The 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. Jan says his aim is to always perform in a way that carries forward the beauty and brilliance of the original work. He has demonstrated that he is capable of rendering compositions remarkably close to the way they were intended. “Going into a concert hall should be like going into a sanctuary. You’re there to have a moment of reflection, hopefully leaving feeling different, refreshed and inspired.”
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is one of the world’s finest chamber orchestras, renowned for fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s greatest orchestral music.
Formed by Sir Neville Marriner from a group of leading London musicians, the Academy gave its first performance in its namesake church in November 1959. With over 500 releases in a much-vaunted discography and a comprehensive international touring programme, the name and sound of the Academy is known and loved by classical audiences throughout the world.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Opus 15
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19
Piano Concert No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Piano concert No. 5 No. 5 in E flat Major, Op. 73 (Emperor)
Jan Lisiecki, piano
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Tomo Keller, violin & musical direction