For six years, I received the most significant part of my formal musical education at the Liszt Academy.

Sir Georg Solti
János Balázs

János Balázs

Keyboard and Harp Department, School for Exceptional Young Talents

Piano as Main Subject

Born: 1988. 09. 19., Budapest

Academic degree, university position: associate professor

Studies:
Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

Teaching activities:
2019- : Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
Snétberger Centre
Master classes at McGill University, in Canada, at Shenyang Conservatory of Music and Hanoi Conservatory of Music

Major concerts:

He has performed with soloists and conductors such as Mischa Maisky, Tamás Vásáry, Jose Cura, Stéphane Denéve, Vadim Repin, Pinchas Steinberg, Jukka Iisakkila, Charles-Olivier Munroe, Roger Bausier, David Mathues, Gwendolyn Masin, and István Várdai and has played concerts with the Brussels Philharmonic, the Dortmund Philharmonic, the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nagoya Symphonic Orchestra, the Zagreb Radio Orchestra, the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
In the last few years he gave concerts to great public acclaim in the Bozar (Brussels), the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), the Konzerthaus (Vienna), the Palau de Musica (Barcelona), the Barbican (London), the Cologne Philharmonie, and the Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Moscow).
He is a regular soloist in ’The Piano’ concert series in Budapest, which also features Grigory Sokolov, Evgeni Koroliov, Nikolai Lugansky, and Arcadi Volodos, among others. His solo concerts and concert series offer a unique experience for his audiences. His three innovative series ‟Three Portraits of János Balázs,” ‟Three Portraits of the Piano,” and ‟PianOpera” have drawn enthusiastic crowds.
During the 2013/2014 concert season, he received an award as Rising Star Artist of the Season in competition against musicians from 19 countries. This award launched a tour of the greatest concert halls of Europe, organised by the ECHO network (European Concert Hall Organisation).

Other activities:

Since 2017 he has been a member of the jury of ’Virtuosi’ a classical music talent show broadcast by Hungarian television.
His performances can be enjoyed on several CD, DVD, and television recordings.

Prizes and awards:
2019: Kossuth Prize
2015: Liszt Ferenc Prize
2018: Excellent Artist
2016: Prima Prize
2019: Young Steinway Artist
2015: Gramofon Prize
2017: Hungarian Academy of Arts – Musicians' Prize
2011: Junior Prima Prize
2011: Award of the Polish State
He has won six international piano competitions among others the Aspen Concerto Competition, also in 2011.

Memberships:
Member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts
Memeber of the Liszt Society, Pécs