Sunday, 11 February 2018

3.00pm, Kelso Old Parish Church, TD5 7BH

Daniel Lebhardt Piano


Sonata in D minor Op 32 No 2 'Tempest Sonata'


Après une lecture du Dante - Fantasia quasi sonata, S161/7


Gaspard de la nuit (complete)


Mephisto-Walzer no. 2, S515 - 10 mins

We are fortunate to meet this formidable pianist at such a young age.  His virtuosity and power are astonishing and he has been rewarded with numerous prizes and awards across the world. Born in Hungary, Daniel studied at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest with István Gulyás and Gyöngyi Keveházi and at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Pascal Nemirovski


Daniel Lebhardt won 1st Prize at the Young Concert Artists auditions in Paris and New York in 2015.  In the same year he recorded solo piano works for the recent release of the complete Bartók for Decca and in 2016 won the Most Promising Pianist prize at the Sydney International Piano Competition.


Future engagements include recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Gardner Museum in Boston, Morgan Library in New York, Louvre in Paris, the Oxford International and Nottingham International Piano Series. He continues to give recitals throughout the UK, and performs Rachmaninov’s Concerto No. 2 with the Auburn and Dearborn Symphony Orchestras in Washington and Michigan.  In Autumn 2017 he tours Argentina and Chile.

“Daniel Lebhardt Shows Daring Command in a New York Debut Liszt’s visionary Sonata in B minor is an epic fantasy lasting nearly 30 minutes, shifting from bursts of wildness to passages of profundity. 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

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