"...He brought a narrative sweep and youthful abandon to the piece [Liszt Sonata in B minor], along with power, poetry and formidable technique..."
- New York Times
DANIEL'S CAREER SO FAR...
Pianist Daniel Lebhardt has impressed audiences and critics alike with his thoughtful interpretations and outstanding virtuosity. Daniel won First Prize at the 2014 Young Concert Artists Auditions in Paris, and then won YCA’s International Auditions in New York, where he was also awarded the Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize and four concert performance prizes. Among his many other accolades, Daniel won First Prizes at the Russian Music International Piano Competition in California, Citta di Gorizia International Piano Competition in Italy, Kosice International Piano Competition in Slovakia, and Carl Filtsch International Piano Competition in Romania. He also won the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) 2015 Auditions in London and the Most Promising Pianist Prize at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia.
Daniel gave his Wigmore Hall recital debut in 2015, and has also played with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra at the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, and with the CBSO Youth Orchestra. Further afield he has undertaken tours of China, Argentina, Columbia and Chile.
Daniel has appeared at the BBC Proms in a concert recorded and broadcast by BBC Radio 3, London’s Steinway Hall, the Senate House in London, the Bela Bartok Memorial House and Liszt Museum in Budapest, the Musée du Louvre in Paris, Germany’s Usedom Music Festival, and in Hungary, Austria and Japan.
Daniel has travelled to to Colombia to give recitals at the Festival de Ibagué in Colombia, and New York’s Merkin Concert and performed extensively in the US.
A native of Hungary, Daniel started piano lessons at the age of six, and from the age of nine attended the Special School of the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest. He attended the Royal Academy of Music in London with Christopher Elton, and the studio of Pascal Nemirovski.