Manager: R. Douglas Sheldon
Management Territory: North & South America
“…Angelich found an unexpected profundity in (Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor) with spellbinding, rapt playing... Yannick Nézet-Séguin and [London Philharmonic] were at one with the soloist, providing all he needed to magnify this work to the limits of its passionate expressive capability. It was a very fine performance indeed and set the bar high for the second half of the concert.” Ken Ward, Bachtrack, March 2014
“..Nicholas Angelich is one of the greatest living interpreters of Brahms.. It has a complex architecture, subtle colors and depth of spirit. He knows how to make clear the dense language of the German composer without altering its power. He managed to make us forget the difficulty of the daunting score, playing freely, with beautiful sound, a wide dynamic range, without virtuosity or effort, he never let us forget the overwhelming message of the music he embodied with all his soul.” Olivier Bellamy, Huffington Post, June 2012
"Angelich…(gave) a strikingly imaginative performance (Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2, Boston Symphony Orchestra/Masur) that kept the ear constantly engaged through its subtle explorations of color, texture, and harmony… conjuring unusual veiled sonorities, drawing out inner lines that often go unnoticed, and dispatching rapid passagework with remarkable lightness and dynamic control. Pianissimos floated effortlessly into the hall.” Jeremy Eichler, The Boston Globe, October 2011
Born in the United States in 1970, 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”.
In the 2014/15 season, Nicholas Angelich returns to Avery Fisher at Lincoln Center on tour with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and Yannick Nézet-Séguin performing Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1. Other highlights include appearances with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, the London Symphony Orchestra with David Afkham, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony with Paavo Järvi, the NDR Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra de Paris, and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich with Lionel Bringuier,
Within North America other recent performances include those with the Seattle Symphony and Ludvic Morlot, Utah Symphony and Thierry Fischer, San Antonio Symphony with Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Boston Symphony and Kurt Masur, as well as the Pittsburgh Symphony with Gianandrea Noseda.
The summer of 2014 brings Nicholas back to the Seoul Philharmonic led by Yves Abel for both Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand and Piano Concerto in G Major. He also returns to the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra with Valery Gergiev.
Just having performed with the London Philharmonic and Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin in 2014, Mr. Angelich has also developed ongoing relationships with the Orchestre National de France under Marc Minkowski, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Paavo Järvi, Orchestre National de Lyon and David Robertson, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo under Jesus Lopez-Cobos and Kenneth Montgomery, Saint-Petersbourg Symphony under Alexandre Dimitriev, Strasbourg and Montpellier orchestras, Toulouse Orchestra under Jaap van Zweden in Amsterdam and Yannick Nezet-Sequin in San Sebastian, the Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne and Christian Zacharias, the SWR Baden-Baden orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio orchestra under Hugh Wolff and Paavo Jarvi, the Swiss-Italian Radio Orchestra and Charles Dutoit, the Tonkünstler Orchester and K. Järvi, the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra and Roger Norrington, the Montreal Symphony, Atlanta Symphony under E. Krivine, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Seoul Philharmonic under M.-W. Chung, the London Philharmonic under Kazuchi Ono and Vladimir Jurowski, the London Symphony, the Swedish Radio Orchestra and Daniel Harding, the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Stephane Denève, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Tugan Sokhiev, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Y. Nezet-Seguin, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and Valery Gergiev, Russian National Orchestra in Moscow with Valdimir Jurowski and the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur at Lincoln Center.
An impressive interpreter of the classical and romantic repertoire, Mr. Angelich has given many performances featuring the works of Beethoven and Liszt in Europe and North America, including France (La Roque d’Anthéron, Toulouse, Nantes), Germany (Klavierfestival Ruhr, Bayer Leverkusen), Italy (Brescia), Spain (Bilbao), Canada (La Lanaudière), and the United States (Washington, DC). An avid recitalist, Angelich appears regularly in London, Munich, Geneva, Amsterdam, Brussels, Luxembourg, Rome, Lisbon, Brescia, Tokyo, Paris, the Verbier Festival and Martha Argerich’s festival in Lugano. He has also gained recognition for his interpretation of 20th century music, including performances of works by Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Bartok, Ravel, Messiaen, Stockhausen, Boulez, Tanguy, and Pierre Henry, who dedicated his composition “Concerto for piano without orchestra” to Mr. Angelich.
Nicholas Angelich’s chamber collaborations include critically acclaimed performances with Maxim Vengerov, Akiko Suwanai, Dimitri Sitkovetsky, Joshua Bell, Gérard Caussé, Daniel Müller-Schott, Alexander Kniazev, Jian Wang, Paul Meyer, the Ysaye and Prazak Quartets,the Ebène Quartets, and Gautier and Renaud Capuçon. His recording of the Brahms Trios with the Capuçons for Virgin Classics was awarded the German Record Critics’ Prize. Mr. Angelich has also released recordings for Harmonia Mundi, Lyrinx, and Mirare, which feature works by Beethoven, Liszt, Ravel and Rachmaninov.
- BRAHMS Concerto pour piano n°2, Klavierstücke op.76 Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra / Paavo Järvi Virgin/Warner Classics, March 2014
- LISZT Annes de plerinage (Intgrale) Festival international de piano de la Roque d'Anthron, Recital, August 2011
- RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 3 - Finale Alla breve Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France / Myung-Whun Chung
- SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 Chamber Orchestra of Europe / Yannick Nzet-Sguin
- BACH Goldberg Variations (Aria) Virgin/Warner Classics, May 2011