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Born in Calgary, Canada to Polish parents in 1995, Jan Lisiecki began studying piano at the age of five, making his orchestral debut at the age of nine. He has since performed nationally and internationally at many of world’s leading concert halls, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall, and Vienna’s Konzerthaus, and with many of the world’s finest conductors and orchestras. He signed an exclusive recording agreement with Deutsche Grammophon at the age of 15. The New York Times called Lisiecki a pianist who makes every note count. Highlights of the last few years include his debut with Claudio Abbado and Orchestra Mozart, his BBC debut with Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia at London’s Royal Albert Hall, and his debuts with the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Upcoming highlights are his debut at the Philharmonie in Berlin with the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester, as well as his debuts with the Cleveland Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony. Lisiecki has received many prestigious awards, including most recently the Leonard Bernstein Award of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and Gramophone's Young Artist of the Year Award in 2013. In 2012, he was named UNICEF Ambassador to Canada.