American pianist Jeremy Denk is one of today’s most compelling and persuasive artists with an unusually broad repertoire. A soloist with major orchestras across the U.S. and abroad, last season he played concertos by Beethoven, Copland, Mozart, Schumann, and Stravinsky, and was the featured artist of the Ives Project. He is an avid chamber musician and has collaborated with many of the world’s finest string quartets, appearing at the Italian and American Spoleto Festivals, the Santa Fe and Seattle Chamber Music Festivals, the Verbier and Mostly Mozart Festivals, and as part of “Musicians from Marlboro” national tours.
A fresh voice in classical music, Denk’s widely-read blog, “Think Denk”, is frequently referenced by many in the music press and industry. Alex Ross, the music critic of the New Yorker, described Denk as “a superb musician who writes with arresting sensitivity and wit. … sophisticated on the one hand, informal on the other, immediate in impact.”
This program is co-presented by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, Department of Music, and School of Performing Arts and Cinema.