Daniel Lebhardt, piano

March 23, 2022

Dame Myra Hess Concerts

Dave Schwan, host


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) – Piano Sonata No. 23, Op. 57 ‘Appassionata’ (1806) (24`)

I. Allegro assai

II. Andante con moto

III. Allegro ma non troppo – Presto

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) – Prélude 6. Des pas sur la neige (Footsteps on the snow), Book 1 (1910) (4’)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886) – Mazeppa, S. 138 (1840) (7`)

This concert is sponsored in memory of Bertram Lipman by his family. Bertram was a long time Dame Myra Hess concert attendee.

In 2014 Daniel Lebhardt won 1st Prize at the Young Concert Artists International 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.

This season sees Daniel debut with Konzerthausorchester Berlin and National Philharmonic of Ukraine and return to the Barbican for a performance with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. As well performing around the UK, Daniel returns to the US for performances in New York, Chicago and Washington, DC, among others.

Recent highlights include debuts with Hallé Orchestra and Venice Symphony in Florida. In recital he had debuts at the Aldeburgh, Heidelberger-Frühling, Tallinn and Lucerne international festivals and in Dublin and Kiev. He has given 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.

As a chamber musician, Daniel regularly collaborates with violinist Benjamin Baker and the Castalian Quartet.

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, with whom he also completed an Advanced Diploma in Performance at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Read program notes here

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are presented in partnership with 98.7 WFMT.
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are made possible through the generosity of the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council.
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are presented in association with the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.

Don’t miss Maya Buchanan and Milana Pavchinskaya

next week on the

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts!

Wednesday March 30, 12:15pm

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