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
Attila Némethy

Attila Némethy

Keyboard and Harp Department

Piano as Main Subject

 

Born: 1956

Academic degree, university position: master teacher

Studies:
Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, School for Exceptional Young Talents – professors: Mrs. Miklós Máthé, Lajos Hernádi, Pál Kadosa

Teaching activities:
Since 1986: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Piano Department, School for Exceptional Young Talents

Invited lecturer, master classes:
For the last 30 years, he has been a regular jury member at music competitions, and has given several master classes in Hungary and abroad, including Schondorf, Pécs, Balassagyarmat, Budapest, Miskolc, Nyíregyháza, Debrecen, Beijing, Seoul, Sapporo, Pusan and Tegu.
He is a permanent jury member at numerous piano competitions for Hungarian music schools, secondary schools and universities, as well as at the National Piano Competition for Music Teachers in Szekszárd.
2000: jury member at the International Liszt Piano Competition in Weimar
2014-2015: jury member at the International Ferenc Liszt Piano Competition in Korea

Major concerts:
Athens, Madrid, Brussels, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, Rome, Budapest, Timişoara, Berlin, Helsinki, Dresden, Leipzig, Warsaw, Sofia, Belgrade, Bratislava, Vienna, Toronto.

Orchestral performances with:
Concertgebouw Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurter Radio Symphony Orchestra, Timişoara Symphony Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonics, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Athens Philharmonics, Tokyo Philharmonics, MATÁV Symphony Orchestra, Hungarian State Orchestra, MÁV Orchestra, Miskolc Symphony Orchestra, Debrecen Symphony Orchestra.

Recordings:
Radio and television recordings in Madrid, Brussels, Frankfurt and Tokyo

Other activities:
For decades, he has been the editor and host of several classical music programs at the Hungarian Radio.

Competition and career successes of his students:
Ádám Balogh: student of the School for Exceptional Young Talents of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music – a dozen competition wins in Hungary and abroad
Zsolt Balog: 1st prize at the Leó Weiner National Chamber Music Competition; 2nd prize at the 1st International Harpsichord Competition in Budapest (1st prize was not awarded)
Cho Younghoon: 2nd prize at the Béla Bartók International Piano Competition in Szeged, 1st prize at the Liszt Piano Competition in Korea
Krisztina Deli: an acknowledged professor at several universities of Mexico
Gábor Farkas: 3rd prize at the Ferenc Liszt International Piano Competition in Budapest; 1st prize at the International Liszt Piano Competition in Weimar; and many other competition wins
Ernő Fehér: 2nd prize winner at the Béla Bartók International Piano Competition in Szeged, and the holder of numerous other competition awards; professor at the Music Academy of Pusan, Korea
Krisztina Fejes: 2nd prize at the Béla Bartók International Piano Competition in Szeged
Angelika Fuchs: 3rd prize at the Ferenc Liszt International Piano Competition in Utrecht
Ivett Gyöngyösi: Junior Prima award holder and the winner of numerous international piano competitions
Ádám Hegyes: 3rd prize at the Béla Bartók International Piano Competition in Szeged
Péter Kiss: 3rd prize at the Hungarian Radio National Piano Competition
Gergely Kovács: 2nd Prize at the International Piano Competition, Budapest
Tünde Krasznai: Best new pianist discovery in South East Asia
Zsófia Némethy: 1st prize at the Béla Bartók International Piano Competition in Szeged
Ádám Szokolay: numerous national and international competition wins
Mrs. Diána Szokolay Szőke: 1st prize at the Béla Bartók International Piano Competition in Szeged
Márton Takáts: 1st prize at the Béla Bartók International Piano Competition in Szeged
Zsuzsanna Tihanyi: 2nd prize at the Hungarian Radio National Piano Competition (first prize was not awarded), 3rd prize at the Béla Bartók International Piano Competition in Szeged
Noémi Utasi: winner of many national and international competitions
Bálint Zsoldos, Károly Zentai, László Holics, Gábor Monostori: regular performers at renowned concert halls through Hungary and the world
Many of his international – primarily Japanese – students have been awarded at international competitions.

Awards and honors:
2015: László Lajtha Award
Several Awards of Excellence by the Hungarian Radio

Contact:
nemethy.attila[at]mtva.hu