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Nicholas Angelich

Nicholas Angelich

Nicholas Angelich began studying the piano at five with his mother. At the age of seven, he gave his first concert with Mozart’s Concerto K. 467. He entered at 13 the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris where he studied with Aldo Ciccolini, Yvonne Loriod, Michel Beroff and Marie Françoise Bucquet. He won the First Prize for piano and chamber music.

Nicholas Angelich followed master-classes with Leon Fleisher, Dmitri Bashkirov, and Maria Joao Pires. 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”.

He made his debuts in May 2003 with the New-York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur at the Lincoln Center in New-York. Valdimir Jurowski invited him to open with him the 2007/08 season of the Russian National Orchestra in Moscow.

For the 2018-19 season, Angelich will perform with the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montreal, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Chicago Symphony, Insula Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, and the National Symphony Orchestra. He will appear in solo recitals in Liège, Alicante, Paris, among many others.

Highlights of the previous season include performing with the Orchestre National de Lyon, Rotterdam Philharmonic, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Insula Orchestra, and with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Bravo Vail Festival. During the 2017-18 season, Angelich performed solo recitals in Lyon, Paris, Alicante, and St. Denis.