Marián Lapšanský

Marián Lapšanský

Concerts 2013

September 10, 2013
Kroměříž / CZ
Piano recital

September 24, 2013
Rimavská sobota / SK
Piano recital

December 13, 2013
Antalya / TR
Tchaikovsky / cond. Alexander Rahbari

Concerts 2014

February 2, 2014
Kanazawa / JP
Slovak Trio / Martinů, Dvořák, Shostakovich

February 4, 2014
Tokyo / JP
Slovak Trio / Martinů, Dvořák, Shostakovich

February 20, 2014
Hradec Králové / CZ
Grieg, A minor / cond. Andreas Weiser

February 27-28, 2014
Bratislava / SK
Poulenc, Concerto for two pianos / with Eugen Indjić, cond. Emmanuel Villaume

March 17, 18, 19, 2014
Pardubice / CZ
Grieg, A minor / cond. Leoš Svárovský

March 26, 2014
Olomouc / CZ
Grieg, A minor / cond. Leoš Svárovský

April 7, 2014
Praha / CZ
Grieg, A minor

April 16, 2014
Baden-Baden / DE
Mozart, D minor, KV 466 / cond. Pavel Baleff

April 30, 2014
České Budějovice / CZ
Mozart, D minor, KV 466 / cond. Jan Talich

May 1, 2014
České Budějovice / CZ
Mozart, D minor, KV 466 / cond. Jan Talich

May 16, 2014
Seoul / KR
Mozart, D minor, KV 466

June 26-27, 2014
Seoul / KR
Tchaikovsky, No. 2

Biography / Past Events

Born in Tisovec, associated with the Bratislava Conservatory, Academy of Performing Arts Prague (class of František Maxián and Jan Panenka) and Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory (with Viktor Merzanov), he has spread the good name of Slovak musical culture in the world for a few decades. His prestigious career has been marked by many successes and awards, such as Absolute Winner in the Smetana Contest in Hradec Kralove (1970), award for best interpretation of Mozart’s compositions (1972), Anda–Bührle Award for best participant (1973) in the master interpretation courses of Geza Anda in Zurich, the State Award for the interpretation of Sergej Prokofiev and for Czechoslovak concert art promotion abroad (1985), Golden OPUS Award for best Brahms’ sonata recording (1987), Supraphon award “Golden Harmony” for the CD of Rachmaninov and Schnittke and Pärt award “Classic” for the recording of the year 1997 (12 CD with Fibich’s piano cycles Moods, Impressions and Souvenirs), “Daliborka” award for the best recording of 1998 (work of Leoš Janáček), the prestigious Gustav Mahler European Award (2002) granted by the European Art Union in cooperation with the European Union for creative musical activities, unconventional and progressive contribution to culture and support of music.

As soloist he appears in major international festivals (Prague Spring, Wiener Festwochen, Salzburger Festspiele, Berliner Festispiele, Dresden Musikfestspiele, Festival de Saint Lazier, Budapest Music Weeks, Cardiff Music Festival, Festival de Musica de Canaries, International Festival Echternach, Sofia Music Weeks, Summer Festival in Dubrovnik), cooperates with prestigious orchestral ensembles (Wiener Kammerorchester, Budapest Strings, Berliner Symphonie Orchester, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Johannesburg Philharmonic, North Bay Symphony Orchestra Canada), performs in piano duets (mainly with Peter Toperczer or Eugen Indjic), and regularly takes part in chamber partnerships with outstanding instrumentalists and vocal soloists (Eva Garajová, Peter Dvorský, Gabriela Beňačková, Magdaléna Hajóssyova, Sergej Kopčák, Jelena Obrazcovová, Dagmar Peckova, Peter Schreier, Josef Suk, Raphael Wallfish).

Marián Lapšanský is an influential and internationally recognized authority in the field of pedagogy and events management. He teaches at art academies in Prague, Bratislava and Banská Bystrica, he has led master classes in Tokyo and at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, he has taught at the Summer Academy in Semmering, Austria (run by the Music University in Vienna). Marian Lapsansky initiated the formation of the Johannes Nepomuk Hummel International Piano Contest in Bratislava and currently acts as its president. He founded the Cyril and Method Foundation to support young artist in 1990 and in 1991 initiated the Festival of Young Pentagonala Concert Artists (currently Central European Festival of Concert Art in Žilina). Mr. Lapšanský holds the position of General Director of the Slovak Philharmonic since 2004.

Past concerts

February 9, 2011
Nagoya / JP
Martinů, Schubert, Franck

February 11, 2011
Kanazawa / JP
Martinů, Schubert, Franck

March 5, 2011
Minsk / BY
Tchaikovsky No. 2

April 5, 2011
Ostrava / CZ
Tchaikovsky No. 2

April 7, 2011
Gdańsk /PL
Tchaikovsky No. 2

April 9, 2011
Kraków / PL
Grieg

June 2, 2011
Plzeň / CZ
Rachmaninoff Rhapsody

January 30, 2012
Bratislava / SK
Grieg

February 10, 2012
Gdańsk / PL
Grieg

February 29, 2012
Udine / IT
Piano recital: Brahms, Janáček, Albéniz

March 22, 2012
Olomouc / CZ
Tchaikovsky No. 2

May 3, 2012
Hradec Králové / CZ
Mozart

May 24–25, 2012
Ljubljana / SI
Tchaikovsky No. 2

September 21, 2012
Baden-Baden / DE
Tchaikovsky No. 2

October 13, 2012
Piešťany / Sk
Tchaikovsky No. 2

December 7, 2012
Praha / CZ
Tchaikovsky No. 2

December 14, 2012
Rzesow / PL
Grieg

February 28, 2013
Bratislava / SK
Mozart, D minor, KV 466 / Slovak Philharmonic, cond. Rastislav Štúr

March 1, 2013
Bratislava / SK
Mozart, D minor, KV 466 / Slovak Philharmonic, cond. Rastislav Štúr

April 25-26, 2013
Brno / CZ
Tchaikovsky No. 2, G Major, Op. 44 / cond. A. Markovič

May 15, 2013
Nitra / SK
Piano recital

May 22, 2013
Miskolc / HU
Piano recital

Jury Member

July, 2010
Aachen
Prix d'Amadeo de Piano

August, 2010
Mariánske Lázně
8th International Chopin Piano Competition

September, 2010
Valencia
José Iturbi International Music Competition

November 14-20, 2011
Bratislava
Hummel Piano Competition [link]

December2-10, 2011
Bonn
International Telekom Beethoven Competition [link]

Master Classes

August, 2011
Prague
Prague Summer Academy

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