Ariel Lanyi, piano


  • Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) - Sonata in C Major, Hob XVI: 48 (1789) (13’)
  • I. Andante con espressione
  • II. Rondo. Presto
  • César Franck (1822-1890) - Prelude, Aria et final (1887) (22’)
  • I. Prelude
  • II. Aria
  • III. Final

In 2021 Ariel Lanyi won 3rd Prize (The Roslyn Lyons Bronze Medal) at the Leeds International Piano Competition, performing Brahms Concerto No.2 with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrew Manze in the Finals. In the same year he was a prize winner in the inaugural Young Classical Artists Trust (London) and Concert Artists Guild (New York) International Auditions.

This season Ariel records Mozart with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, gives recitals at the Kissinger Festsommer, Fundaçion Juan March in Madrid, Wigmore Hall and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In addition, he undertakes tours of Argentina and the USA. Over the last year Ariel has returned to Wigmore Hall as soloist and chamber musician, the Miami International Piano Festival, and Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont.

He gave recitals in the Homburg MeisterKonzert series in Germany, the Menton Festival in France, Perth Concert Hall (broadcast by BBC Radio 3) and across the UK including the Brighton and Bath Festivals. As soloist he performed concertos by Mozart and Brahms with orchestras in Israel, Argentina and the USA. In 2021 Linn Records released his recording of music by Schubert to critical acclaim. Previous highlights include recitals at the deSingel Arts Centre in Antwerp (stepping in for Till Fellner) and Salle Cortot in Paris, and appearances as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras.

An avid chamber musician, Ariel has collaborated with leading members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, as well as with eminent musicians such as Maria João Pires, Marina Piccinini, Charles Neidich, and Torleif Thedéen. Ariel regularly appears in concerts broadcast live on Israeli radio and television and on Radio France, and has recorded live concerts for release online for the Vancouver Recital Society and Banco de la República in Colombia.

Born in Jerusalem in 1997, where he studied with Lea Agmon and Yuval Cohen; and based in London, Ariel completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Hamish Milne and Ian Fountain.

About the Dame Myra Hess Concerts

The concerts are generously sponsored by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council and by individual donors.

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