Curriculum Vitae

                               Zsolt Balog (DLA)

                                      piano, fortepiano and harpsichord

 

Education

1994-2002 – Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest

Piano and harpsichord studies (Master degree ’summa cum laude’)

Professors: Anikó Horváth (DLA) – harpsichord

                   András Kemenes, Attila Némethy – piano

                   Márta Gulyás, Sándor Devich, János Devich – chamber music

2007-2012 – Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest

DLA studies (Doctor Liberalium Artium degree)

Dissertation: Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Sonatas, Polonaises, Fantasies.

 

Mastercourses

Attended courses during academy years with Huguette Dreyfuss, Jacques Ogg, Leon Berben, Miklós Spányi, Menno van Delf, 

Lajos Rovátkay, Johann Sonnleitner (harpsichord), Márta Gulyás, Péter Frankl, Jaap Schröder (chamber music with piano), 

Rita Széll (baroque dance).

 

Prizes

1992-Békéstarhos: National Piano Competition – 3rd prize, special award of the Jeunesses Musicales and Kodály Foundation

1997-Budapest: 1st prize at the Leó Weiner National Chamber Music Competititon

1999-Prague: 4th prize at the 51st Praguer Spring International Harpsichord Competition

2000-Budapest: 1st prize and special awards at the International Harpsichord Competition

2001-Brugge: special award at the Musica Antiqua International Competition

 

Artistical activity

Piano, fortepiano and harpsichord recitals at main national and international festivals such as: the Budapest Spring Festival, 

the Early Music Days in Sopron, the Zemplén Festival, the József Szigeti Festival in Colmar, the Intereuropean Festival in Salzburg, 

the Bach Week in Budapest, the St. Gellert Festival in Szeged.


Artistical and musical directing of theatre performances such as: B. Brecht-K. Weill: The threepenny opera, S. Schwartz-A. Spolarics: Godspell,

K. Bakonyi-A. Szirmai-A. Spolarics: Magnas Miska.


At the present time professor at the Ferenc Liszt Musicacademy in Budapest.