Born in the United States in 1970, Nicholas Angelich began studying piano at the age of five. Two years later he played his first concert, performing Mozart Concerto K. 467. Mr. Angelich entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris at thirteen, where he studied with Aldo Ciccolini, Yvonne Loriod, and Michel Beroff, and won first prize for piano and chamber music. He also participated in masterclasses with Leon Fleisher, Dmitri Bashkirov, and Maria Joao Pires, and was a resident of the International Piano Foundation of Cadennabia in Italy.
Mr. Angelich is a prizewinner of numerous piano competitions, including the International Piano Competition R. Casadesus in Cleveland and the International Piano Competition Gina Bachauer in Utah. In June 2003, he received the “International Klavierfestival Ruhr - Young Talent Award” from Leon Fleischer.
In his 2011-2012 season, Mr. Angelich will make a debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony under the baton of Gianandrea Noseda, performing Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2. In June 2011, Virgin Classics will release the highly anticipated new recording of Bach Goldberg Variations by Nicholas Angelich.
The 2010-2011 season has seen Mr. Angelich make his recital debut with the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Concert and Lecture Series, and his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut under Stephane Deneve.
During his 2009-10 season Mr. Angelich performed Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Charles Dutoit, and made his Philadelphia Orchestra debut performing Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 under Yannick Nezet-Seguin.
Mr. Angelich has performed with the Orchestre National de France under Marc Minkowski and Joseph Pons, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de Lyon under David Robertson, Orchestre National de Bordeaux under Yutako Sado, Orchestre National de Lille under Matthias Bamert, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo under Jesus Lopez-Cobos and Kenneth Montgomery, Orchestre de Liège and Saint-Petersbourg Symphony under Alexandre Dimitriev, Strasbourg and Montpellier orchestras under Jerzy Semkow, Toulouse Orchestra under Jaap van Zweden and Yannick Nezet-Sequin, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne under Christian Zacharias, SWR Baden-Baden Orchestra under Michael Gielen, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony under Hugh Wolff, Cincinnati Symphony under Paavo Järvi, Stephane Deneve, and Ivan Fischer, and the Indianapolis Symphony under Jesus Lopez-Cobos.
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). 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 Dimitri Sitkovetsky, Joshua Bell, Gérard Caussé, Alexander Kniazev, Jian Wang, Paul Meyer, the Ysaye and Prazak 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.
In May 2003, Nicholas Angelich made his debut with the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur at Lincoln Center. In the 2007-08 season Vladimir Jurowski invited him to play with the Russian National Orchestra for their opening concert.
Recent engagements include concerts with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, Montreal Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, and a tour with the London Philharmonic. In July 2009 Mr. Angelich made his BBC Proms debut with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under Yannick Nezet-Seguin. The pianist collaborated with Maestro Nezet-Seguin again in August 2009 at the Mostly Mozart Festival, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20.