Klára Würtz was born in Budapest, Hungary, and started playing the piano at the age of five. As a child she soon showed an exceptional talent for this instrument. Her musical career started in the early seventies, when she became a member of the Hungarian Children’s Choir of Radio and Television.
At seventeen, she studied at the Budapest Franz Liszt Academy with Zoltán Kocsis, Ferenc Rados and György Kurtág. Later on, she received scholarships from András Schiff for his masterclasses in Prussia Cove, England.
In 1985 she won the Ettore Pozzoli piano competition in Milan. In 1988 she was one of the prize winners at the International Piano Competition in Dublin. In 1989 she passed with distinction as a performing artist and music pedagogue at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.
In 1991 she signed up with Columbia Artists Management, New York, and since then has performed over a hundred concerts in the United States and Canada. She made her North American debut with orchestra as the soloist in Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto with the Czech Philharmonic conducted by Jiri Belohlavek. Her most successful recitals were in the Kennedy Center, Washington and at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago. In 2001 she made her successful debut in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam playing Schumann’s Piano Concerto with the Philharmonia der Nationen conducted by Justus Frantz.
Klára Würtz is active as a chamber music player, playing with the Amsterdam Klavier Trio, Israeli cellist Timora Rosler, and performed with violinists such as Janine Jansen and Dmitri Makhtin.