Nicolas Horvath, classical music composer

Nicolas Horvath


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.

In 2005, after being graduated from Ecole Normale of Paris, and under Bruno-Léonardo Gelber's advises, he stopped for 3 years to give concerts or to do competitions.

After this intense training period, he got immediate success: laureate of 11 international competitions (with 7 great prizes) such as: Fukuoka, New-York, Yokohama, Lyon, Luigi Nono (Torino), Scriabin (Paris), Liszt (Japan) ... and has the luck to perform in the most wonderful halls such as: Carnegie Hall, Minato Mirai, Bosendorfer-Säal, Mozarteum, Salle Cortot de Paris, Palais des Congrès de Perpignan, London Steinway Hall, l'Opéra Garnier de Monte-Carlo... ...and in festivals such as : Palm Beach Atlantic Piano Festival, Festival des Arcs, Aspen Music Festival, «Jeunes Talents de la Salle Pleyel», Gabala International Festival, BSI Monte-Carlo Music Master, «Pianists of the World», Taiwan International Music Festival, «Nishin-Nihon Debut Recital Series»...

Now he's studying with Oxana Yablonskaya in the Oxana Yablonskaya Piano Institute. Laureate of the Lazar Berman Foundation, he integrated the international masterclasses cycle of ICPA.

During the pre-selection of the Gina Bachauer International Competition in London, Leslie Howard invited him to perform in the Liszt Society and took him under his wings. He impressed audience there when, at the last moment, he had to replace a pianist on the colossal 2 pianos version of the Liszt's Faust Symphony (with L. Howard on second piano).

He had the luck to follow masterclasses of Eric Heidsieck , Gabriel Tacchino, Huseyin Sermet , Sumiko Mikimoto , Sergio Perticaroli , Gabriel Chodos , Philippe Entremont, Jean-Philippe Collard, Michel Béroff, Jerome Lowenthal, France Clidat, Nelson Delle-Vigne, Robert Roux, Jean-Fraçois Duchable, Jean-Michel Damase...

Thanks to Gerard Frémy who introduced him to the XX and XXI century music, he became a great defender of the music of our time and obscure compositions, he did creations (in world or national premiere) of more than twenty composers such as: Carter , Boulez , Glass , Satie , Liszt , Augusta read Thomas , Lazkano , Maresz , Hersant , Levaillant , Tanguy , Sorabji , Greif... and composers such as Kazuo Missé, Leslie Howard, Jeoren van Veen, Carlos Peron Cano, Thomas Kamieniak, Osamu Kawakami, Fulvio Caldini, Andrew Chubb, Arnaud Desvignes...had dedicated piano pieces to him. He is the first french pianist to perform alone without stop the complete Satie's Vexations in public and he likes to collaborate with artists from other grounds such as painters ( Benjamin Spark, Marc Dahan, Michel ange Moreno, Lyziane Potevin, Andréa Clanetti Santarossa...), video-artists (Laurent Fiévet, Olivier Forest...)

Graduated in electroacoustic compositions in the Paris Conservatory (Gino Favotti in 2006 and Chrsitine Groult in 2008), his compositions had been performed during festivals in Prague, Speyer, Tokyo, Palm-Beach, Poitier, Monte-Carlo, Paris, Lille and Marseille. He also realise piano transcriptions such as a piano solo version of the Liszt's Faust Symphony, Variations on a japanese tune « Sakura », Variations on a national hymn and some piano pieces of Ludovic Lamothe (from the only recording of the composer), his pieces are published in Muzik Fabrik.

From his Monaco education, he is sensitive to many humanitarian causes, and he organizes many benefits concerts( for the genetic research, the cancer, the aids, the catholic help, the russian orphans, Haiti, Abbe Pierre foundation, the rebuilding of Japan... ), and he is the godfather of the piano festival "the 24 hours piano of Collioure".

Member of many jury of international competitions as the Great Piano International Competition in Lyon, The International Music Competition of Osaka or the International Piano Competition of Luigi Nono, he became in 2011 a musician of the artistic agency : Musique Passion.

Project to come will be a Liszt recital of his roman compositions (Hortus Editions) ,a Scriabin/Satie recital, with his own music on bonus track (Sheva Collection) and an electroacoustic album (Section XIII Coma Label)

Composer Title Date Action
Nicolas Horvath Electroacoustic Improvisation in Prague 2011 ( short ) 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist
Nicolas Horvath Electroacoustic improvisation in Paris 2008 10/02/2011 Play Add to playlist