Ingmar Lazar

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Ingmar Lazar (born June 22, 1993 in Saint-Cloud, Hauts-de-Seine) is a French classical pianist.

Ingmar Lazar started to play the piano when he was 5. He made his debut at the age of six at the Salle Gaveau in Paris.

At the age of ten he won the International EPTA Piano Competition in Namur (Belgium), in 2008 the C.I.M. International Competition in Val d'Isère (France), and in 2013 was the recipient of the Tabor Foundation Piano Award at the Verbier Festival (Switzerland). He became prizewinner of the Safran Foundation in 2016.

He has been invited to give concerts in Austria, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine, and in the United States in prestigious halls such as the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the International Performing Arts Center in Moscow, the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, the Henry Crown Symphony Hall in Jerusalem, the Salle Cortot and the Grand UNESCO Hall in Paris, the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Romanian Athenaeum, the Great Philharmonic Hall of Ljubljana… and also in many festivals ( Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, International Colmar Festival, International Dinard Festival, "Chopin au Jardin du Luxembourg", Chopin Festival in Paris, "Piano Folies" at the Touquet-Paris-Plage, "1001 Notes" in the Limousin, "Rencontres Musicales de la Verrerie", Festival of the Château de Lourmarin, "Claviers en Poitou", "Estate Regina" in Montecatini Terme, "Pianomaster" in Gravedona, Querceto International Piano Festival… ).

He has been performing with conductors such as Vladimir Spivakov, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, and with orchestras such as the National Philharmonic of Russia, the Moscow Virtuosi, the Orchestre Lamoureux, the Toruń Symphony Orchestra, the Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Lviv Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra of the Chioggia Festival, the Mainzer Virtuosi …

As a chamber musician, he performs with musicians such as Alexandre Brussilovsky, Fedor Rudin, Christoph Seybold, Ekaterina Valiulina, as well as the Vision String Quartet and the Quatuor Hermès.

Ingmar Lazar has recorded several CDs both as a soloist and in duo with violinist Alexandre Brussilovsky for the Suoni e Colori label, as well as for radio and television.

A former student of Valery Sigalevitch in Paris, he continued his studies with Vladimir Krainev, Zvi Meniker and Bernd Goetzke at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover. Thereafter he attended the International Piano Academy Lake Como and the Conservatory of the Italian Switzerland (Lugano) as a Theo Lieven scholar, where he was studying with Dmitri Bashkirov, Malcolm Bilson, Fou Ts'ong, Stanislav Ioudenitch, and William Grant Naboré.

He currently studies with Pavel Gililov at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg.

Ingmar Lazar is since 2016 artistic director of the festival “du Bruit qui Pense” in the Yvelines (France).

A CD with works by Schubert will be released during the autumn 2017 on the Lyrinx label.

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