Gábor Farkas

Gábor Farkas graduated from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest where he finished his DLA studies in 2014 under the mentorship of Zoltán Kocsis. He was also a student of Prof. William Grant Naboré at the International Piano Academy Lake Como. He won the “6. International Liszt Piano Competition” in Weimar in 2009, the “Hungarian National Radio’s Piano Competition” in 2003 and the “Bartók Béla Piano Competition” in Baden bei Wien in 2000. In 2012 he got the Franz Liszt Award (highest Hungarian State Award). He made his debut at the Carnegie Hall in 2016 as the winner of the 2015 Audition of New York Concert Artists & Associates. He regularly performs in the most prestigious concert halls worldwide among others in Teatro la Fenice, BOZAR, Konzerthaus Berlin, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Vienna Musikverein, Auditorio Nacional de Música Madrid, NCPA Concert Hall Beijing, Seoul Art Center, Oriental Art Center Shanghai , Bunka Kaikan Tokyo, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, New York. He has worked with such well known conductors as Zoltán Kocsis, Ádám Fischer, Olli Mustonen, Philippe Bender, George Tchitchinadze, Olaf Henzold, Kobayashi Ken-Ichiro, Tamás Vásáry, Charles Dutoit. And with orchestras such as Weimar Staatskapelle, Erfurt Symphony Orchestra, Jena Symphony Orch. ,Sinfonia Varsovia, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Osaka Century Orchestra, Vietnam Hanoi Symphony Orchestra, Austrian- Hungarian Haydn Orchestra, and major Hungarian ones BFO, NFZ, MR Symphony, MAV Symphony.

His debut CD recording entitled „An evening with Liszt” was published by Warner Music in 2008, which won the prestigious “Grand Prix” as the best Liszt recording of the year 2009 given by the Franz Liszt International Society. He regularly makes recordings for Brilliant Classics, Naxos, Hungaroton Records and the Steinway & Sons, USA. In 2017 he became an official Steiway Artist and proudly represents the company worldwide. He is a Professor at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest, regularly gives master classes in China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and he is also a jury member at the PTNA International Piano Competition, Tokyo. Mr. Farkas has been honoured to receive a professorship at the prestigious Tokyo College of Music, Japan in 2017. The Aoyama Music Award was just recently given to the artist, Kyoto, for the best performance of the year.