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Florian Noack, Pianist at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Thursday March 14, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Florian Noack | Concert pianist

Join for an unforgettable evening with the brilliant pianist Florian Noack at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Prepare to be mesmerized by his exceptional talent as he takes you on a musical journey like no other. This in-person event promises to be a truly remarkable experience for music lovers of all ages. Mark your calendars and get ready for an evening filled with passion, emotion, and extraordinary music!

Florian Noack will perform:

  • Schubert | Sonata in B Flat Major D.960
  • Mendelssohn / F. Noack | Die erste Walpurgisnacht (The first Walpurgis Night)
  • Prokofiev | Sonata No.6 Op.82

Join after the concert for a Wine and Cheese reception and meet the pianist.



“Less is more when you can phrase like the best lieder singers. Noack has the same ability; there’s not a passage that doesn’t evoke mood and atmosphere. Clearly, a multi-talent has emerged on the scene.” – Fanfare

Imagine a map of the world, turned upside down. When such a world is your point of reference, the terms ‘obscure’ and ‘well-known’ do not necessarily apply. Much in the same way, Florian Noack (1990, Belgium) discovered the world of repertoire for piano. Even as a teen, composers like Alkan, Medtner, Lyapunov were studied next to Chopin and Beethoven, thanks to the highly inspirational book Piano Music by Guy Sacre.

Sources of inspiration

Out of love for Russian literature and studies with pianist-composer Vassily Lobanov, Florian developed a natural affinity with Russian heritage. His piano transcriptions, based on orchestral works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Rimsky-Korsakov, have attracted the attention of musicians such as Boris Berezovsky and Dmitri Bashkirov. ‘It is a form of creativity and ingenuity that forces me to approach my instrument differently; searching for new textures, richness, colours or ways to combine my ten fingers’, Florian says. Praise for the recording of these works include the ECHO Klassik Award ‘Emerging Artist of the Year 2015’, the International Classical Music Award, the Octave de la Musique, a nomination for Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik and the Diapason d’Or of the Year 2017.

‘Virtuosity’ being a word regularly connected to Florian, the press and his peers acknowledge it as a means to an end. With his interpretation and programmatic innovation, Florian strives to keep audiences on their toes.

‘A portrait of Prokofiev in Noack’s own image: contrasting but authentic. Restless and bright. Tender but incisive.’ – Le Figaro


Formative experiences have been the studies with Claudio Martinez-Mehner at the Musikhochschule Basel, and Academy masterclasses with the socratic teachings of Ferenc Rados in Prussia Cove, Cornwall. Florian Noack has won numerous prizes including the International Rachmaninoff Competition, the international Robert Schumann Competition and the International Piano Competition Cologne.

Invitations from around the world keep building his presence in festivals and concert halls, allowing meaningful collaborations with other musicians, conductors and orchestras. Florian has recorded six well-received CDs with various off-the-beaten-track repertoire and with his own piano transcriptions.

He joined the Fratres Trio with violinist Fedor Rudin (Konzertmeister of the Wiener Philharmoniker) and saxophonist Hayrapet Arakelyan in 2016. A particular interest is repertoire typical from the 1920s and beyond, merging the world of jazz and classical.

Florian Noack was a tutor at the Musikhochschule in Cologne. He is now professor at the Conservatoire Royal de Liège and gives master classes on a regular basis.


This is a special Salon concert presented by Meridian Performances.


Thursday March 14
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th St.
New York, NY 10018 United States