Balázs Demény

pianist

Balázs Demény is the winner of the Hans von Bülow International Piano Competition (2015), the Carl Filtsch International Piano Competition, and second prize winner of the International Chopin Piano Competition (Budapest). He has been performing in some of the top concert halls and festivals: the Gasteig München, the Great Hall of the Palace of Arts Budapest, the Bucharest Atheneum, the Great Hall of The Budapest Liszt Academy, the Raiding Liszt Festival, the Budapest Spring Festival or the Milano World Exhibition. Japan’s most prestigious young pianistsʼ showcase, the Yokohama International Piano Concerts Series has selected him to perform in the 2016 series, where he performed Bartók’s IIIrd Piano Concerto and a Liszt- Bartók recital.

He is the winner of the „Géza Anda” Scholarship, the „ISA Prag-Wien-Budapest” Festival has awarded him the „Pianist” and „Kodály” prizes, owner of the „Hindemith” Scholarship and two times winner of the „Communitas” Scholarship. His second solo album „Schumann and Bartók” was released in 2015 under the label of BMC.

As a solist he had played over 70 orchestral concerts and has a broad variety of piano concerto repertoire from Bach untill contemporaries, working together with conductors like Jesús López-Cobos, Gábor Hollerung, Ligeti András, Mihail Agafiţa, Ion Ilarion Galati, Alfonso Saura, Theo Wolthers, Gheorghe Costin, Dorin Frandeş, Horváth József, Jankó Zsolt and many others.