Miami Int'l Piano Festival Discovery
Israelí Pianist Ariel Lanyi Plays Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann.
"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.... 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. Ariel Lanyi, born in 1997, began piano lessons 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, Brussels, 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. Future engagements include recitals in London venues including Wigmore Hall and St. John’s Smith Square, a recital in Antwerp’s deSingel. PROGRAM: HAYDN C minor Sonata, BEETHOVEN The Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2, “Tempest”, SCHUMANN Sonata in F-sharp minor, Op. 11.