Born in the USA in 1970, Nicholas Angelich began studying piano at age five. Two years later he played his first concert, and at thirteen began studying with Aldo Ciccolini, Yvonne Loriod, and Michel Béroff at the Paris Conservatoire and in masterclasses with Leon Fleisher, Dmitri Bashkirov, and Maria João Pires.
He 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 2003, he received the «International Klavierfestival Ruhr – Young Talent Award».
Mr. Angelich has performed with many orchestras in Europe and North America including the Orchestre National de France under Marc Minkowski and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under Paavo Järvi. He made his New York debut with the New York Philharmonic and Kurt Masur in 2003 and toured Japan with Masur and the Orchestre National de France in 2004. His classical and romantic performances feature the works of Beethoven and Liszt. He has also gained recognition for his interpretation of 20th century music, including the work of Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich.
Mr. Angelich’s chamber collaborations include performances with Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Augustin Dumay, Gérard Caussé, the Ysaÿe and Pražák 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. www.emiclassics.de/nicholasangelich