17 year old Israeli pianist Ariel Lanyi made his orchestral debut at the age of seven, having begun to play the piano when he was five years old.
His talent was quickly recognised as well as being sought with engagements with Israeli orchestras and taking part in a number of concerts broadcast on radio and television in Israel.
As his profile has grown, the level of international interest in his performances has also grown and has led to recitals in New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Rome.
Over the years, Lanyi has taken part in masterclasses with the likes of Andras Schiff, Angela Hewitt and Jonathan Bliss.
His debut album was released in 2012. Titled Romantic Profiles, the album was comprised of Schumann’s Carnival Scenes from Vienna, Lizst’s Fantasy Fugue on the theme of B-A-C-H, Brahms’ Seven Fantasies for Piano Op. 116 and Janáček’s thrilling Piano Sonata.
More recently, the pianist has completed his studies at the High School and Conservatory of the Jerusalem Academy of Music, where he also studied violin, chamber music and composition.
This year, Lanyi started with a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Israel Chamber Orchestra alongside chamber concerts in Israel with violinist Alon Yariv and cellist Eduard Šístek. Eduard Šístek. He made a return to London in May, following his debut in October 2014, for an anticipated recital at St Giles Cripplegate and performed at the Mill Hill Music Club.
He began his studies at London’s Royal Academy of Music with Hamish Milne in September 2015 and was awarded the Lilian Davies Piano Prize within his first month of studies. Today, he becomes the first Israeli musician to participate in the Embassy Series at St Martin in the Fields.