Ariel Lanyi - 24 April
It came as a refreshing change to hear a pianist such as Ariel Lanyi who not only listened to himself but could make the piano speak in a way that is very rare these days.
(Christopher Axworthy, The Keyboard Charitable Trust)
Allegro in B minor, Op.8
Iberia (Book 3)
Sonata no.29 in B flat, Op.106 ("Hammerklavier")
2021 was an exceptional year for Ariel Lanyi. In September, he won third prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition and was also a prize winner in the inaugural Young Classical Artists Trust (London) and Concert Artists Guild (New York) International Auditions. He is also a Countess of Munster Recital Scheme Artist.
Born in Jerusalem in 1997, in 2021 Ariel completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Ian Fountain, having studied with the late Hamish Milne. Prior to this, he studied at the High School and Conservatory of the Jerusalem Academy of Music. Over the last year Ariel has made his debut at Wigmore Hall and participated in the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, alongside renowned artists such as Mitsuko Uchida and Jonathan Biss.
His programme ends with Beethoven’s Hammerklavier sonata, a magnificent conclusion to another enthralling season.
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