Recipient of a 2013 MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship and one of America's foremost pianists, Jeremy Denk is known throughout the world for his ebullient virtuosity and thoughtful musicianship. Denk possesses an intellectual curiosity that shines through in this expertly crafted program.
“A pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs…” —The New York Times
THE ZARELDA FAMBROUGH MEMORIAL CONCERT
Dr. Douglas Fambrough joined the Shriver Hall Concert Series Board of Directors in 1986, just after becoming Professor of Biology at The Johns Hopkins University, and retired from the Board in 2010. An avid music lover and amateur pianist, he often plays chamber music with friends, humorously referring to any size group as The Trout Quintet, Trio, or Quartet. For many years, Doug’s wife “Zee” sang in the Jezic Ensemble. Doug and Zee established this concert in 2000. In making this gift, they hoped to inspire others to make major donations and planned gifts to Shriver Hall Concert Series.
Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists – an artist The New York Times hails as someone "you want to hear no matter what he performs." Winner of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year award.
In 2016-17, Denk embarks on a recital tour of the UK, including a return to Wigmore Hall, and he will make his debut at the Philharmonie in Cologne. He appears on tour throughout the US, including Chicago Symphony Hall and Lincoln Center's White Light Festival. He will release a solo recording, The Classical Style, and joins his long-time musical partners, Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis in a recording of Brahms' Trio in B-major.
Denk’s 2015-16 engagements included a fourteen-city recital tour of the U.S., and culminated in his return to Carnegie Hall; while in the UK, he appeared in solo recital and on tour with the Britten Sinfonia. He also returned to the San Diego and Detroit Symphonies with Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto, and continued as Artistic Partner of The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Jeremy Denk lives in New York City, and his web site and blog are at jeremydenk.net.