We are delighted to announce that pianist Daniel Lebhardt has been signed for commercial management by Askonas Holt
In 2014 Daniel Lebhardt won 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.
Upcoming engagements include debut recitals at the Lucerne, Heidelberger-Frühling and Tallinn International Festivals, as well as recitals at Wigmore Hall, Merkin Concert Hall in New York, 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. This season Daniel’s concerto performances will include Brahms No. 1, Mozart No. 19 and No. 21 (at the Royal Festival Hall) and Tchaikovsky No. 1.
During the 2017/18 season Daniel made his debut with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra in St. Petersburg and the CBSO Youth Orchestra in Birmingham. He returned to the Louvre in Paris, Festspiele MecklenburgVorpommern in Germany and gave concerts in the USA, Canada, China, Colombia, Argentina and Chile. In the UK he took part in the Nottingham, Oxford and Birmingham International Piano Festivals (the latter broadcast by Radio 3), performed Mozart with the European Union Chamber Orchestra and appeared at Saffron Hall as soloist and chamber musician.
Since 2016 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 (to critical acclaim in the New York Times), and in Florida, Seattle, Arizona and Pittsburgh. Solo highlights include performances of Rachmaninov’s Concerto No. 2 with the Auburn and Dearborn Symphony Orchestras in Washington and Michigan.
As a chamber musician, Daniel regularly collaborates with violinist Benjamin Baker and the Castalian Quartet. He took part in the BBC Proms Composer Portrait of Olga Neuwirth broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and has worked with Mark van der Wiel, Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad and Jonathan Bloxham.
International awards include 1st Prize at the 2009 Russian Music Competition in California, 2nd Prize at the 2011 Lagnysur-Marne International Competition in France and 5th Prize at the 2013 China International Piano 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 has participated in masterclasses with Alfred Brendel, Stephen Hough, Leslie Howard, Natalia Trull, and more recently with Ferenc Rados and RIta Wagner at IMS Prussia Cove. He was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2015 and is currently based in Birmingham, where he is enrolled on an Advanced Diploma in Performance at the Royal Conservatoire.
“The fine violinist Benjamin Baker, joined by the gifted pianist Daniel Lebhardt, brought virtuosity, refinement and youthful exuberance to a daunting program.”
“Daniel Lebhardt rose to [Rachmaninov Sonata No. 2’s] fearsome technical challenges giving the work both a propulsive dramatic sweep and lots of soulful lyricism. The result was intensely exciting, imaginative and full of colour.”
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“Just playing [Liszt Sonata in B minor] commandingly, as Mr. Lebhardt did, is difficult enough. He brought narrative sweep and youthful abandon to the piece, along with power, poetry and formidable technique. ”