Ariel Lanyi
(c) Kaupo Kikkas

Curator Rudolf Buchbinder, together with initiator Adrian Flury, named 25-year-old Israeli pianist Ariel Lanyi as this year’s Prix Serdang winner. Buchbinder says: « Ariel is at a crucial point in his career. I have come to know him as a serious young man who makes a very mature and authentic impression on me. I am convinced that the Prix Serdang can give him an important boost. »

The idea for the Prix Serdang originated during the pandemic period and was first awarded in 2022 (to Martin James Bartlett). The prize is worth CHF 50,000 and is not a competition. Rather, the Prix Serdang is an award, incentive and support for a young career and an investment in artistic creation.

Ariel Lanyi (born 10 October 1997) is an Israeli classical pianist. He studied piano at the Conservatory of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance

He subsequently studied piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Hamish Milne and Ian Fountain. In addition, he received tuition from eminent artists such as Imogen Cooper, Richard Goode, Robert Levin, Murray Perahia, Leif Ove Andsnes, as well as the late Ivan Moravec and Leon Fleisher.

In 2021, Lanyi won third prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition, and was a finalist at the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition. In the same year, he was a prize winner at the inaugural Young Classical Artists Trust (London) and Concert Artists Guild (New York) International Auditions.

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