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Hungarian pianist Gergely Kovacs is a rising star of his generation in Hungary. Early in his childhood he took the challenge of international competitions, winning awards such as 3rd in Serbia, 5th in Weimar at the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition for Youth and 1st prize at the Pietro Argento Piano Competition in Gioia del Colle,
Italy in 2013.
After turning eighteen he started to give concerts regularly in Hungary and abroad, all around Europe, Indonesia, Israel and the United States.
He was the scholarship winner of the International Holland Music Sessions and the Young Prague Festival in Czech Republic.
He was qualified by different foundations and earning significant supports from the MOL New Europe Foundation twice and the Friends of the Liszt Academy. In 2019 he has successfully claimed Bank of China and Fischer Annie scholarships.
He has improved his skills at masterclasses given by prestigious teachers such as Mikhail Voskresensky, Zoltán Kocsis, Imre Rohmann, or Boris Berman.
Besides playing solo repertoire, he enjoys playing in various chamber ensembles as well.
He has completed his studies at Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, where his teachers were Prof. Gábor Eckhardt, Prof. György Nádor, Prof. Balázs Réti, Prof. Balázs Némethy and
Prof. Kálmán Dráfi.
In 2018 after winning the 2nd prize at International Chopin Competition Budapest (1st was not awarded) he received the Junior Prima Award in Hungary.
He has won 3rd prize at Franz Liszt International Piano Competitions in Budapest, Los Angelesand New York. Also he has performed in Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium with St. Luke’s Orchestra New York.
He had recitals all around Europe, in Israel, Indonesia and the United States. He is currently working on his DLA studies at the doctoral school of Franz Liszt Academy of Music.