Instrumentalists & Ensembles

Nicholas Angelich

— Piano

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


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 . . .

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