Leo Svirsky

 

"Leo Svirsky is a pianist, composer, and improviser currently based in the Hague. He has performed at many prestigious venues, including the Smithsonian Institute, the National Arts Center of Canada, the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, the Kremlin, the Vortex Jazz Club, Zaal 100, and WORM among others. He has taken master classes with many leading musicians including Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Lang Lang, Peter Takacs, Antonio Pampa-Baldi, Ursula Oppens, the Juilliard Quartet, the Zurich Trio, Boris Berman, Charles Rosen, Arie Vardi, and Leslie Howard.

He has performed with Ensembles ranging from contemporary music (Ensemble MAE, Modelo62, The D€N HAAG A££ $TAR$ €N$EMB£€) to avant-rock (Hume, Baby Killer Estelle), as well as writing and performing in the radical composers‘ collective Acid Police. As an improviser, he has shared the stage with among others, Raoul van der Weide, Onno Govaert, Yedo Gibson, Katt Hernandez, Joe Williamson, Anne La Berge, Ig Henneman, Jaap Blonck, Marshall Allen, John Berndt, and Veryan Weston. His performance of Veryan Weston’s large-scale open form piece Tessellations was recently released by the British improv label Emanem. He currently studies at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague with Ellen Corver and Cornelius De Bondt."