Pter Nagy

The first prize in the 1979 Hungarian Radio Competition launched pianist Pter Nagy into a remarkable international career at a young age. Nagy had been admitted at the age of eight to the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, and at the age of eleven he won the second prize of the International Concours in Usti nad Labem (Czechoslovakia). In 1980 he was acclaimed at the Bordeaux Festival of Young Soloists and on the Bratislava International Rostrum for Young Interpreters.

Nagys concerts include tours throughout Europe, performing concertos and solo recitals in Finland, Germany, Greece, Russia, throughout the former Soviet Union, France (where he has performed at the Louvre in Paris), and London (notably at Wigmore Hall), as well as many other engagements. He has given recitals at the 92nd Street Y in New York, the Sydney Opera House, in New Zealand and throughout Japan. Among his concerto engagements in Japan are appearances as a soloist with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra.

As a chamber musician Pter Nagy has performed at major music festivals in Europe, the United States and Japan. He regularly collaborates with partners such as the New Zealand String Quartet, Biava String Quartet, Chiara String Quartet, Zoltn Kocsis, Lszl Polgr, Mikls Pernyi, Leonidas Kavakos, the St Lawrence String Quartet, Kim Kashkashian, Boris Pergamenschikow, Charles Neidich, Nobuko Imai, Nathalian Rosen, Jan Vogler, Tanja Becker-Bender, Hkan Rosengren, Ruggiero Ricci, Bruno Giuranna, Frans Helmerson and Colin Carr, to name a few.

Pter Nagy is also active as a teacher, holding positions as professor of piano at the Liszt Academy in Budapest and professor of piano at the Hochschule fr Musik in Stuttgart. He has been regularly invited to give masterclasses at the Liszt Hochschule fr Musik in Weimar. Recent achievements include a performance of Ligetis Piano Concerto in Budapest. In 2001 he received the prestigious Liszt Award.