Zsombor Tóth-Vajna keyboard specialist and conductor is one of the leading figures of the young music generation in Hungary. He studied playing harpsichord and organ at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music under the instruction of Borbala Dobozy, Miklós Spányi, Ágnes Ratkó and László Varga where he graduated with the highest honours.

 

He continued his studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, his professors were Menno van Delft (harpsichord, clavichord) and Richard Egarr (harpsichord, fortepiano), and organ with Jacques van Oortmerssen, and received his master degrees in organ, harpsichord, fortepiano and clavichord performance.

 

He also has a degree in medicine from the Semmelweis University, Budapest, where he is now leading his PhD studies.

He has performed concerts in many European countries and in the USA as a soloist as well as conducting and playing with various chamber music ensembles and orchestras led by prime conductors like Sigiswald Kuijken and Richard Egarr. He recorded several pieces for the Hungarian National Television and Radio. He is the artistic director of the Hungarian baroque orchestra Harmonia Caelestis in Budapest since its foundation in 2015, and he is the founder of the Piano e Forte Duo with his twin brother Gergely.

 

He attended in masterclasses with Pierre Hantai, Skip Sempé, Ton Koopman, Masaaki Suzuki, Malcolm Bilson, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Christine Schornsheim, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Jon Laukvik, and Hans Fagius in order to excel his keyboard performance.

 

As an organ player, despite his young age, he is an expert of historical instruments: he played concerts on several important organs such as the famous Christian Müller organ in St. Bavo Haarlem and Waalse Kerk Amsterdam, the „Bach Organ” in the Thomaskirche Leipzig and the Schnitger organs in Hamburg and Alkmaar. As a harpsichord player, he had performances conducted by Sigiswald Kuijken, Richard Egarr, András Keller and Gábor Hollerung.

 

He was awarded with the Kerpel-Fronius prize in 2013, and was elected among the 50 most talented young Hungarians by Le Femme Magazine in 2015.

 

 

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