Zoltán Fejérvári © Balazs Borocz
The Hungarian pianist Zoltán Fejérvári, who was born in Budapest in 1986, studied with Dénes Várjon, András Kemenes, and Rita Wagner at the Franz Liszt Academy in his native city and with Dmitri Bashkirov in Madrid. He also attended master classes with Ferenc Rados, György Kurtág, and Sir András Schiff. Fejérvári was a prizewinner at the James Mottram International Piano Competition and the Concurso internacional de Piano Ricardo Viñes, received the Borletti Buitoni Trust Award in 2016, and won the Concours musical international de Montréal in 2017. Mitsuko Uchida invited him to the Marlboro Festival, where he performed in the summers from 2014 to 2016. Sir András Schiff chose him for his project “Building Bridges,” which introduces highly talented young pianists; in this context, Zoltán Fejérvári gave recitals in Berlin, Bochum, Brussels, Zurich, and Ittingen during the 2017-18 season. He has also performed in the United States in concerts at Weill Hall in New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Additional performances have taken him to the Gasteig in Munich, the Palau de Música Valencia, Turin, and Buenos Aires. As a soloist, Fejérvári has worked with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Hungarian National Orchestra, the Verbier Festival Orchestra, and the Concerto Budapest. He moreover devotes himself intensively to chamber music in performances with such colleagues as the violinists András Keller and Joseph Lin; the cellists Gary Hoffman, Ivan Monighetti, Frans Helmerson, and Steven Isserlis; and the horn player Radovan Vlatković. Fejérvári’s recording of Liszt’s Malédiction with the Budapest Chamber Symphony Orchestra received the Grand Prix du Disque in 2013. He has taught at the Liszt Academy in Budapest since 2014.