Daniel Lebhardt Shows Daring Command in a New York Debut He brought narrative sweep and youthful abandon to the piece, along with power, poetry and formidable technique. New York Times - Tommasini / Merkin Concert Hall / March 2016
...the gifted pianist Daniel Lebhardt, brought virtuosity, refinement and youthful exuberance... New York Times / Merkin Concert Hall / January 2018
Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.36 (1913 - original version
Due to pressures in Daniel’s schedule, he needs to make a change to his repertoire, and in place of Brahms Klavierstucke, will now perform RACHMANINOV: Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.36 (1913 - original version). We hope that this will not detract from your enjoyment.
In 2014 Daniel 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 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). 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 String Quartet. He took part in the BBC Proms Composer Portrait of Olga Neuwirth broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and has performed chamber music at Wigmore Hall and Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh among others.
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 was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2015.