Alexey Lebedev, pianist.
Charismatic and powerful stage presence, technical mastery at the keyboard and lyrical poetic passion in the sound.
..into the eye of a hurricane...
...ins Auge eines Orkans geführt...
At the age of 14 Lebedev made his orchestral debut playing Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto in C minor Op. 18. He regularly plays as a soloist in numerous recitals, orchestra concerts and as a chamber musician with the Duo Arte Mozart.
Fabulous Piano Virtuoso
fascinates the audience and the press worldwide
With numerous awards and top prizes, including the legendary Feruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano, the Maria Canals International piano Competition in Barcelona, the Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition in Valencia, Alexey Lebedev belongs to the elite of the young generation at the piano. In 2011 he won first prize at the 62nd Gian Battista Viotti International Piano Competition in Vercelli, Italy, considered to be one of the most demanding competitions for young performers.
Alexey Lebedev graduated summa cum laude from the St. Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia and from the University of Music and Drama Hanover in Germany. He perfected his studies with great Pianists and Professors of our time, such as Alfred Brendel, Leon Fleisher, Dmitry Bashkirov, William Grant Nabore, Joaquin Soriano, Xu Zhong, John O'Conor, Tamas Ungar.
Sonata in C Minor Hob.XVI:20
Sonata in E-flat Major Hob.XVI:49
Sonata in C Major Hob.XVI:50
Sonata in E-flat Major Hob.XVI:52
For at least 150 years after Haydn's death in 1809, his solo keyboard sonatas were overshadowed in popuparity as Classical sonatas by those of Mozart and Beethoven. Haydn was long regarded as the perfecter of form in the sonata, quartet and symphony, and his keyboard sonatas were thus seen as 'examplars of form' rather than the dramas of intellect and sensibility they are. Attitudes began to change in the 1960s, through the rediscovery of Haydn by leading concert artists, the rise of historic performance practice, and the discovery of his early sonatas via new Haydn scholarship.The shock of comments such as Glenn Gould's "Haydn produced better piano music than Mozart" and Sviatoslav Richter's "I prefer Haydn to Mozart, whom I don't understand", also arguable made people listen to with fresh ears.