In May 2009 he received the “Gundel Art Prize”, in November 2008 he was given the „Prima Junior” prize; and in March 2008 he was awarded a special state prize “The best young artist of the year”. In October 2015 he became an Honorary Citizen of the city of Ózd.
In the past years along the concert halls of Hungary he performed in the most famous concert halls such as Teatro la Fenice (Venice), BOZAR (Brussels), Konzerthaus (Berlin), Auditorio National de Musica (Madrid), NCPA Concert Hall (Beijing), Seoul Art Center (Seoul), Oriental Art Center (Shanghai) and Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo). He was invited to prestigious international festivals, such as the “Budapest Spring Festival”; the “International Piano Forum”, Berlin; the “Schumann Festival, Zwickau; the “Bach Festival” Thuringia; “Pélerinages-Kunstfest Weimar”, “Musicathlon”, Beijing; “Piano Festival”, Vilnius; “Kaposfest”; “Franz Liszt Festival” in the Castle of Gödöllő, Hungary. So far, he has worked with such worldwide known conductors as Zoltán Kocsis, Ádám Fischer, Olli Mustonen, Philippe Bender, George Tchitchinadze, Olaf Henzold, Kobayashi Ken-Ichiro and Tamás Vásáry.
His debut CD recording entitled „An evening with Liszt” was published by Warner Music in November 2008, which won the prestigious “Grand Prix” as the best Liszt recording of the year 2009 given by the Franz Liszt International Society. His second album was a live recording of the Official Opening Concert of the Liszt Year, 2011 with Zoltán Kocsis and the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, published also by Warner Music in July 2011. He made recordings for Brilliant Classics and Hungaroton Records as well. His latest CD containing virtuoso opera and song transcriptions of Liszt was published by the Steinway & Sons in January 2017 in the USA after an extremely successful album release concert held in the Steinway Hall, New York. His new CD of works of Schumann by Hungaroton is available from May 2017.
He has recently been awarded the title of „Steinway Artist” by the local presentation of the company in New York, Hamburg and Budapest.
Among his future engagements in 2017 there are massive tours in South Korea, China and Japan and he will perform the B-flat minor piano concerto from Tchaikovksky with the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra. It’s a great honour for him to be appointed as the special guest professor of the Tokyo College of Music, Japan as the youngest professor of the institution ever at the piano department.
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