Technique should create itself from spirit not from mechanics.

Franz Liszt to Lina Raman
László Borbély Photo: Mihály Borsos

László Borbély

Doctoral School, Keyboard and Harp Department

Contemporary Music, Musical DLA Seminar, Piano as Main Subject, Piano Methodology, Secondary Piano

Academic degree, university position: DLA, senior lecturer

Born: Budapest, 1984

Studies:
1990 – 98 : Aladár Rácz Music School, Budapest (Edit Major)
1998 – 2002 : Béla Bartók Conservatory, Budapest (Mariann Ábrahám)
2002 – 2007 : Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (György Nádor, Balázs Réti)
2007 – 14 :Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Doctoral School [2014: DLA „Summa cum Laude"]

Awards and honors:
2001: National Piano Competition for conservatory students, Békés – Tarhos Prize
2001: EPTA International Piano Competition, Osijek – 2. prize, Croation Composer's Special Prize
2002: „Yamaha Scholarship Award"
2003: National Piano Competition of Hungarian Radio – special award
2004: Andor Földes Memorial Competition – 1. prize
2005: London International Piano Competition – special prize
2006: International  Liszt-Bartók Piano Competition (Budapest) – 2. prize, Budapest special award
2008/9/10: Annie Fischer Scholarship
2009: Haydn-Mendelssohn Competition of the Hungarian Radio – 3. prize, four competition
2009: Junior Prima award
2019: Artisjus Prize
2020: 41st International Liszt Grand Prix du Disque – certificate of appreciation



Master classes:
2001/2002/2003: International Bartók Seminar Szombathely (Gábor Csalog)
2004/5: Livia Rév
2004: International Holland Music Sessions, Bergen (Mikhail Voskresensky, Pjotr Paleczny)
2005: Cliburn Piano Institute, Fort Worth – Texas (Menahem Pressler, Tamás Ungár, Noel Flores, Christopher Elton
2006/8: Encuentro de Música y Academia de Santander (Gulyás Márta, Elisso Virsaladze, Dmitrij Bashkirov, Claudio Martinez-Mehner
2007: Collegium Musicum Pommersfelden (Zoltán Kocsis)
and: Ferenc Rados, Rita Wagner, Perrahia Murray, András Schiff, Péter Frankl, György Kurtág

Major concerts:
2004 – Paris: Hungarian Institute of Paris
2005 – Fort Worth (Texas): Christian University
2006 – Santander: Palacio de Festivales (concert with cellist Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi)
2007 – Pommersfelden: Schloss Weissenstein, International Piano Festival in Tiszadob
2008 – „FestivaLiszt" Grottammare, Raiding Liszt Festival, Utrecht Liszt Festival, Weimar: Stadtschloss, Rome: Hungarian Academy, Santander: Palacio de Festivales (concert with violinist Péter Csaba and clarinetist Alessandro Carbonare)
2010 – Fermo Liszt Festival, Beethoven Festival of the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra in Martonvásár (conducted by Zoltán Kocsis), concert with the Ferenc Liszt Chamber Orchestra (led by János Rolla), concert with the Savaria Symphony Orchestra (led by Tamás Vásáry)
2011 – Bratislava: Philharmonia, Milano: Arena Civica, Como: Villa Olmo, Prague: Hungarian Cultural Center of Prague, Paris: „Play Liszt", Sárvár: Nádasdy Castle (concert with Jacques Zoon flutist), Liszt Jubilee Festival at the Old Academy of Music (chamber concert with violinist Anna Várföldi)
2012 – Wien, Budapest: concerts with the Intermodulation Chamber Orchestra (led by László Tihanyi), Trafó: concert with the Qaartsiluni Ensemble (artistic director: Lajos Rozmán)
2013 – Budapest Music Center (BMC): concert with the Concerto Budapest (conducted by András Keller), Music of Our Time Festival (BMC): concert with the Qaartsiluni Ensemble, Szombathely: Art Gallery (chamber music concert in memoriam György Ligeti)
2014 – Liszt Academy Grand Hall: DLA diploma concert (with András Wilheim), Trafó: Duo recital with Lajos Rozmán clarinetist, chamber concerts with Barnabás Kelemen and Katalin Kokas, Beijing: Hungarian Cultural Center, People’s University: chamber concerts with flutist Szabolcs Szilágyi
2015 – Liszt Academy Grand Hall: Hungarian premiere of “Sur-Incises” for the 90th anniversary of Pierre Boulez with the UMZE Chamber Ensemble; International Bartók Festival in Ankara – radio recordings at the Radio of Ankara; International Bartók Festival in Szombathely: premiere of László Sáry’s opera "Remek hang a futkosásban" in a joint production of the Qaartsiluni Ensemble and the Maladype Theatre.
2016 – Concert in Kraków (Villa Decius), concerts at the Concerto Budapest "The Day of Listening" Festival (BMC) Café Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival - Mini Festival (Várkert Bazár), Hungarian Embassy Wien (within the framework of Bartók's 135th anniversary)
2017 – Târgu Mureș, Cultural Palace, Liszt Academy Solti Hall, Liszt Academy Grand Hall, Geneva - Theatre Saint-Gervais, Würzburg - Hochschule für Musik, BMC ("The Day of Listening"), Zalaegerszeg - Concert and Exhibition Hall, Košice - National Theatre, Gdansk - Shakespeare Theatre, Warszawa - Sluzewski Cultural Palace, Hungarian Radio Marble Hall
2018 – Budapest - Duna Palace, Ipolyság - Synagogue, Ittervoort (NL) 13. Adams Flute Festival, Izmir - Dokuz Eylül University, Tbilisi - Sarajishvili Conservatory, Nagybánya - National Theatre (ATELIER International Theatre Festival), Zsolna, New Synagogue, Podgorica - National Theatre (Alternative Theatre Festival), Univesirty of Debrecen, Faculty of Music - Liszt Hall, Yerevan - YSITC Student Theatre (HIGHFEST 2018), Liszt Academy Grand Hall, Old Academy of Music Chamber Hall, St. Petersburg - Hermitage Theatre, Seremetyev Palace (XVIII. International Conservatory Week Festival), Liszt Academy Solti Hall, Hungarian Radio Marble Hall
2019 – Kunsthalle Budapest (Transparent Sound New Music Festival), Hungarian Radio Studio 6, Óbudai Társaskör, BMC Concert Hall, Bartók Béla Memorial House, Ankara, TRT, Hungarian Radio Marble Hall (ArTRIUM Fesztivál), Old Academy of Music Chamber Hall / Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum (Nights of Museums), Őriszentpéter, Reformed Church (Hétrétország Festival)
2020 – Festivals: "Respire 2020",  Hétrétország, CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival; Venues: Festetics Palace, Hungarian Radio Marble Hall, Liszt Academy Solti Hall

Professional activities:
In recent years, he has studied extensively the oeuvre of Olivier Messiaen (he has written his doctoral thesis on the later works of the French composer). He regularly performs at solo recitals and chamber orchestra concerts all around Hungary and abroad. His versatile repertoire ranges from Frescobaldi to contemporary music. He works with several contemporary Hungarian composers (including Ádám Kondor, Barnabás Dukay, Gyula Csapó, József Sári, László Sáry and József Soproni). Since 2012 he has been the member of the Qaartsiluni Ensemble led by Lajos Rozmán.

Recordings:
Ligeti: Six piano etudes, Emil Petrovics: Serbian folk songs (2010/RBZH III)
Kammergesange (August Klughardt, Hans Koessler művei), Bayer Rercords BR 100413 (2017)
An tasten (Mompou-Lachenmann-Ades-Kagel művei), Preciosa Aulos (Bayer Music Group) AUL 66563 (2017)
Parallel Lives (Works by Ernst v. Dohnányi & Béla Bartók), Hunnia Records and Film Production HRCD1901 (2019)
J.S.Bach: Goldberg-Variationen, Hunnia Records & Film Production, (2019), HRCD1914
Olivier Messiaen: Catalogue d'Oiseaux, Hunnia Records & Film Production (2020), HRCD2008

Teaching experiences:
2008/9 – 2. semester: secondary piano
Since 2009/10: 20. century piano (contemporary music)
2014/15 – 1. semester: contemporary music, piano

Website: www.borbelylaszlo.hu

Contact: borbelypiano[kukac]gmail.com