Today is the 30th birthday of pianist and chamber player Yvette Gyongyusi, winner of many international competitions and winner of Virtuosos.
She was born in Vásárosnamény on April 11, 1993. He saw the piano for the first time in his life at the local kindergarten, and immediately felt an inexplicably strong attraction. Since he got his first instrument at the age of seven, he spends all his time on the keyboard. He started playing the piano with Erzsébet Antalovsky. At first, he improvised and composed a lot for his own amusement. His father took him to almost every party he wanted to attend, and sometimes even tried to play what he heard right after the party.
Since 2005, he has been a student at the Department of Extraordinary Talents at the Ferenc Liszt University of Music. From September 2011, he has continued his studies as a first-year undergraduate under the direction of Atila Nemethi and Kalman Dravi. Since 2016, the professor continues his studies at the Barenboim Said Academy in Berlin. As a student of Nelson Guerner.
Despite his young age, he has won many local and international piano competitions: he won his first when he was nine years old, then won the main prize and first prize twice at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Budapest, in 2006 and 2008. In 2009 He was awarded the György Cziffra Prize (pianist) in Vienna.
In 2010, he won the First Prize and the EMCY Special Prize at the Vladimir Krainev International Piano Competition in Kharkiv. In the same year, he won the Lions International Music Competition in Pécs.
2011 New Talent and UNESCO Special Prize, among artists from forty countries. In 2012, he won the Junior Prima Award. In July 2013 he won first prize at the Lancaster International Piano Festival in the United States, and in October he won all prizes at the 10th International Chopin Piano Competition in Darmstadt.
In 2014, he was named “Man of the Year” in Zugló and won the TV talent show Virtuózok – during the show, the jury and audience compared his performance to that of Annie Fisher.
In October 2019, he won the Geneva Music Academy’s Beethoven Piano Competition.
At the age of fifteen he made his debut with great success with the Óbuda Danubia Orchestra at the Great Hall of the Academy of Music, and played at Toronto’s Roy Thompson Hall, the Wiener Musikverein, the Laeiszhalle-Musikhalle, the Palace of Arts and many concert halls in Europe and America.
He has worked with artists such as Matan Porat, Gottlieb Wallisch, Chung-mu Kang, Emil Naumov, Aleksandr Strukov, Imre Roman, Jenny Jandu, Tamas Vasari and Zoltan Kocsis, all of whom paid tribute to his special talent.
Photo: concert in Budapest
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