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

Sir Georg Solti
Vera Lugosi Várhalmi

Vera Lugosi Várhalmi

Keyboard and Harp Department

Piano Accompanist


Born: 29.09.1977


2007- : Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Doctoral School

1997-2001: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, piano major (teachers: Balázs Szokolay, Péter Nagy)

1989-1997: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Special School for Young Talents (teachers: Zsuzsa Esztó, Balázs Szokolay, Balázs Kecskés)

1987-1989: Liszt Ferenc Music School, Kaposvár 

Master classes:

2008: Malcolm Bilson master class, Budapest

2001: György Kurtág master class, Budapest

2001: Péter Frankl master class, Budapest

2000: Prof. Amadeus Webersinke master class, Budapest

2000: Balázs Szokolay master class, Keszthely

1991: Ferenc Kerek master class, Baja

1991: Lívia Rév master class, Dunakeszi 

Teaching activities:

2001- : Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest

1999-2000: Weiner Leó Music School, Budapest

2002-2003: Ernő Dohnányi Music School, Budapest
2012-2014: Guiyang Normal University of Arts (China) – guest piano teacher
2014- : King St Stephen Secondary School of Music - teacher

Performance activities:

Active as both soloist and chamber musician. She has given concerts in the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy, the Marble Hall of Bartók Radio, in several concert halls in Hungary, the Netherlands, Germany and China. For several years she was a chamber partner of violinist Dénes Zsigmondy (1926-2014); they performed on numerous occasions in Hungary and Germany. Composer János Gyulai Gaál (1924-2009) requested Vera to perform and record several of his chamber works.

1989, 1994: ‘Reader European Junior Piano Festival’, Netherlands, 1st prize
1992: International Piano Competition, Usti nad Labem, Special prize
1990: National Piano Competition, Nyíregyháza 3rd prize
1989, 1990: County Piano Competition, Barcs 1st prize