Our task is to form veritable talents who possess the necessary gifts to become masters, without attending to the ungifted mediocrity.

Liszt to Giovanni Sgambati
Dr. Dávid Báll

Dr. Dávid Báll

Keyboard and Harp Department

Piano as Main Subject

Born: 1982

Academic degree, university position: DLA, senior lecturer

1989-1995: Aelia Sabina Music School, Budapest
1995-2001: Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music, Budapest
2001-2006: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest (Professors: György Nádor, András Kemenes, Ferenc Rados)
2006-2009: Doctor Studies (DLA), Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest
2011: Doctor Liberalium Artium

2004: Alicia DeLaroccha, Péter Frankl
2007-2008: Zoltán Kocsis

Awards, scholarships:
2001: Péter Robicsek Award
2004: Hungarian Republic Award
2007: Annie Fischer Scholarship
2007: Ari Kupsus Scholarship
2009: Annie Fischer Scholarship
2011: Annie Fischer Scholarship
2013: Zoltán Magyary Postdoctoral Scholarship, „National Excellence Program" (by the European Union and the State of Hungary, co-financed by the European Social Fund)
2014: Universitas Foundation Scholarship (University of Debrecen)

1997: International Youth Piano Competition, Slovakia - 2nd prize
1998: National Piano Competition, Hungary: Grand Prize
2000: Leó Weiner Chamber Music Competition, Hungary - Special Prize
2002: International Summer Academy, Austria - Bartók Prize
2002: Andor Földes Piano Competition, Hungary - 2nd Prize
2003: XXII. International Piano Competition, Spain - 3rd Prize
2003: Hungarian Radio National Piano Competition, Hungary - 3rd Prize
2004: I. International Béla Bartók Piano Competition, Hungary - 1st Prize
2005: I. International Ferenc Liszt Piano Competition, Hungary - 3rd Prize
2006: Andor Földes Piano Competition, Hungary - 3rd Prize
2009: International Piano Competition, Italy  - Diploma di Merito
2009: International Grieg Piano Competition, Norway - 3rd Prize
2010.: Sendai International Piano Competition, Japan - Audience Prize
2011: Sándor Végh Music Competition, Hungary - 1st Prize
2018: Grand Prize Virtuoso, Austria - 1st Prize

Significant concerts:
2003: International Music Students Festival, Kyoto, Japan
2004: Santander Music Festival, Spain
2004: Chamber music concert with Klaus Thunemann, Spain
2008: Concerts and tour with Kocsis Zoltán and the Hungarian National Philharmonic (Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5., Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2.) – Youtube
2011: Liszt-recital, Kioi Hall, Tokio – Youtube
2011: Schubert-Liszt: Wanderer-fantasy (Pannon Philharmonic, Zoltán Peskó, Müpa) – Youtube
2013: Franck: Symphonic Variations (Budapest Festival Orchestra, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Budapest, Pécs) – Youtube
2015: Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3. (Hungarian National Philharmonic, Zoltán Kocsis, Székesfehérvár) – Youtube
2015: Season Opening Concert of the Hungarian National Philharmonic cond. Kocsis Zoltán (Schönberg Piano Concerto op. 42.) – Youtube
2016: Concert tour in Slovakia and Poland with the Hungarian National Philharmonic, playing Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1. cond. Kovács János, Gregory Vajda – Youtube
2017: Scriabin: Prometheus (Hungarian Radio Symphonic Orchestra, cond. Kovács János)
2009–2018: European, Asian and American concert-tours with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, cond. Iván Fischer (Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, New York; Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires; Salle Pleyel, Paris; Festspielhaus, Salzburg; Argentina, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Belgium, Finland, United Kingdom, Denmark, Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg, Hungary among others)

Played with (among others) Iván Fischer, Heinz Holliger, Dmitri Kitajenko, Zoltán Kocsis, Klaus Thunemann, Zoltán Peskó, Gábor Takács-Nagy.

Teaching activities:
2006–2010: Bartók Béla Music School, Vác – Piano Teacher
2009–2014: Debrecen University, Piano Department – assistant lecturer
2012–2015: College of Nyíregyháza, Department of Music – senior lecturer
2013–2018: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music – assistant lecturer
2018– : Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music – senior lecturer

2015: Academy of Music, Krakow, Poland
2017: Conservatory of Music, Shanghai, China
2017: Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Georgia
2017: Women’s University, Texas (Liszt Academy)
2015/16/17/18: Japan Liszt Society (Liszt Academy)       


Youtube-channel: DavidBallPianist
Homepage: www.balldavid.hu
E-mail: ball.david[kukac]academy.liszt.hu
Orcid: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9752-8375