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Jeremy Denk pianist

EPTA Iceland´s 40th anniversary

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EPTA Iceland (European Piano Teacher Association) welcomes pianist Jeremy Denk on the occasion of EPTA Iceland´s 40th anniversary.

Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists. Winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, and the Avery Fisher Prize, Denk was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Denk returns frequently to Carnegie Hall and in recent seasons has appeared with the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and Cleveland Orchestra, as well as on tour with Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms.

Jeremy Denk graduated from Oberlin College, Indiana University, and the Juilliard School. He lives in New York City, and his web site and blog are at jeremydenk.net.

  • Program

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): English Suite No.2 in A minor, BWV 807
    Prelude                                                                                                
    Allemande
    Courante
    Sarabande
    Bourée I & II
    Gigue

    György Ligeti (1923-2006): Etudes, Book 1 
    Désordre                  
    Cordes vides    
    Touches bloquées
    Fanfares
    Arc-en-ciel    
    Automne a` Varsovie

    Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Mephisto-Waltz no.1, Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S.514

    Intermission

    Alban Berg (1885-1935): Sonata, Op.1

    Robert Schumann (1810–1856): Fantasie in C Major, Op.17
    Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen                                      
    Mässig, Durchaus energisch  
    Langsam getragen, Durchweg leise zu halten

Reviews:

“This 30-minute fantasy in three movements is one of Schumann’s most ingeniously structured scores, yet Mr. Denk kept you engrossed every moment by fantastical, dreamy, and, in the rousing march movement, giddily energetic flights. This was one of the finest performances I’ve heard of an elusive and challenging piece.”
The New York Times

“Denk’s virtuosity is a thrill, killing and enlivening tradition at the same instant.”
Los Angeles Times 

“I often found myself catching my breath at his rhythmic spring, deft phrasing and effective use of dynamics. The ultimate return to the limpid “aria” was like pulling a boat from high seas into harbor.”
Aspen Times