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LISZT 2011

Julian Saphir live and unedited!

Enjoy this remarkable recital on 2 CDs exactly as the audience heard it! Outstanding musicianship and edge-of-the-seat technical daring!

"... an overwhelming sense of commitment to the music…tremendous virtuosity ... the first half alone would have overtaxed most pianists ..." The Liszt Society

Where there is a button like this against a track in the listing below, simply click on it to listen to a sample.

Track Listing

Disk 1

1 Invocation
2 Au Lac de Wallenstadt
3 Pastorale
4 Au Bord d'une Source
5 Funerailles
6 Sposalizio
7 Hungarian Rhapsody No 12


Disk 2

1 Soirees de Vienne No 6
(Original version written for Sophia Menter)

2 La Lagubre Gondola 2
3 Les Jeux d'eaux a la Villa d'Este
4 Tannhauser Overture
5 Consolation No 1



October 29th 2014.

Recital - Schumannverein, Schumannhaus, Leipzig.

November 15th 2014.

Royal Hall, Harrogate, UK. Brahms: Piano Concerto No 2.


Julian has always been passionate about bringing classical music to young people. Over the last few years, he has been enjoying invitations from an ever growing network of schools and colleges where his accessible and hugely entertaining workshops and full-length recitals usually cause a sensation!

"All young people need is just that one chance to listen without prejudice."

Recent reviews and comments:

"... Julian Saphir gave some wonderful and informative insights to our piano pupils during an hour and a half workshop which allowed those at all levels to take part and benefit from his vast experience. We could easily have continued for another hour as the girls didn’t want to leave!

The evening recital attracted an audience of over 120 who were treated to a dazzling programme of works from Beethoven to Tan Dun which clearly displayed his sheer musicianship and pianism ..." Queen Anne's School, Reading

"... it was absolutely stunning. I felt my jaw drop when Julian started playing and I think it just stayed there the whole time! Inspirational ..." A Dart, Queen Anne's School, Reading

"It is difficult to exaggerate the significance to our musicians of having the opportunity to work with a musician of Julian's calibre ..." John Vick, Headmaster, West Buckland School, Barnstaple

"... Thank you so very much for providing us with such excellent entertainment. We all greatly appreciated your talents and as a result, many non-playing pupils who attended have asked to start learning the piano! There was a general 'buzz' around the place as we all stated, 'how did he play that?!!!'" Helen Crompton, Director of Music, Silcoates School, Wakefield

Please email to if you would like to book a workshop/recital at your school or college.

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