Tünde KURUCZ was born in Hungary. She studied piano and chamber-music in Budapest with Kornél Zempléni, Ferenc Rados and Imre Rohmann, later at the Music-Academy in Vienna with Paul Badura-Skoda. She started intensively giving concerts after winning the International Mozart Piano-Competition in Salzburg in 1988. She was partner of Thomas Zehtmair at the Salzburg Summer Festival and played under the direction of Sàndor Vègh at the "Mozart-Woche" in 1990. Her next success, winning the 2th price at the ARD-Duo-Competiton in Munich/ Germany, as partner of the violinist Mayumi Seiler in 1991, helped her to extend her carriere playing in Canada, Japan ( 3 concert-tours ) and Europe with partners such as e.g. Karl Leister, Erich Höbarth, David Geringas, Thomas Riebl, Heidi Litschauer and with her husband Imre Rohmann, with whom she plays piano Duo. Beside her activities on the stage, she is professor for piano and chamber-music at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
Imre ROHMANN born in Budapest, Hungary, commenced piano playing at age of four. He studied at the Bartók Conservatory piano and composition, later at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest piano and chamber-music. 1980-81 conducting with Karl Österreicher at the Music Academy in Vienna. He also took part in master classes of Jörg Demus. Won the Special Prize of the Hungarian Radio`s Piano Competition, 3. Prize of The International Liszt-Bartók Competition in Budapest, Hungary and 1. Prize of the International Chamber-Music Competition in Bloomington, USA.
Since 1974 he has performed internationally as a soloist with the most outstanding orchestras, and with partners such as Eugen Jochum, Péter Eötvös, Iván and Àdám Fischer, Jörg Demus, Thomas Riebl, András Keller, Stefan Ruha, Miklós Perényi, Erich Höbarth, Thomas Zehetmair, András Schiff, The Bartók String Quartett, Pro Arte Quartett, Chicago Symphony Chamber Players and many others.
He forms since 1985 a Piano-Duo with his wife Tünde Kurucz
He was piano professor at the Liszt Music Academy in Budapest, Hochschule der Künste, Berlin, and since 1990 at the Mozarteum in Salzburg where he recently lives.
Since his first visit in Japan 1976, he appears nearly in every year as pianist and leads master-classes in this country. ( e.g. Toho Gakuen University, Showa University.)Since 2001 he is guest-professor of the University of Alcala de Henares, in Spain
Since 2002 he is conductor of the Budapest Chamber Symphony .
Johann Sebastian BACH – Franz LISZT: Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
Domenico SCARLATTI: Sonata in A major, K. 24
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART: Sonata in C major, K. 309., I. movement
Franz LISZT: Un sospiro
Frederic CHOPIN: Two préludes
Claude DEBUSSY: Three préludes
- La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune
- Feux d'artifice
Franz Schubert: Fantasie in f minor
Claude Debussy: La mer variations for four hands in the transcription of the composer