It’s been a remarkable fall season for Jeremy Denk, a faculty member at Mannes The New School for Music. After being awarded a MacArthur “Genius grant” Fellowship in September, the accomplished pianist has just been named Instrumentalist of the Year by Musical America. The classical music journal, which was founded as a weekly newspaper in 1898, has given the annual awards since 1960. The Musical America Awards for musician, instrumentalist, composer, conductor, and ensemble of the year recognize artistic achievement and excellence in the arts.
Musical America cites Denk’s talents and accomplishments across fields as reason for his selection as Instrumentalist of the Year:
“His flourishing concert schedule, the second release in his Nonesuch recording contract (Bach’s Goldberg Variations), his widely read blog called ‘Think Denk,’ and articles for The New Yorker, which led to a Random House book commission, attest to his multi-faceted artistry.”
Denk will be recognized for his win at an awards ceremony at Lincoln Center on December 17.
To learn more about Jeremy Denk’s work, visit his website