Nicholas Angelich


Born in the U.S., Nicholas Angelich began studying the piano at age five with his mother. At the age of seven, he gave his first concert of Mozart’s Concerto K. 467. He entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris at thirteen where he studied with Aldo Ciccolini, Yvonne Loriod, Michel Beroff and Marie Françoise Bucquet. 

Recent highlights include appearances with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, the London Symphony Orchestra with David Afkham, Frankfurt Radio Symphony with Paavo Järvi, NDR Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, and Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich with Lionel Bringuier. 

Other North American performances include those with the Seattle Symphony with Ludovic Morlot, Utah Symphony with Thierry Fischer, San Antonio Symphony with Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Boston Symphony with Kurt Masur, the Pittsburgh Symphony with Gianandrea Noseda, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic with Kurt Masur, Montreal Symphony, and Atlanta Symphony.

In Europe and Asia, Angelich has performed with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Seoul Philharmonic with Myung-Whun Chung, Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev, Orchestre National de Lyon, St. Petersburg Symphony and toured with the London Philharmonic. In 2009 Angelich made his BBC Proms debut under Yannick Nezet-Seguin. He collaborated with Maestro Nezet-Seguin again in 2009 at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival.  

An avid recitalist, Angelich appears regularly in top international halls, the Verbier Festival and Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano. Composer Pierre Henry dedicated his composition “Concerto for piano without orchestra” to Mr. Angelich. 

Nicholas Angelich’s chamber collaborators include Maxim Vengerov, Akiko Suwanai, Dimitri Sitkovetsky, Joshua Bell, and Gautier and Renaud Capuçon. His recording of the Brahms Trios with the Capuçons for Virgin Classics was awarded the German Record Critics’ Prize. Angelich has also released recordings for Harmonia Mundi, Lyrinx, and Mirare, which feature works by Beethoven, Liszt, Ravel and Rachmaninoff. 


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