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Zoltán Fejérvári


Zoltán Fejérvári has emerged as one of the most intriguing pianists among the newest generation of Hungarian musicians. He won first prize at the 2017 Concours Musical International de Montréal and is a recipient of a 2016 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship. He’s given recitals throughout Europe and the Americas at venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York City and the Place des Arts in Montreal, Gasteig in Munich, Auditorium del Lingotto in Turin, Biblioteca Nacional in Buenos Aires, Palau de la Música de València, and Liszt Academy in Budapest.

Highlights of Fejérvári’s 2022–23 season include a US tour with the Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra, a performance with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Markus Stenz, and engagements with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival; Impromptu Classical Concerts in Key West, Florida; Capital Region Classical in Schenectady, New York; Music for Galway in Ireland; and Wigmore Hall and the Nicholas Yonge Society in the UK.

Fejérvári’s most recent recording is Schumann, which he released on the ATMA Classique label in May 2020. In a review, Gramophone magazine said that Fejérvári is “a deeply communicative artist who combines an imperturbable yet magisterial command of his instrument with impeccable musicality. Those who have yet to hear him are in for a rare treat.” Fejérvári released his debut solo recording, Janáček, on the Piano Classics label in January 2019, and Gramophone magazine called it “the most sensitive and deeply probative recording” of the Czech composer’s work. In 2013, his recording of Liszt’s Malédiction with the Budapest Chamber Symphony on the Hungaroton label was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque, and in 2014, he released a CD of four Mozart sonatas with violinist Ernő Kállai, also on Hungaroton. Fejérvári also appears on a 2020 Warner Classics release called Strangers in Paradise, which features performances of sonatas with violinist Diana Tishchenko.

Fejérvári currently holds a professorship at the Hochschule für Musik FHNW, Musik-Akademie Basel, in Switzerland, where he teaches piano and chamber music classes.