Adam Gyorgy

Adam was accepted to the Béla Bartók Conservatory as a prodigy in 1994, at the age of 12. He flourished under the tutelage of his piano teacher, Katalin Halmagyi, who continues to be his mentor and a key member of his creative team. In 1998 he won the National Youth Piano Competition, and two years later won Hungary's Pianist 2000 award at the age of 18. He was accepted at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest in 2000 and studied under Professors György Nador and Balazs Reti. He graduated in 2006 and is currently working on his doctoral degree at the Liszt Academy with a state scholarship.

In 2002 Adam won the Vienna Classics Prize (Wiener-Klassik-Preis) with his outstanding interpretation of Haydn’s Sonata in G major (No. 54). In 2003 he won the Special Prize at the San Remo International Piano Competition, and in 2004 he won all prizes (First Prize, Grand Prize and Special Prize) at the First International Chopin Piano Competition in Budapest. That same year, CNN World Report identified him as a “rising star.”

In 2005 Adam was invited to the Steinway Artist community, a signal honor that places him in the company of the greatest pianists of all time, including Vladimir Horowitz, Artur Rubinstein, Krystian Zimmerman.

On October 22, 2006 Adam debuted at New York's Carnegie Hall to great acclaim. He continues to tour the world, delighting audiences in the United States, Europe and Southeast Asia with his virtuosity, his charm, and his improvisations on well-known melodies, all of which invite comparisons to the incomparable Franz Liszt.

About Adam...

The rising star from Hungary.” 
CNN World Report 2006 

 

This (...) Magyar lad was channeling Horowitz -- and beyond.. there is not doubt that Gyorgy knows how to make a 12-foot concert grand sing, how to make the line flow and swell.
Ken Krimstein, CultureCatch, New York, 2008

 

"Adam Gyorgy, the “Franz Liszt diplomat” from Hungary, combines music with passion.
CNN World Report, Jakarta, Indonesia  2004 

 

When Gyorgy's in full throttle, he could even give Pink Floyd a run for the money.
Ken Krimstein, CultureCatch, New York, 2008

 

The pianist seemed most at home with the works of fellow Hungarian Liszt, giving a sparkling and rippling delivery of La Campanella, where images of the titular bells were conjured up by the pin-point articulation and execution
The Straits Times, Singapore 2008 

 

With the showy program it would have been easy to fall into trap of indulgent narcissism but the pianist displayed prudent economy of movement and cut out the exaggerated gestures... It did not hurt that he was easy on the eye. With the right packaging and promotion this young man could well have women swooning  in his presence a la Franz Liszt in his heyday.
The Straits Times, Singapore 2008