Israeli pianist Ariel Lanyi performs in Vancouver March 3. (photo by Kaupo Kikkas)
Israeli pianist Ariel Lanyi will make his Canadian debut on March 3, 3 p.m., at the Vancouver Playhouse in a concert presented by the Vancouver Recital Society.
Born in Jerusalem in 1997, Lanyi is now based in London, England, having recently completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2023, he received the Prix Serdanag, a Swiss prize awarded by Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, and was nominated as a Rising Star Artist by Classic FM. In 2021, he won third prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition and was a prize winner in both the Young Classical Artists Trust YCAT (London) and Concert Artists Guild (New York) International Auditions. Also in 2021, Linn Records released Lanyi’s recording of music by Schubert, with other releases also planned. Lanyi’s 2021 Virtually VRS recorded performance can be viewed on the Vancouver Recital Society’s YouTube channel.
Lanyi has appeared with orchestras in Israel, the United Kingdom, Argentina and the United States, and highlights include playing with the Israel Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the latter of which he will return to this season for Mozart K503. Other notable future engagements include his debut with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra at the Grafenegg Festival, a return to Australia at the Sanguine Estate Music Festival, followed by a tour to China, and the Stars & Rising Stars concert series in Munich.
An avid chamber musician, Lanyi has collaborated with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Concertgebouw Amsterdam, as well as with musicians such as Maria João Pires, Marina Piccinini, Charles Neidich and Torleif Thedéen. He also recorded with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg under the auspices of the Orpheum Stifftung, as part of their Next Generation Mozart Soloist series, and gave recitals at the Kissinger Sommer, Fundaçion Juan March in Madrid, and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Lanyi’s March 3 performance in Vancouver will feature Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109, Frédéric Chopin’s Mazurkas, Op. 59, and Chopin’s Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat major, Op. 61, as well as Max Reger’s Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Bach, Op. 81. The concert will be followed by a talkback session. For tickets, visit vanrecital.com.
– Courtesy Vancouver Recital Society