Photo: Andrea Felvégi

Dezső Ránki was born in Budapest and concluded his studies there as well. He started his career with winning the First Prize of the International Robert Schumann Piano and Voice Competition. Since then he regularly gives concerts in America, Japan and most countries in Europe. He performed recitals as well as concerts with the cooperation of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, the orchestras of the BBC and NHK and worked with renowned conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Sir Georg Solti and Zubin Mehta.

 

Edit Klukon and Dezső Ránki perform together regularly since 1985. Their repertoire consist of most of the piano duos composed by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel, Grieg and Bartók. Some are especially worth of note, such as the transcription of Liszt’s Faust symphony written by the composer himself in 1856 which wasn’t released yet, or the piano duo transcription of Beethoven’s symphony No. 9 composed by Liszt as well. They performed Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen on multiple stages. They played Bartók’s Concerto in collaboration with the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zoltán Kocsis.

 

They also appeared on international stages as well in Salzburg, Milan, Munich, London, Paris, New York, Sao Paulo and Tokio, just to mention a few. Their latest recordings are the piano duets of Barnabás Dukay and Via Crucis by Satie and Liszt. They regularly perform Dukay’s piano pieces for one, two and three pianos that were dedicated to them in Hungary, America, Japan and many countries in Europe.