Pianist Marian Lapšanský attracted the attention of the public already as a pupil of the Bratislava Conservatory, and later on as a student of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (with František Maxián and Jan Panenka) when he won the Smetana Piano Competition in Hradec Králové and was awarded for his performance of W. A. Mozart’s pieces in 1971. Later he acquired the Anda-Bührle Prize (1972) at the master classes of Géza Anda in Zürich. He continued his studies as a postgraduate at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory in the class of Victor Merzhanov. Other trophies which contributed to swift advancement of his concert career include the title of laureate at the International Rostrum of Young Performers UNESCO in the frame of Bratislava Music Festival.
Presently C is a regular guest of numerous prestigious world concert stages performing with renowned orchestras.
Marian Lapšanský holds a remarkable position as an organizer of Slovak music life being, among others, an artistic director of the Musica nobilis International Festival and a president of the J. N. Hummel International Piano Competition in Bratislava. Since 2004 he has been the director general of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. He has often been invited as a member of international piano competitions’ juries, e. g. Franz Liszt international piano competition in Budapest, international L. v. Beethoven piano competition in Bonn, A. Scriabin piano competition in Grosset, Prix AmadèO de Piano in Aachen, Premio internazionale di interpretazione pianistica “Giuliano Pecar” in Gorizia, International Chamber Music Competition in Frankfurt, Prague Spring International Piano Competition, etc. He has been teaching at music academies in Bratislava and Banská Bystrica, and also at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (up to 2012).
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