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János Pálur

János Pálur

Keyboard and Harp Department

Improvisation, Organ as Main Subject

 
Born: 1967
 
Academic degree, university position: senior lecturer
 
Studies:
He completed his graduate and postgraduate studies at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music and at the Paris Conservatoire respectively. His professors were: István Baróti, Gábor Lehotka and Olivier Latry.
 
Teaching activity:
Since 1998 he has been teaching organ and improvisation at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music.
 
Major concerts:
So far he has given concerts in 12 European countries and in the United States.
 
Since 1997 he has been the organist of the Fasor Reformed Church (Budapest), where the organ is currently being restored according to his specifications.
 
Recordings:
His CD recordings include the complete organ oeuvre of Robert Schumann and Maurice Duruflé. On his CD recordings he wishes to present the most magnificent organs of Hungary.
 
Awards and decorations:
While still a graduate student he won 1st prizes at the Flor Peeters Competition in Mechelen and at the Zoltán Gárdonyi Memorial Competition in Budapest. Years later he won the 1st Prize, and the Grand Prix as well as the special prize of the City of Paris at the Paris International Organ Competition. As an expert he took part in the tender committee of the organ of the Palace of Arts (Budapest).