Daniel Lebhardt: A Hungarian Rhapsody

/ Oct

Daniel Lebhardt: A Hungarian Rhapsody

Start Time
05:00 pm

Young Hungarian Daniel Lebhardt has been winning prizes across the globe for his exceptional piano playing. He brings a programme which includes works by Chopin. Liszt, Bartok, Prokofiev and Mozart.

Mozart:  Sonata K.284
Chopin:  Mazurkas op.59 1-2-3
Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp, Op.60
Prokofiev:  Sonata no.3
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no.1
Bartok: Four Dirges
Liszt: Spanish Rhapsody

On his performance of Liszt’s Sonata in B minor:

“Just playing it commandingly, as Mr. Lebhardt did, is difficult enough. He brought narrative sweep and youthful abandon to the piece, along with power, poetry and formidable technique”.   New York Times / Merkin Concert Hall NY / March 2016

In 2014, at the age of 22, Daniel Lebhardt won 1st Prize at the Young Concert Artists (YCA) auditions in Paris, and 1st Prize at YCA’s International Auditions in New York.

A year later he went on to be selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in London and to make his debut at Wigmore Hall, under the auspices of the Royal Academy of Music’s Patron’s Award.

Born in Hungary, Daniel studied at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest with István Gulyás and Gyöngyi Keveházi and, since 2010 at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Christopher Elton, and currently Pascal Nemirovski.  He has participated in masterclasses with Alfred Brendel, Leslie Howard, Ferenc Rados, Natalia Trull, Maxim Vengerov and Mikhail Voskresensky.

Concert highlights include recitals at the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris and the Béla Bartók Memorial House in Budapest. He has also given recitals in Austria, Japan and the USA.   As a chamber musician, Daniel took part in the BBC Proms Composer Portrait of Olga Neuwirth broadcast by Radio 3 in 2012 and has given recitals with clarinettist Mark van der Wiel (principal Philharmonia Orchestra).

During his studies Daniel has won numerous international awards including 1st Prize at the 2009 Russian Music Competition in California, 2nd Prize at the 2011 Lagny-sur-Marne International Competition in France and 5th Prize at the China International Piano Competition.

At the YCA Auditions Daniel was also awarded the Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize and four concert prizes: the Usedom Music Festival Prize, the Buffalo Chamber Music Society Prize, the Hayden’s Ferry Chamber Music Series Prize, and the Paramount Theatre Prize.

A YCAT artist

SJE International Piano Series 2017

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