"He gets to the heart of this music. The lush piano sound is a joy. His sensitivity of touch and strong sense of rhythm are impressive."
For his CD recording of his own piano transcriptions and paraphrases of orchestral works by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninov, the young Belgian pianist Florian Noack was named “Nachwuchskünstler des Jahres 2015, Klavier” (Emerging Artist of the Year, piano”) by ECHO Klassik, a prestigious award which confirms the unique talent of this exceptional musician.
Florian Noack has won numerous prizes at national and international competitions, including the Rachmaninov International Competition, the International Robert Schumann Competition and the Piano Competition in Cologne. He also won the “Grandpiano” Prize from the Belgian Vocational Foundation, and has received grants and scholarships from Spes, the Fondation Banque Populaire and from the Mozart Gesellschaft.
He performs regularly at many festivals in China, South Korea, the United States, France, Germany and Belgium, and gives recitals in among others the Philharmonie in Cologne, the Beijing Concert Hall, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, the Oriental Art Center in Shanghai, the Xinghai Concert Hall in Guangzhou, the Konzerthaus in Detmold and the Comédie des Champs-Elysées in Paris.
In France, he is a regular guest of many festivals including the Chopin Festival, the Festival of Annecy, Piano en Valois, l’Esprit du Piano, and Pianissimes. Florian distinguishes himself by his passion for rare works from the romantic and post-romantic repertoire, and for his concert www.nymusartists.com 1 Florian Noack “Here and elsewhere he gets to the heart of this music. … The lush piano sound is a joy.” Gramophone www.floriannoack.com programs which often include composers such as Lyapunov, Alkan, Medtner and Dohnanyi.
Belgian pianist Florian Noack performs his own transcription of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade on 2017 MIPF Season.
Florian Noack performs at this iconical MIPF event, performing his own transcription from J. Strauss Paraphrase on different Waltzes
Russian pianist Ilya Itin speaks about Nikolai Medtner's Op. 38 & 39 "Forgotten Melodies", prior to a performance of the same pieces.
This first event of MIPFA academic year 20/21 premieres our virtual platform —the first of many to come during this season!