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Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists. He is winner of a 2013 MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, the 2014 Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s 2014 Instrumentalist of the Year award. Last season, he launched a four-season tenure as an artistic partner of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and released his disc of the Goldberg Variations, which reached number one on Billboard’s classical chart. Mr. Denk’s 2015–16 engagements include a fourteen-city recital tour of the US—including performances in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, San Francisco, and Miami—and culminates with his return to Carnegie Hall. In 2014 he served as music director of the Ojai Music Festival, at which he wrote the libretto for a comic opera that was presented by Carnegie Hall last season. Denk’s original and insightful writing on music has appeared in the New Yorker, New Republic, The Guardian, andNew York Times Book Review. His blog, Think Denk, was recently selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress web archives. Denk, with violinist Joshua Bell, won the 2012 Echo Klassik award for their Sony Classical album, French Impressions. Jeremy Denk graduated from Oberlin College, Indiana University, and The Juilliard School. He lives in New York City.

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