Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) presents

Jan Lisiecki Meets Brahms

Prodigious young pianist and winner of the 2009 OSM Competition, Jan Lisiecki is widely admired for his dazzling technique and exceptional musical maturity. He plays Brahms’ Piano Concerto no. 1, an imposing work whose piano part alone is of symphonic proportions. The OSM is led by the outstanding and highly regarded young American conductor James Gaffigan.

Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki has won acclaim for his extraordinary interpretive maturity, distinctive sound, and poetic sensibility. The New York Times has called him “a pianist who makes every note count”. Lisiecki’s insightful interpretations, refined technique, and natural affinity for art give him a musical voice that belies his age.

Jan Lisiecki was born to Polish parents in Canada in 1995. He began piano lessons at the age of five and made his concerto debut four years later, while always rebuffing the label of “child prodigy”. His approach to music is a refreshing combination of dedication, skill, enthusiasm and a realistic perspective on the career of a musician.

Vivian Fung, Aqua
Mozart, Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor, op. 15

Duration: 1h30

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