In 2023, Ariel was honored to receive the Prix Serdang, a Swiss prize awarded by the distinguished Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder. He was also nominated as a Rising Star Artist by Classic FM in the same year. 

YCAT artist Ariel Lanyi piano

Prior to this Ariel won 3rd prize at the 2021 Leeds International Piano Competition, performing Brahms Concerto No. 2 with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrew Manze in the Finals. He was a prize winner in the inaugural Young Classical Artists Trust (London) and Concert Artists Guild (New York) International Auditions, also in 2021.

Highlights this season include returns to the Wigmore Hall,  Vancouver Recital Society, Miami International Piano Festival and Nottingham International Piano Series, as well his debuts with the Frankfurt Alter Oper as part of their debut concert series and at Merkin Hall in New York. 

On the concerto platform Ariel has appeared with orchestras inIsrael, the UK, Argentina and USA, highlights including the Israel Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Viva and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the latter of which he will return to this season for Mozart Piano Concerto in C Major No. 25 K503. 

Future notable engagements include performances in Australia, his debut with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra at the Grafenegg Festival, and the Stars & Rising Stars concert series in Munich.

An avid chamber musician, Ariel has collaborated with leading members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, as well as with eminent musicians such as Maria João Pires, Marina Piccinini, Charles Neidich, and Torleif Thedéen. Recent highlights have included projects at the Wigmore Hall, Homburg MeisterKonzert series in Germany, the Menton Festival in France, Perth Concert Hall (broadcast by BBC Radio 3), and across the UK including the Brighton and Bath Festivals. Ariel also recorded with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg under the auspices of the Orpheum Stifftung as part of their Next Generation Mozart Soloist series, and gave recitals at the Kissinger Sommer, Fundaçion Juan March in Madrid, and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. 

Ariel regularly appears in concerts broadcasts on Israeli radio & television and on Radio France, and has recorded live concerts for the Vancouver Recital Society and Banco de la República  Colombia.  

In 2021 Linn Records released his recording of music by Schubert to critical acclaim, with future releases also planned in the coming seasons. 

Born in  Jerusalem in 1997, Ariel studied with Lea Agmon and Yuval Cohen. Based in London, he recently completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Hamish Milne and Ian Fountain. He has received extensive tuition from eminent artists such as Robert Levin, Murray Perahia, Imogen Cooper, Leif Ove Andsnes, Steven Osborne, and the late Leon Fleisher and Ivan Moravec. Awards include 1st Prize at the 2018 Grand Prix Animato Competition in Paris and 1st Prize in the Dudley International Piano Competition, as well as a finalist award at the Rubinstein Competition.  

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Press reviews

"Lanyi lets the notes breathe and thus gives them back their magic. But the greatest thing about his playing is that there is always a mystery in it...Lanyi always knows how to give the listener something to take along on the way through the most subtle accentuations or through magical play of colors, so that the listener always wants more."
Christian Berzins / Tagblatt / June 2023
"...Lanyi is no showman. He shines with technical perfection, a subtle exploration of the works' subtext, and always has the proverbial draw to the goal. But - as Buchbinder rightly emphasizes - without any hint of vanity or self-promotion. Here rises a new star in the musical sky."
Peter Jarolin / Kurier / June 2023

"Lanyi combined intellectual understanding and passion to deliver an intensely personal interpretation of the Hammerklavier Sonata. This was not something he did to impress; this was something he wanted to share… I look forward to hearing more of his playing in the future."


To book Ariel please contact:

UK & Europe

Etta Dainty – Senior Artist Manager [email protected]

0207 379 8477

North America 

Kate Backus – Senior Vice President, Concert Artists Guild

(212)-333-5200 ext. 1016

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