FLORIAN NOACK, piano
For his CD recording of his own piano transcriptions and paraphrases of orchestral works by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninov, the young Belgian pianist Florian Noack was named “Emerging Artist of the Year" by ECHO Klassik, a prestigious award which confirms the unique talent of this exceptional musician.
Florian Noack has won numerous prizes at national and international competitions, including the Rachmaninov International Competition, the International Robert Schumann Competition and the Piano Competition in Cologne. He also won the “Grandpiano” Prize from the Belgian Vocational Foundation, and has received grants and scholarships from Spes, the Fondation Banque Populaire and from the Mozart Gesellschaft.
Born in Yerevan in 1991, Hayrapet is currently enrolled in the class of Lars Mlekusch at the Konservatorium Wien University in Vienna.
First Prize winner of many international competitions (including Nantes, Carquefou, Salieri-Zinetti) and only German finalist at the Eurovision 2010 in Vienna, Hayrapet performed namely at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Esplanade Hall and many other venues in Jordania, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Canada.
Recent prize-winner of many international competitions (including Singapore, Qingdao, Enescu, & Marteau), Fedor appeared as a soloist namely at the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Comédie des Champs-Élysées and the Philharmonie in Paris, the Düsseldorf Tonhalle, Hamburg Laeiszhalle and the House of Music in Moscow.
He performed with many world-known orchestras including the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Bulgarian National Orchestra, the National Orchestra of the Opéra Bastille, conducted by personalities such as Darrell Ang, Christoph Poppen and Maxim Vengerov among others.
He plays the 1680 "Paganini D'Annunzio" Stradivarius.