thought-provoking, multi-faceted, and compelling artists. He has appeared as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and London. As the Washington Post observes, he is “one of the most interesting pianists around,” and he will perform as part of Sewanee's Performing Arts Series.
Denk has been named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. Selected for his extraordinary originality, dedication in his creative pursuits, and a marked capacity for self-direction, the pianist is one of 24 recipients of this year’s “genius grant,” which awards each fellow a stipend of $625,000.
Denk regularly gives recitals throughout the United States; this season, orchestral collaborations will take the pianist to three continents. He is known for his original and insightful writing on music, which has appeared in the New Yorker, New Republic, and New York Times Book Review.
Denk’s pairing of Beethoven’s final piano sonata and selected György Ligeti études was named one of the best discs of 2012 by the New Yorker, NPR, and the Washington Post.
“Mr. 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.”
– The New York Times