Mon 1 January 0001 - Wed 7 October 2020
Leeds Town Hall
Benjamin Baker - violin
Daniel Lebhardt - piano
Copland - Violin Sonata Listen
i Andante semplice
iii Allegretto giusto
Glazunov - Entr’acte from Raymonda Listen
Prokofiev - Violin Sonata No 2 Listen
ii Presto - Poco piu mosso del - Tempo I
iiii Allegro con brio - Poco meno mosso - Tempo I - Poco meno mosso - Allegro con brio
Programme duration approximately 50 mins. Please note there will be no interval.
Benjamin Baker, a New Zealand native, has moved audiences around the world with his musicianship. He has performed as soloist with esteemed ensembles such as the Royal Philharmonic in London and the English Chamber Orchestra. Among his many accolades, Benjamin was a Fellow at the Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, won representation with London’s Young Classical Artists Trust in 2013, and captured First Prize at the Windsor Festival International String Competition. Benjamin’s recording The Last Rose of Summer on Champs Hill Records was featured on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM, and reached #22 on the charts the first week of release.
Currently a resident of London, Benjamin studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and with Natasha Boyarsky and Felix Andrievsky at the Royal College of Music, where he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Rose Bowl graduation prize. He plays a Tononi violin (1709) on generous loan, and is recipient of support from the Wallace Foundation and Carne Trust.
In 2014 Daniel Lebhardt won 1st Prize at the Young Concert Artists International auditions in Paris and New York. A year later he was invited to record music by Bartók for Decca and in 2016 won the Most Promising Pianist prize at the Sydney International Competition.
Last season Daniel gave debut recitals at the Aldeburgh, Heidelberger-Frühling and Tallinn International Festivals, and returned to Wigmore Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in New York. Other highlights included a return to Paris for a recital at L’Eglise Saint Germain as part of the Week-end à l’Est Festival, and Mozart’s Concerto No 21 at the Royal Festival Hall.
Born in Hungary, Daniel studied at the Franz Liszt Academy with István Gulyás and Gyöngyi Keveházi and at the Royal Academy of Music with Pascal Nemirovski. He was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2015 and is currently based in Birmingham, where he is enrolled on an Advanced Diploma in Performance at the Royal Conservatoire.
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