Technique should create itself from spirit not from mechanics.

Franz Liszt to Lina Raman
Dr. Gábor Farkas Photo: Zsófia Raffay

Dr. Gábor Farkas

Doctoral School, Keyboard and Harp Department

Piano as Main Subject, Piano, Keyboard & Harp DLA Seminar

Born: 1981, Ózd
 
Academic degree, university position: DLA, associate professor, head of department

Studies:
1986: Ferenc Erkel Music School in Ózd, at five years old – piano studies with Ágnes Szabó
1995-1999: Béla Bartók Secondary School of Music, Miskolc – piano studies with Gábor Papp
2000-2005: Franz Liszt Academy of Music, teacher training and piano studies with Sándor Falvai and Attila Némethy
2006-present: DLA studies at the Doctoral School of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music
 
Master classes:
György Nádor, László Simon, Péter Frankl, Rolf Dieter Arens, Jan Wijn, Brigitte Engerer,
Ferenc Rados , William Grant Nabore, Zoltán Kocsis
 
Scholarships:
2004: Pro Európa Scholarship, Budapest
2001: scholarship of the European Cultural Foundation in Strasbourg.
2000: Liszt Ferenc Scholarship, Budapest
 
Teaching experiences:
2004-present: lecturer at the Liszt Academy of Music
 
Visiting professorship:
2006: Hansei University, Seoul
 
Major concerts:
Rachmaninov Hall, Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow; Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall, Calgary; Bartok Marathon Konzerthaus, Berlin; Recital Hall, Chatelet, Paris; Great Hall, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki; Toshima Hall, Tokyo; Kibo Hall, Sakata; Reduta, Bratislava; Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Palace of Arts, Budapest; Wiener Radio, Vienna
 
Competitions, prizes, awards:
1998: National Piano Competition, Békés-Tarhos – 1st prize
1999: Földes Andor Piano Competition, Budapest – 2nd prize
2000: Bartók Béla Piano Competition, Baden bei Wien – 1st prize
2000: Greta Erikson International Piano Competition, Karlstad, Sweden – 2nd prize
2001: Liszt Ferenc International Piano Competition, Budapest – 3rd prize
2003: Hungarian Radio's National Piano Competition, Budapest – 1st prize
2009: Liszt Ferenc Society's Liszt Ferenc International Record Grand Prix in 2009
2009: Gundel Art Prize
2009: March Youths Award (state award)
2009: 6th International Liszt Piano Competition, Weimar – 1st prize; audience award, special prize for best Haydn interpretation
2012: Liszt Ferenc Award
 
Festivals:
International Piano Forum - Berlin, Budapest Spring Festival, Liszt Festival in Gödöllő
Tiszadob Piano Festival, Dorset Music Festival - United Kingdom, Musicathlon Festival - Peking, Summer Festival - Blonay, Switzerland
 
Collaborations:
Ádám Fischer, Hungarian Radio Symphonic Orchestra – Liszt: Piano Concerto in A major
Tamás Vásáry, Hungarian Radio Symphonic Orchestra – Mozart: Concerto in E-flat major for Two Pianos
Tamás Vásáry, Kodály-Bartók World Youth Orchestra - Mozart: Piano Concerto in C major, K.467
Zoltán Kocsis, National Philharmonic Orchestra – Dohnányi: Variations on a children's song
Zoltán Kocsis – Franz Liszt Academy of Music Symphonic Orchestra – Liszt: Totentanz
László Kovács, Miskolc Symphonic Orchestra - Liszt: Totentanz; Schumann: Piano Concert in A minor
András Ligeti, T-COM Symphonic Orchestra – Liszt: Piano Concerto in A major
Gábor Horváth, Danubia Symphony Orchestra – Liszt: Piano Concerto in E Flat major
Isaki Masahiro, Sakata Symphony Orchestra - Chopin: Piano Concerto in E minor
 
Recordings:
"An Evening with LISZT" - Warner Music Hungary (2008)
 
 
Contact: gfarkaspiano[at]gmail.com