Ingmar Lazar

Masterclass Application & Biography

How to apply

The Masterclass will take place from 1 to 7 March 2024 in Trani (Italy, Puglia). The program for the lessons of the masterclass is free.

The Masterclass is open to pianists of every age and nationalities

– inscription fee: 150 euros
– masterclass tuition fee: 450 euros
– Optional in add to masterclass, cost for playing as soloist with orchestra: 650 euros
In add of the masterclass, every student has the possibility to play at the final concerts as soloist with orchestra. 
The students can choose among various concerti (any Piano Concerto with orchestral instrumentation such as the Mozart Concerti).

Participants can choose any other piece with a similar orchestral instrumentation.

The deadline for sending an application to the Masterclass is the 20th of December 2023.

The organization of the Masterclass will give you the possibility to sleep and have full meals with
very cheap costs.

– Airport in Bari (40 km far from Trani) and transfer to Trani with train
– Rome airport and train from Roma Termini station to Trani

All the payment fees must be made when you send your application to attend the Masterclass
by transfer to this account 
IBAN IT79 C360 9201 6000 9579 9232 960

If the applicant is not admitted to Masterclass the fee will be refunded.
If the application is successful but the student withdraws from the Masterclass, there will be No refund.

For other informations you can call
+39 3468296657
or send e-mail to


Hailed by the Classica Magazine as a “pianist of magnetic presence”, Ingmar Lazar is internationally  praised for his deep and moving performances, as well as for his brilliant control and stupendous  technique. He has firmly established himself as one of the leading French musicians of his generation.  


He performs in the world’s most prestigious halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam,  Herkulessaal in Munich, International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, Verdi Hall of the Milan  Conservatory, Rudolfinum in Prague, La Seine Musicale in Paris, Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky  Conservatory in Moscow, Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest, and the Charles Bronfman Auditorium  in Tel Aviv to name a few. He is regularly invited to many distinguished festivals including Festspiele  Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, La Roque d’Anthéron International Piano Festival, Grafenegg Festival,  European Weeks Festival in Passau, Colmar International Festival, Festival Radio France Occitanie  Montpellier, Festival Chopin in Paris, Festival Les Piano Folies in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, International  Music Festival of Póvoa de Varzim, Sant Pere de Rhodes Music Festival, and the Gotthard Klassik Festival.  

He collaborates with conductors such as Vladimir Spivakov, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Mathieu Herzog,  Julien Chauvin, Anna Duczmal-Mróz, Constantin Adrian Grigore, Nicolas Krauze, Peter Vizard among  many others, and performs with orchestras including the National Philharmonic of Russia, the Moscow  Virtuosi, the Orchestre Lamoureux, the Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra, L’Ensemble  Appassionato, Le Concert de la Loge, and the Lviv Philharmonic Academic Symphony Orchestra to  name a few.  

Ingmar Lazar is also a dedicated chamber musician, and shares the stage with Pierre Amoyal,  Alexandre Brussilovsky, Nicolas Dautricourt, Giuseppe Gibboni, Benjamin Herzl, Stanislas Kim, Danielle  Laval, Roman Patočka, Jean-Claude Pennetier, François Salque, Christoph Seybold, Igor Tchetuev,  Ekaterina Valiulina, the Quatuor Élysée, the Quatuor Hermès, and the Vision String Quartet.  

His critically acclaimed discography includes a Schubert recital (Wanderer Fantasie and Sonata D.959)  released in 2017 on the Lyrinx label, which received a five-star rating from the Classica Magazine, and  was awarded with “France Musique’s Choice”. A Beethoven recital (Bagatelles op. 33, Sonatas op. 81a  “Les Adieux” and op. 111) recorded live at the National Theatre in Marseille “La Criée” was released in  2019 on the same label, receiving fabulous press critics and once more a five-star rating from the  Classica Magazine. Ingmar Lazar’s curiosity also brought him to explore rarely performed repertoire,  and has led to several CD releases on the Suoni e Colori label including works by Jean-Philippe Rameau  and, in duo with Alexandre Brussilovsky, works by Jean Françaix, Mieczyslaw Weinberg, and Efrem  Podgaits. His latest CD with piano works by César Franck will be released in October 2023 by Hänssler  Classic.  

Ingmar Lazar is invited to teach masterclasses in France, Luxembourg, and Japan, and is a frequent  jury member of international competitions such as the Nashville International Chopin Piano  Competition, the Elevato International Piano Competition in Porto and Matsumoto, and the Rotary  Club Music Competition in Paris.   

Born in France in 1993, Ingmar Lazar made his debut at the age of 6 at the Salle Gaveau in Paris.  Prizewinner of several international competitions, he is the recipient of the Tabor Foundation Piano  Award at the Verbier Festival in 2013. He was also named laureate of the Safran Foundation for Music,  France in 2016. In 2020 he became prizewinner of the Ateliers Médicis, with the support of the French  Ministry of Culture. Ingmar Lazar is a Steinway Artist.  

A former student of Valery Sigalevitch and Alexis Golovin, Ingmar Lazar continued his studies with  Vladimir Krainev and Bernd Goetzke at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover.  Thereafter he attended the International Piano Academy Lake Como and the Conservatory of the  Italian Switzerland (Lugano) as a Theo Lieven scholar, where he studied with Dmitri Bashkirov,  Malcolm Bilson, Fou Ts’ong, and Stanislav Ioudenitch. He received his Master’s and Postgraduate  degree from the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg in the class of Pavel Gililov. He pursued a  Postgraduate course with Elisso Virsaladze at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole. He is a scholarship  holder of the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein, and was a member of the Philippe  Jaroussky Music Academy.  

Since 2016, Ingmar Lazar has been the founder and artistic director of the Festival du Bruit qui Pense,  located in Louveciennes in the Yvelines, in north-central France. Its goal is to create strong ties  between artists and the audience with interactive post-concert interviews and discussions. He is also  the artistic director of the piano festival Escapades Pianistiques taking place at the Château de  Commarin, near Dijon, since 2021.