The pianist chosen as the Music Director of the 2014 Ojai Music Festival is being honored as a McArthur Fellow.
Jeremy Denk was one of 24 recipients of a 2013 “Genius Grant.” The pianist was selected for his originality, and dedication.
He’ll receive a $625,000 stipend.
Denk’s latest album, “Goldberg Variations,” is set for release later this week. As well as being know for his musical ability, he write a popular, and widely read blog, called “Think Denk.”
He will oversee the musical direction of the 2014 Ojai Musical Festival, which is set for June 12th-15th of next year.