Born in the United States, Nicholas Angelich began studying the piano at the age of five with his mother. At the age of thirteen he entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris where he studied with Aldo Ciccolini, Yvonne Loriod, Michel Béroff and Marie Françoise Bucquet. He took master-classes with Leon Fleisher, Dmitri Bashkirov, and Maria João Pires.

In 1996 he was invited to be a resident performer of the International Piano Foundation of Cadennabbia (Italy). At the Victoires de la Musique Classique 2013, he received the award as Instrumental Soloist of the Year. He made his debuts in May 2003 with the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur at the Lincoln Center in New York. Vladimir Jurowski invited him to open the 2007-08 season of the Russian National Orchestra with him in Moscow.

He has also performed with the Orchestre National de France under Marc Minkowski, the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under Paavo Järvi, the Orchestre National de Lyon under David Robertson, the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra under Alexander Dmitriev, the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra under Hugh Wolff and Paavo Järvi, the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra under Roger Norrington, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Seoul Philharmonic under Myung-Whun Chung, and the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev. He is a regular guest at the Verbier Festival and Martha Argerich’s festival in Lugano.

A renowned interpreter of classic and romantic repertoire, Nicholas Angelich has performed all of Beethoven sonatas and Liszt’s Années de pèlerinage in numerous countries. He is also very interested in 20th century music such as Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Bartók and Ravel, as well as Messiaen, Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez and Pierre Henry, who dedicated to him his Concerto for Piano without Orchestra.

Always enthusiastic about playing chamber music, his partners are Gautier and Renaud Capuçon, Maxim Vengerov, Akiko Suwanai, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Joshua Bell, Gérard Caussé, Daniel Müller-Schott, Jian Wang, Paul Meyer and the Ysaÿe, Pražák, Modigliani and Ebène Quartets.

His discography includes: a Rachmaninoff recital for Harmonia Mundi, a Ravel recital for Lyrinx, Années de pèlerinage by Liszt for Mirare (Choc in Monde de la Musique, Recommandé by Classica- Répertoire) and a Beethoven recital (Op. 26, Waldstein, Op. 111). For Erato he recorded a Brahms cycle of Trios with Renaud and Gautier Capuçon (Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik), Sonatas for Violin and Piano with Renaud Capuçon (Diapason d’Or, Choc in Monde de la Musique, Editor’s Choice in Gramophone magazine, Scherzo/Exceptional) and two Brahms recitals (Choc in Monde de la Musique and BBC Music Magazine’s Monthly Choice), a Beethoven recital with Akiko Suwanai (Decca) and Brahms’ First and Second Piano Concertos with Paavo Järvi and the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra.