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Solo recital by Liszt Prize-winning pianist Csaba KIRÁLY, Professor of the University of Pécs

Johann Sebastian BACH: Goldberg-variációk BWV 988

Csaba KIRÁLY (1965) graduated from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest in 1989 (organ) and 1990 (piano). During his student years he won first prize in all national competitions organized for his age group. He was also the first prize winner at international piano competitions in Cagliari 1996 (Italy) and in New Orleans 1997 (USA). Since his student years he has given over a thousand concerts both as pianist and organist. Beyond his many recitals in Hungary, he has had concert engagements in nearly all European countries, and has performed in the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, China, Egypt and India. His repertoire covers a wide range of styles from Baroque to contemporary music. Besides performing works by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt and Bartók, Dr. Király regularly programs new music in his concerts. In addition, improvisation constitutes a major element of his musicianship. He learned the basics of improvising from his teacher Mária Apagyi while a student of the Artistic Workshop in Komló, Hungary. He therefore approaches music as a composer, as evidenced by his numerous piano arrangements. He has also made a significant number of organ transcriptions of orchestral and choral works, which he often plays not only in Hungary, but in countries from Western Europe to Japan, China, South Korea and the United States. Csaba Király is drawn to large and challenging creative projects. On numerous occasions he has given concert cycles of the complete organ works of Liszt and Bach, the complete piano sonatas of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, and the complete piano works of Béla Bartók, as well as a significant portion of the piano works of Franz Liszt. His piano-organ CD of Liszt: B-A-C-H Prelude and Fugue, B-A-C-H Fantasia and Fugue, and “Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen” Variations was awarded “Classic CD of the Year 2001” in Hungary (Gramofon-prize). In 2003 he was awarded the Liszt Ferenc prize for his artistic activity. In 2005 he established the First Pécs International Piano Competition in memory of Liszt Ferenc, serving as one of the jury members. In 2004 he was elected secretary-general, in 2013 president, of the Liszt Ferenc Society in Pécs. As a piano teacher he taught for several years at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. Between 1997 and 1998 he was a guest organ teacher at the Taegu-Hyosung University in South Korea. From 2014 to 2017 he served as the director of the Béla Bartók Memorial House in Budapest. Since 2002 he has been the head of the Piano Department in the Institute of Music of the Musical and Visual Art Faculty at the University of Pécs., where he as professor teaches piano and organ 



HUF 2000 | UP citizen ticket: HUF 1000 | UP Faculty of Music employees and students / Pensioners: HUF 500

Tickets can be purchased online at www.jegymester.hu, or in person at the info points of the Zsolnay Örökségkezelő NKft.


ZMI Liszt Ferenc Concert Hall, Zsolnay Cultural Quarter
37 Zsolnay Vilmos str., Pécs, 7632

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