I am not exaggerating when I say that, whatever I achieved as a musician, I owe more to Leó Weiner than to anyone else. ... To me, he remains an outstanding example of what a musician should be.

Sir Georg Solti
Balázs Fülei

Balázs Fülei

Chamber Music Department

Chamber Music

 
 
Academic degree, university position: DLA, senior lecturer, head of the Chamber Music Department
 
Born: 1984, Kecskemét (Hungary)
 
Studies:
1993-1999: M. Bodon Pál School of Music, Kecskemét, piano, professor: Judit Katonáné Szabó
1999-2003: Béla Bartók Conservatory, Budapest, piano major, professors: Gábor Eckhardt, Balázs Réti
2003-2008: Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, major: Performance Piano and Teacher, professors: György Nádor, Balázs Réti
2008-2011: Liszt Academy of Music, Doctoral School (DLA), consultant professors: Péter Nagy, Zoltán Kocsis, 2013: Doctor of Liberal Arts degree, summa cum laude
2009-2010: Tel Aviv University, The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, postgraduate piano major with Prof. Emanuel Krasovsky
 
Masterclasses and private lessons with Zoltán Kocsis, Ferenc Rados, György Kurtág, Imre Rohmann, prof. Amadeus Webersinke, Willem Brons, Jan Wijn, Florent Boffard, Jeremy Menuhin, Norma Fischer, Boris Berman, Arie Vardi, Detlef Kraus.
 
Recordings:
W. A. Mozart: Concerto for two pianos and orchestra in E flat major, KV 365 (with György Mészáros - piano) CD FB 0017
D. Scarlatti: Sonata in B flat major, K 545, ABC Classics, 4766929
Janácek: Pohádka, Stravinsky: Suite italienne (with István Várdai - violoncello) - Nascor NS06

Bartók&Grieg: Works for piano solo, BMM 006
Enchanted by the Moon - Works by Brahms, Virágh, Debussy, Hungaroton HCD 32768

Teaching experiences:
Lecturer at the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest from 2012
January, 2012: Masterclass at the TCU, Fort Worth, Texas
August, 2012: Masterclass at the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest
August, 2013, Masterclass at the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest
June 2015, Masterclass in Delhi, Mumbai
December 2015, Masterclass at the Xi'An Conservatory
March, 2016: Masterclass at Tel Aviv University, The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music
July, 2016: Masterclass at Echo Summer Academy (Károlyi kastély, Fehérvárcsurgó)
October, 2016: Masterclass at University of Szeged
February, 2017: Masterclass at Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance
MArch, 2017: Masterclass in Delhi and Calcutta
April, 2017: Masterclass in Orihuela, Spain (12. Forum de Musica)
July, 2017: Masterclass at Echo Summer Academy (Károlyi kastély, Fehérvárcsurgó)
August, 2017: Masterclass – works by Bartók, at Crescendo Summer Institute

Major concerts (recitals, chamber music and concerto performances):
2005: Miami Piano Festival, Graz, Florentinersaal
2006: Ferruccio Busoni Festival, Encuentro de Musica, Santander, Concert Hall, Hachioji, Tokyo,
          Seymour Centre, Sydney
2007: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Diligentia, Den Haag, Shanghai Conservatory
2008: Shenzhen (Kína), Carnegie Hall, New York,
2009: Festival Radio France, Montpellier
2010: Schwetzinger Festspiele, Wiener Konzerthaus, Bellerive Festival, Geneva, Budapest Spring
          Festival
2011: Italian Cultural Institute, Budapest (Brahms: Concerto no. 2, conductor: Stephen d'Agostino),
          Stefaniensaal, Graz (Liszt: Concerto no. 2, conductor: Tibor Bogányi),
          Kodály Centre, Pécs (Liszt: Concerto no. 2, conductor: Christian Schumann),
          Palazzo Vecchio, Firenze, Zemplén Festival, Teatro Massimo, Cagliari, Kioi Hall, Tokyo, Teatro
          Ciabrera, Savon
2012: TCU Pepsico Recital Hall, Forth Worth, Bellerive Festival, Geneva, Sophia Babha Auditorium,
          Mumbai
2013: Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Palace of Arts, conducted by Zoltán Kocsis
2014: Steinway Hall, New York, NCPA Mumbai
2015: Bartók 2nd Piano Concerto, Liszt Academy, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by
          Gergely Vajda
          Solo recital at the Liszt Academy
          Mozart: Piano Concerto in A major, KV 488, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Palace
          of Arts, conducted by: Thomas Sanderling
          Concert tour in India with the Symphony Orchestra of India, conducted by: Piotr Borkowski
          Bartók Concert with the Muzsikás Folk Ensemble in Brussels
2016: Ravel Piano Concerto for the left hand, Great Hall of the Liszt Academy, Concerto Budapest,
          conductor: Zoltán Rácz
          Solo recitals in India (Mumbai, Delhi, Pune), and China (Beijing, Xi’An)
          Bartók Memorial House
          Recital int he Hungarian Radio Schubert, Scriabin, Janácek
          Festival de Bellerive, Geneva
          Grieg: Piano Concerto in a minor, Kodály Centre, Pécs, conducted by András Vass
          R. Strauss: Burlesque with Kecskemét Symphony Orchestra, conducted by László Gerhát,
          Spring Festival
          Dohnányi: Piano Concerto no. 1 with Budafoki Dohnányi Orchestra, conducted by Gábor
          Hollerung, Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy
          Bartók: 2nd Piano Concerto with Szolnok Symphony Orchestra, conducted by: Izaki Masahiro
          Bartók: 2nd Piano Concerto with Savaria Symphony Orchestra, conducted by: Gergely Madaras
          Bach: Piano Concerto in E major, BWV 1053 with Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra
          Recital in Taranto, Moscow, Rome, Prague, Riga, Hanoi, Ho Shi Minh-City
          Trio Concert with Péter Kováts, István Varga at Auer Festival, Veszprém
          Zemplén Festival: Schubert concert with Zoltán Megyesi
          Schubert: Winterreise with Zoltán Megyesi at the Hungarian Radio
          Allegro Barbaro – concert with Muzsikás Folk Ensemble in Smetana Hall, Prague, Cadogan Hall,
          London, Palace of Arts, Budapest
2017: Beethoven: Piano Concerto in E flat major, Op. 73 with Duna Symphony Orchestra, conducted by:
          Ádám Medveczky
          Solo recital at the Liszt Academy’s Solti Hall
          Solo recital at Bartók Memorial House
          Szólóest a FUGA-ban Schubert és Janácek műveivel
          REcitals in Brussels, Orihuela, Nizhny Novgorod
          Tour in India – recitals in Delhi, Bangalore, Calcutta
          Allegro Barbaro – tour with 15 concerts in Hungary, and in Israel Muzsikás Folk Ensemble
          Budapest Spring Festival – chamber music concert
          Concert with the Kodály Quartet in the Budapest Music Center

Prizes, awards:
2003: X. Conservatories' 10. National Piano Competition: 1st prize
2003: 10. Andor Földes Piano Competition: 1st prize
2005: 43. International Piano Competition "Arcangelo Speranza", Taranto: 1st prize
2006: Selected by The International Holland Music Sessions to the "New Masters on Tour"
2007: 13. International Tchaikovsky Competition: Special prize
2007: 25. International "Ettore Pozzoli" Piano Competition, Milan: 3rd prize
2010: Ennio Porrino International Piano Competition, Cagliari: 3rd prize
2010: Junior Prima Award
2011: Artisjus Award

2012: Solti Foundation Grant
2014: Diamond Carreer Grant, Salon de Virtuosi Charlotte White, New York
2015: Grand Prix Maria Callas, special prize
2017: Liszt Prize – the highest recognition in the field of music by the Hungarian State
2018: Artisjus Prize

 

Contact: fulei.balazs[at]academy.liszt.hu