Nicolas Horvath

Born 1977

Nicolas Horvath

Piano

Biography

Pianist Nicolas Horvath is  recognised as one of the greatest interpreters of Liszt of today, yet he is also in step with living composers, having had many contemporary compositons dedicated to him.

One of the most sought-after pianists of his generation, Horvath is noted for having presented the world premiere of Philip Glass's Complete Piano Études in their solo piano form at Carnegie Hall in 2015. He has recorded the works in two volumes, entitled Glassworlds for solo piano, for the Grand Piano record label. Speaking of Glass's piano works, Horvath gives the opinion that  "The 20 sweepingly diverse and intricately melodicEtudes are his most beautiful and inventive musical achievement. They make an intensely intimate personal statement, like 20 gems of Glass’ music distilled down to its purest elements."

This Steinway Artist has won many awards, including First Prize in the Luigi Nono Internationa Piano Competition and the Scriabin International Piano Competition. He is also a composer.

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