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Nicolas Horvath, Piano

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Nicolas Horvath, Piano

Biography

French born in Monte-Carlo, Nicolas Horvath started his musical studies in the Monaco's Academie de Musique Prince Rainier III, where he got a great gold medal in piano and the Rainier III Prize.

At 16, Lawrence Foster, after hearing him in a competition, invite him 9 monthes to the Aspen Music Festival by obtaining him the Princess Grace Foundation full scholarship. When he returns, he works with Gerard Fremy that introduce him to music of our time.

At 26 he is graduated from the Ecole Normale in Paris in piano and in the Paris Conservatory in Electroacoustic composition, and start to work for 3 years with Bruno-Léonardo Gelber (assisted by Germaine Deveze) who advise him not to perform any concert or doing any competition.

After this intense training, success is immediate: from 30 to 32 he won 11 international competitions (with 7 great prizes) like : Fukuoka, New-York, Yokohama, Lyon, Luigi Nono, Franz Liszt (Japan), Scriabin...

He perfected his pianism under the advises of Oxana Yablonskaya in her own institute. Laureate of the Lazar Berman foundation, he joins their cycle of international masterclasses. Also Leslie Howard, after hearing Nicolas during the auditions of the Gina Bachauer competition invite him to perform for the Liszt Society.

Nicolas' desire to learn from great masters enable him to work with: Eric Heidsieck, Huseyin Sermet, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Sumik Mikimoto, Gabriel Tacchino, Sergio Perticaroli, Jean-Michel Damase, François René Duchable, Gabriel Chodos, Philippe Entremont, Joaquin Soriano, Jean- Philippe Collard, Michel Béroff, Jerome Lowenthal, Nelson Delle-Vigne, Robert Roux...

Extremely involved in contemporary music, Nicolas perofmed in national or world premiere pieces of more than 30 composers like : Carter, Boulez, Glass, Satie, Liszt, Carl Vine, Hersant, Curran, Levaillant, Duckworth, Tanguy, Sorabji, Greif...and he is the dedicator of works by Leslie Howard, Jeroen van Veen, Kazuo Missé, Carlos Peron Cano, Frederick Martin, Osamu Kawakami, Fulvio Caldini, Andrew Chubb, Arnaud Desvignes, Thomas Kamieniak...

As a composer, his works had been played in Pragua, Speyer, Tokyo, Palm-Beach, Poitier, Turin, Paris, Lille and Merseille. He realizes transcriptions as a piano solo version of Liszt's Faust Symphony, Varriations on a Japanese folk tune, on a national tune, and some never edited piano pieces of Frederic Lamothe, soon published in Muzik Fabrik. In 2012 the label Section XIII Coma will release his first electroacoustic album.

Thanks to his international career, he was able to perform on prestigious hall (Carnegie Hall, Minato Mirai, Bösendorfer-Saal, Mozarteum, Salle Cortot de Paris, Palais des Congrès de Perpignan, London Steinway Hall, l’Opéra Garnier de Monte-Carlo... )and in numerous festivals (Palm Beach Atlantic Piano Festival, Festival des Arcs, Aspen Music Festival, «Jeunes Talents de la Salle Pleyel», Gabala Piano Festival, BSI Monte-Carlo Music Master, «Pianists of the World», Taiwan International Music Festival, «Nishin-Nihon Debut Recital Series»...).

Aware to the world events, he is doing his best to help charitable organizations in organizing benefits events (for the cancer research, to help the Haitian, the Russian orphans, the Red Cross, rebuilding Japan...).

Nicolas is a Young Steinway Artist.

In 2011 he joins the Music Passion Agency.

Now he is preparing a marathon-recital of the complete music of Erik Satie (including the Vexations, a premiere).

In 2012, his first album: Franz Liszt's Christus (the first complete recording at Hortus Editions) will be released, and will be followed by a promotional tour in Lithuania, Russia, Japan, Belgium, USA, UK, Australia, France...


Performances by Nicolas Horvath

Composer Title Date Action
Philippe Hersant Ephemeres 1-8-20-24 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Kazuo Missé Le temps profond - 1st mov 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Denis Levaillant Coucou Hibou ! 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Joe Cutler Friday 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Ramon Lazkano Gentle Sway 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Joe Cutler Tuesday 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Thomas Kamieniak Buch der Illusionen I-II-III-IV-V 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Renaud Gagneux Printemps 2 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Renaud Gagneux Hiver 2 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Arnaud Desvignes Miniature de Midi VI 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
William Duckworth Meditations on Satie 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Philip Glass Metamorphosis I-II-V 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata in A Flat Major, Op. 110 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Denis Levaillant Suite africaine 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Olivier Greif 5th Sonata trois pièces op. 26 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Denis Levaillant Avec des Si... 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Augusta Read Thomas Cathedral Waterfall 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57, "Appassionata" 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Sergei Prokofiev Sonata no. 3 Op. 28 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Franz Liszt Etude d'Exécution Transcendante n°10 S139 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Frederick Martin First Sonate - 2nd movement 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Joe Cutler Wednesday 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Olivier Greif Second Hommage à Raymond Roussel op. 37 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Ehsan Saboohi Three Music-haiku 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Charles-Valentin Alkan La chanson de la folle au bord de la mer 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Maurice Ravel Alborada del Gracioso, from Miroirs 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Andrew Chubb Motion One 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Elliott Carter Caténaires 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Heinz Chur Sonata n°2 Op 6 n°2 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Carl Vine Thernody 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Boguslaw Schaeffer Non-Stop 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Erik Satie 3 Sonneries Rose + Croix 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Jeroen Van Veen Minimal Prelude n°1 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Jeroen Van Veen Minimal Prelude n°2 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Jeroen Van Veen Minimal Prelude n°3 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Johann Sebastian Bach Toccata & fugue in D Major BWV 912 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Franz Liszt Via Crucis S504a for solo piano 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Franz Liszt Am Grabe Richard Wagners S.202 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Franz Liszt Alte Deutsche Geistliche Weisen S50 R72 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Franz Liszt Ave Maria IV S.341 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Franz Liszt Mazeppa - Etude d'Execution Transcendante n°4 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Franz Liszt Grande Etude n°8 - original 1837 version - Presto Stepitoso 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Franz Liszt In Festo Transfigurationis Domini Nostri Jesu Christi, S.188 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Franz Liszt Funerailles S173 ( live rec ) 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Franz Liszt Nuages Gris 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Franz Liszt Après une Lecture de Dante (Fantasia quasi Sonata) 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Nicolas Horvath Electroacoustic improvisation in Paris 2008 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Frédéric Chopin Marche Funèbre Op. 72 no. 2 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Frédéric Chopin Ballade No. 1 in g minor, Op. 23 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Frédéric Chopin Nocturne in c minor, Op. 48, No. 1 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Arvo Pärt Für Alina 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Alexander Scriabin Sonata No. 9, Op. 68 “Black Mass” 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Alexander Scriabin Vers la Flamme Op 72 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Stephane Delplace Prelude XVI 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Therese Brenet Le Chant d'un Monde lointain 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Philip Glass 600 lines 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Tom Johnson The Chords Catalogue II - III - IV 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Ramon Lazkano Seaska Kanta ( live rec ) 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Olivier Messiaen Regard des Anges ( live rec ) 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Olivier Greif Sonata n°8 Op30 Nocturne ( live rec ) 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Nicolas Horvath Electroacoustic Improvisation in Prague 2011 ( short ) 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Morton Feldman Last Pieces ( live rec ) 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Marcel Duchamp Erratum Musical 'Staccato' ( live rec - piano version ) 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Franz Liszt La Cloche sonne S238 ( live rec ) 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Joe Cutler Sunday ( live rec ) 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Joanna Bruzdowicz Erotique n°2 Sognatoremente ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Heinz Chur Sonata n°1 Op6n°1 ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Hans van Eck Gymnopédie ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Hans van Eck Hans van Eck 6 Haiku's ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Guy Sacre Prélude no. 24 ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Guy Sacre Prélude n°10 ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Guy Sacre Prélude n°4 ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Erik Satie Prélude de la Porte Héroique du Ciel ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Eric Tanguy Miniatures V Très lent, un peu triste ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Eric Tanguy Miniatures I Très doux ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Elodie Lauten Tango in f minor ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Denis Levaillant Une Barque sur le Niger ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Denis Levaillant En inversant ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Denis Levaillant Des Harmoniques ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Carlos Peron Cano The Ghost dance I ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Carlos Peron Cano Presencias simples I ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Carlos Peron Cano Instantes perdidos ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Augusta Read Thomas Rain at Funeral ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Arvo Pärt Variationen zur Gesundung von Arinuschka 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Arvo Pärt Für Anna Maria ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Arnaud Desvignes La clède bleue ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Alvin Curran For Cornelius ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Philip Glass Knee Play n°4 From 'Einstein on the Beach ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Philip Glass Opening piece from Glasswork ( live rec ) 10/01/2011 Play Add to playlist

Nicolas Horvath Concerts

Liszt Christus for piano solo
10/22/2011 20:30, Eglise de Salses le Château