Kunal Lahiry
(He/Him) The American-Indian pianist Kunal Lahiry made his debut performances last season at the Wigmore Hall, La Monnaie, Pierre Boulez Saal, and the Weill Music Room at Carnegie Hall. Recently, Kunal was selected for Renée Fleming’s inaugural SongStudio program at Carnegie Hall, awarded the 2019 Sam Hutchings Pianist Prize, and invited to the 2020 Heidelberg Lied Academy under the direction of Thomas Hampson.
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Kunal Lahiry

Kunal Lahiry made his orchestral debut at the age of 17 with the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra as the first prize winner of the Kiwanis Society scholarship, and since has won top prizes at international competitions including the Atlanta Music Club, New Orleans Piano Institute, Brevard Music Center Piano Competition, Concours “Les Saisons de la Voix”, and the XXVI Concours de Flame in Paris. Lahiry is a 2020 YCAT Finalist, Britten-Pears Young Artist, Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Artist, Center for Musical Excellence (CME) Young Artist, ENOA Artist, Leeds Lieder Young Artist, Heidelberg Lied Academy Stipendiat, and Samling Young Artist. He has participated in masterclasses with renowned artists such as Thomas Hampson, Graham Johnson, Sir Thomas Allen, Malcolm Martineau, Murray Perahia, André Laplante, Hartmut Höll, Helmut Deutsch, Susan Manoff, Brian Zeger, and Anne le Bozec. Kunal Lahiry's special affinity towards art song has led to concerts at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Carnegie Hall Weill Music Room, Wigmore Hall, Pierre Boulez Saal, La Monnaie, Sage Gateshead, Britten Studio, Teatr Wielki, Musée d’Orsay, Royaumont Abbey, and in the Lunchkonzert series of the Berliner Philharmonie. Regarded as a “sensitive and inspiring” collaborator, he was featured on ARTE's concert series 'Hope@Home', Clemens Goldberg's lecture-performance series ‘Slow Listening’, on the radio program ‘Kulturradio RBB’ in Berlin, on the live radio broadcast “Génération France Musique”. His former teachers include Walter Hautzig, Alan Chow, Kyoko Hashimoto, and Wolfram Rieger.

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