“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.”
“Were every young pianist as intensely musical, intellectually probative, fastidiously prepared and well focused as Ariel Lanyi, the world of classical music would be in deep trouble. Fortunately for the savvy listener, Mr. Lanyi’s authority, which belies his age, takes no prisoners as he expertly leads us on a no-nonsense artistic journey as satisfying as it is substantive. There is nothing in the least superficial about Mr. Lanyi’s always thoughtful music making, which speaks volumes for the artist he is and continues to blossom into. He brings to his wide repertoire a remarkable seriousness of purpose that demonstrates uncommonly astute judgment and maturity, qualities that will serve him well for the long and prosperous career that certainly awaits him.” – John Bell Young, pianist, recording artist, music critic for the American Record Guide, Clavier, and the St Petersburg Times
Ariel Lanyi, born in 1997, began piano lessons with Lea Agmon just before his fifth birthday and made his orchestral debut at the age of 7. Since then, he has given numerous recitals in London, Paris (including Radio France), Rome, Prague, Belfast, and regularly in concerts broadcast live on Israeli radio and television. He has appeared as a soloist with a variety of orchestras in the United Kingdom and Israel, including the Israel Symphony Orchestra and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and has participated in the Israel Festival, Prague Music Performance, Tempietto Festival in Rome, the Ravello Festival, and the Young Prague Festival. As a chamber musician, he has appeared with members (including leading members) of the Prague Philharmonia, the Czech Philharmonic, and the Israel Philharmonic, among others. In 2017, Ariel was awarded first prize at the Dudley International Piano Competition.
Ariel Lanyi (Israel) plays R. Schumann Piano Sonata No, 1 in F Sharp minor Op. 11, in the Discovery Series of the MIPF, on January 13th, 2019 (Colony Theatre, Miami Beach)
Ariel Lanyi (Israel) plays Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata in D Minor, "Tempest", in the Discovery Series of the MIPF, on January 13th, 2019 (Colony Theatre, Miami Beach)
Russian pianist Ilya Itin speaks about Nikolai Medtner's Op. 38 & 39 "Forgotten Melodies", prior to a performance of the same pieces.
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