Hungarian pianist Balázs Fülei to perform in city

A concert featuring “Hungarian Masterpieces Bartók – Liszt – KodáLy” performed by pianist Balázs Fülei will be organized at the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music on December 15.

Balázs Fülei was born in Kecskemét, Hungary in 1984. He started to learn music at the age of eight, his interest in music and his performer qualities were already revealed in early childhood.

Balázs Fülei is one of the most outstanding musicians of his generation, and one of the most authentic interpreters of the works of Bartók.

He made his diploma with honours at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, in 2008. In 2009-10 he was studying in Tel Aviv University, The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music. Significant stations of his national and international carrier were the Great Concert Hall of the Liszt Academy, the Palace of Arts in Budapest, the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and in 2008 he had his debut at the Carnegie Hall in New York with a solo recital. He was invited to several prestigious festivals, like the La Gesse Festival , Festival Radio France Montpellier, Miami Piano Festival, Schwetzinger Festspiele, Ferruccio Busoni Festival.

He was awarded at a number of national and international competitions. In 2003 he was first prize winner at the 10th National Piano Competition of the conservatories and the 10th Andor Földes Piano Competition. In 2005 he was winner of the 43thArcangelo Speranza” International Piano Competition in Taranto, Italy and then won prizes in Milan, Cagliari and Moscow. Twice he was selected to be soloist of the New Masters on Tour concert tour by the International Holland Music Sessions.

His solo CD has been published with the works of Bartók and Grieg in 2013 and with pieces of Brahms, Beethoven, Debussy and Virágh András Gábor in 2015.

He has been teaching at the Liszt Academy of Music since 2012 and has been leading the Chamber Music Department since 2015.

He gave concerts in nearly all Europen countries, in the United States, Japan, China, Israel and Australia. In 2010, he was awarded with the Junior Prima Prize, the most prestigious award in Hungary for young musicians.

By Kim Khanh

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