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Prof. Daniel Lebhardt

Pianist

Pianist Daniel Lebhardt has been described by the New York Times as playing with ‘...power, poetry and formidable technique’.

A regular guest of Wigmore Hall, Daniel makes multiple appearances this season including a performance of the Bartok Quintet with the Castalian Quartet and a solo recital featuring the music of Brahms, Scriabin, Bartok & Ligeti, which also comprises his Harrogate International Festival debut programme.

Daniel will return to Kiev for a recital featuring the music of Liszt. Other recent recital highlights include debuts at Luxembourg Philharmonie, as well as the Aldeburgh, Heidelberger-Frühling, Tallinn and Lucerne international festivals. He has given recitals at St. David’s Hall in Cardiff, Bath International Festival and L’Eglise Saint Germain in Paris as part of the Week-end à l’Est Festival. Equally at home in concert, Daniel returns to Royal Philharmonic Orchestra next season for Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5. He recently returned to Konzerthausorchester Berlin for Liszt’s Totentanz and made his debut with Bilkent Symphony Orchestra performing Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1. Other recent performances include Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 with Hallé Orchestra, Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 with Venice Symphony, Florida and Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3. National Philharmonic of Ukraine. 

Daniel has performed widely in the US, giving recitals at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Gardner Museum in Boston, Morgan Library and Merkin Concert Hall in New York and in Florida, Seattle, Arizona and Pittsburgh. Concerto highlights include performances of Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Auburn and Dearborn Symphony Orchestras in Washington and Michigan. 

Daniel has also appeared with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra in St. Petersburg and the CBSO Youth Orchestra. He returned to the Louvre in Paris, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany and gave concerts in Canada, China, Japan, Colombia, Argentina and Chile. In the UK he took part in the Nottingham, Oxford and Birmingham International Piano Festivals, performed Mozart with the European Union Chamber Orchestra and appeared at Saffron Hall. 

An avid chamber musician, Daniel regularly collaborates with Benjamin Baker and the Castalian Quartet, and is a member of the Northern Chords Ensemble founded by Jonathan Bloxham. He has also worked with Mark van de Wiel, Jonathan McGovern, Charlotte Scott, Alice Neary, Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad and Timothy Ridout, among others. He took part in the BBC Proms Composer Portrait of Olga Neuwirth broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and has also worked with composers Matthew Kaner, Brian Elias and Stephen Hough. 

Daniel and Benjamin Baker have recently released two critically acclaimed albums with Delphian focusing on music of the 20th century. Daniel was given the opportunity to release a selection of Schubert solo piano works with NAXOS. Daniel has won multiple international prizes including 1st Prize at the Young Concert Artists auditions in Paris and New York. A year later he was invited to record music by Bartók for Decca and in 2016 won the Most

Promising Pianist prize at the Sydney International Competition. 

Born in Hungary, Daniel studied at the Franz Liszt Academy with István Gulyás and Gyöngyi Keveházi and at the Royal Academy of Music with Pascal Nemirovski. He was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2015 and graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Performance at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Prof. Daniel Lebhardt
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