The most recorded pianist in history with annual re-engagements on 5 continents attest to the burgeoning popularity of Leslie Howard. Maestro Leslie Howard has been honored by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, awarded by the President of Hungary, and performed for the Prince of Wales. The BBC Music Magazine declared: “Leslie Howard is, by general consensus, the finest living exponent of Liszt!” Commanding the largest discography of any pianist in recording history, and having performed in over 200 cities in 45 countries – Howard has justly earned his reputation as a pianist without peer on the international concert scene. Dr. Howard has earned an extraordinary claim to immortality, having accomplished a feat unequalled by any solo artist in recording history (including pop artists) - his 99-CD survey of the complete solo piano music of Franz Liszt. Accomplished within 14 years, it encompasses 300+ world premieres, including works prepared by Dr. Howard from Liszt's still unpublished manuscripts, and works unheard since Liszt's lifetime. This monumental project merited Dr. Howard's entry into the Guinness Book of World Records, 6 Grands Prix du Disque and - all presented to him by the President of Hungary - the Medal of St. Stephen, the Pro Cultura Hungarica award, and a mounted bronze cast of Liszt's hand. Some estimations of this project conclude that it equaled: Over 16,000 pages of music; Over 12 miles of printed music; Between 9 and 10 million total notes; & Over 130 hours total playing time! Read More
"…a master of a tradition of pianism in serious danger of dying out".