Jeremy Denk


Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists and is also a New York Times bestselling author, winner of both the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and the Avery Fisher Prize, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

In the 2022-23 season, Denk continues his multi-season exploration of Book 1 of Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier and will also perform with orchestras and in recitals across UK, Europe, and the United States, including a return to Carnegie Hall play-directing Bach concerti with Orchestra St. Luke’s, and a residency at the Lammermuir Festival in Scotland. An avid chamber musician, Denk will also embark on a US tour with the Takács Quartet.

His New York Times Bestselling memoir Every Good Boy Does Fine was published to universal acclaim by Random House in 2022, with features on CBS Sunday Morning, NPR’s Fresh Air, New York Times Review of Books, and more, with The Guardian heralding it as “an elegant, frank and well-structured memoir that entirely resists cliché.” Denk’s original and insightful writing on music led to writing the libretto for a comic opera presented by Carnegie Hall, Cal Performances, and the Aspen Festival.

Last season’s highlights include his performance of the Well-Tempered Klavier Book 1 at the Barbican in London; John Adams’ “Must the Devil Have All The Great Tunes?” with the Cleveland Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, and Seattle Symphony; and a return to the San Francisco Symphony to perform Messiaen under Esa Pekka Salonen.

Denk’s albums have appeared on many year-end best of lists and his recording of the Goldberg Variations reached No. 1 on the Billboard Classical Charts. His latest album of Mozart piano concertos with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra was released in 2021 on Nonesuch Records.

Jeremy Denk is a graduate of Oberlin College, Indiana University, and the Juilliard School. He lives in New York City.