New release: next generation mozart soloists

As part of the Next Generation Mozart Soloists project, Ariel Lanyi released a recording of the two Mozart Concert Rondos with Howard Griffiths and the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg 

Ariel lanyi awarded associateship of the Royal Academy of Music

Ariel Lanyi was awarded an ARAM, conferring associateship of his alma mater, the Royal Academy of Music. Associateship is awarded to selected former students to “recognise and celebrate their significant contributions to the musical landscape”

Ariel lanyi is awarded the 2023 prix serdang

Ariel Lanyi was chosen by a panel chaired by Rudolf Buchbinder to be awarded the prestigious Prix Serdang, a prize of 50,000 CHF given to a young pianist. Rudolf Buchbinder was particularly impressed by his performance of Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” sonata, and said the following:

Ariel is at a crucial point in his career. I got to know him as a serious young man who strikes me as very mature and authentic. I am convinced that the ‘Prix Serdang’ can give him an important impetus”

“His playing is precise, nuanced, and virtuosic, but he is no superficial virtuoso. What sets him apart is his ability to delve deeply into the music and to establish a connection with it. He doesn’t simply play the notes, he lives the music, seeks to capture its essence, and reflects it with extraordinary intensity, sensibility, and expressive maturity.”

– Rudolf Buchbinder

“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

“Here at last we have a musician of honesty, integrity and modesty with an uncontaminated sound. A prophet for whom we have been in such need to save us from certain schools of playing that are fast becoming confused with entertainers!”

– Christopher Axworthy, The Keyboard Charitable Trust

Ariel Lanyi has had an impressive couple of years, shining in both the Leeds and Rubinstein competitions, and it is easy to see why. He has relaxed authority and a straightforward, unfussy style that makes the playing feel problem-free. In all 12 of Schumann’s Études symphoniques, Op 13, he produced intelligent virtuosity, gentle at times but with plenty of zing when he needed it.

International Piano Magazine

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