The point is to increase gradually the level of the understanding, cultivation and practice of musical art. This task falls particularly to the new Academy.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
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

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
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
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
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
"An Evening with LISZT" - Warner Music Hungary (2008)
Contact: gfarkaspiano[at]