Nicholas Angelich

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Born in the United States in 1970, Nicholas Angelich began studying the piano at five with his mother. He entered at 13?the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris where he studied with A. Ciccolini, Y. Loriod, M. Beroff and M. Bucquet. He won the First Prize for piano and chamber music. Nicholas Angelich followed masterclasses with Leon Fleisher, Dmitri Bashkirov, and Maria Joao Pires; won in 1994 the First Prize of the International Piano Competition Gina Bachauer, and in 2002 received the “International Klavierfestival Ruhr, Young Talent Award”. He made his debut in 2003 with the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur at the Lincoln Center in New York, and opened with him the 2007/08 season of the Russian National Orchestra in Moscow. Among others, he also performed with the Orchestre National de France under Marc Minkowski and Joseph Pons, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Paavo Järvi, Strasbourg and Montpellier orchestras under Jerzy Semkow, the Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne and Christian Zacharias, the SWR Baden-Baden orchestra and Michael Gielen, the Tonkünstler Orchester and Kristjan Järvi, the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra and Roger Norrington, the Atlanta Symphony under E. Krivine, the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal with Y. Nezet-Seguin, the Seoul Philharmonic under M.-W. Chung, the London Philharmonic under Kazuchi Ono and Vladimir Jurowsky, the Swedish Radio Orchestra and Daniel Harding, the Los Angeles Symphony with Stephane Denève, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Tugan Sokhiev, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and Valery Gergiev; as well as recitals all over the world. He is a regular guest of the Verbier Festival and Martha Argerich’s festival in Lugano. He made his debuts at the BBC Proms in July 2009 with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Y. Nezet-Seguin. A great interpreter of classic and romantic repertoire, Angelich is also very interested in 20?th century music, and Pierre Henry dedicated the «?Concerto for piano without orchestra?» to him. His partners are Gautier and Renaud Capuçon, Maxim Vengerov, Akiko Suwanai, Dimitri Sitkovetsky, Joshua Bell, Gérard Caussé, D. Müller-Schott, Jian Wang, Paul Meyer, and the Ysaye, Prazak and Ebène Quartets.