20 Songs, 1 Hour 23 Minutes


About Nicolas Horvath

Pianist Nicolas Horvath is a native of Monte Carlo, Monaco, and he studied music at the Académie de Musique Prince Rainier III de Monaco. On a scholarship from the Princess Grace Foundation, he was able to attend the Aspen Music Festival, and he subsequently earned his degree from the École Normale de Musique in Paris, where he studied with Bruno-Léonardo Gelber, Gérard Frémy, Gabriel Tacchino, Eric Heidsieck, Philippe Entremont, Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri, and Oxana Yablonskaya. On the invitation of Leslie Howard, Horvath performed for the Liszt Society in the U.K., and concentrated his efforts on studying the keyboard music of Franz Liszt. Horvath has a special interest in contemporary music, and has performed works by Régis Campo, Denis Levaillant, Jaan Rääts, Mamoru Fujieda, Alvin Curran, and Valentin Silvestrov. In 2014, Horvath commissioned 120 composers to contribute pieces to his project of homages to Philip Glass. He has promoted several marathon performances of the music of Glass and Erik Satie's Vexations, earning a reputation for feats of stamina. Horvath is also a composer, specializing in electro-acoustic music. He has appeared as a soloist with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, the Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra, the Kiev Virtuoso Soloists, and the Nice Instrumental Ensemble. He recorded the piano version of Liszt's Christus for Editions Hortus, and a series of Glass' works for the Grand Piano label. ~ Blair Sanderson

Monte Carlo, Monaco



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