“One of the greatest living interpreters of Brahms.”
Nicholas Angelich’s brilliant artistic path met two new milestones in 2018-19: the beginning of a Rachmaninov cycle with the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montreal with Yannick Nézet-Séguin; and the release of his recordings of Beethoven’s piano concertos nos. 4 & 5 on a historic Pleyel piano with Insula Orchestra and conductor Laurence Equilbey.
Born in Cincinnati the child of two musicians, Nicholas Angelich began studying the piano at five with his mother and gave his first concert with Mozart’s Concerto K. 467 at the age of seven. At 13, he relocated to Paris to enroll at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique where he studied with Aldo Ciccolini, Yvonne Loriod, Michel Beroff and Marie Françoise Bucquet and won the First Prize for piano and chamber music.
In 1989 he won the Second Prize of the International Piano Competition R. Casadesus in Cleveland and in 1994 the First Prize of the International Piano Competition Gina Bachauer. In 1996 he was invited as a resident of the International Piano Foundation of Cadennabia (Italy). In 2002 he received the “International Klavierfestival Ruhr - Young Talent Award” (Germany) from Leon Fleischer where he performed in June 2003. At the Victoires de la Musique Classique 2013, he received the Victoire of the “Instrumental Soloist of the Year”.
His extensive, critically acclaimed, and award-winning discography includes the Brahms Piano Concertos with Paavo Jarvi and the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra as well as the majority of Brahms’ piano music and chamber music; Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with Gil Shaham and Anne Gastinel; and solo recordings of works by Bach, Liszt, Beethoven, Schumann, Rachmaninov, and many others.