Pianist Jeremy Denk in concert
Jeremy Denk has established himself as one of America’s most thought-provoking, multi-faceted, and compelling artists. The winner of a 2013 MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, the 2014 Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s 2014 Instrumentalist of the Year award, Denk will appear in Sewanee at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in Guerry Auditorium. The pianist is part of the University’s Performing Arts Series.
Denk has appeared as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and London. The Washington Post observes that he is “one of the most interesting pianists around,” and he is also known for his original and insightful writing on music, which has appeared in the New Yorker, New Republic, and New York Times Book Review.
In the past year, Denk launched a four-season tenure as an artistic partner of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; made his debuts with the Cleveland Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic; appeared as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony; and performed Bach concertos with Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London.
“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
Photo, John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation