Jeremy Denk

Instrumental Focus

  • piano

Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists. Winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, and the Avery Fisher Prize, he was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Mr. Denk returns frequently to Carnegie Hall and in recent seasons has appeared with the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and Cleveland Orchestra, as well as on tour with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms. Mr. Denk is also known for his original and insightful writing on music. He wrote the libretto for Stucky’s comic opera The Classical Style, presented by Carnegie Hall, Cal Performances, and the Aspen Music Festival and School, and his writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Guardian, and on the front page of The New York Times Book Review. One of his New Yorker contributions, “Every Good Boy Does Fine,” forms the basis of a book for future publication by Random House in the United States, and Macmillan in the United Kingdom. Mr. Denk graduated from Oberlin College, Indiana University, and The Juilliard School.