István, the young cellist goes on stage, many in Europe know by now,
what to expect. "Magic" - confessed even his professors silently.
the audience's delight, the magic was honored with several prestigious
international prizes: István won the 63. Concours de Geneva
International Music Competition, and additional four special prizes as
well in 2008: the Audience prize, "Pierre Fournier" prize, "Coup de
Coeur Breguet" prize, he took the third prize of the International
Tchaikovsky Music Competition, Moscow in 2007, received a Special
Award from the International Tchaikovsky Charity Fund, in 2006 he was
awarded with the extra prize of the "Emanuel Feuermann Cello
Competition" at the Kronberg Academy, Berlin, first prize on the 13th
International Brahms Competition in Austria, and was given the first
prize of the "David Popper International Music Competition" three
début concert in 1998, The Hague, The Netherlands, he performed in
London, Florence, Prague, Kobe, Frankfurt, Moscow, Munich, St.
Petersburg, Switzerland, France, New York, and in China with great
success. Along his starting career, he played with world-famous
musicians: Ádám Fisher conductor, Zoltán Kocsis conductor, St.
Petersburgh Symphonic Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Music Orchestra
led by János Rolla. In the summber of 2006 he was honoured with the
possibility to give a concert with Radovan Vlatkovic (horn) at the
Internationa Music Festival in Santander, Spain.
István studies in the "Class of Special Talents" at the Franz Liszt
Academy of Music, Budapest (professor: László Mező), and from 2005 he
is a student of the Music Academy of Vienna (professor: Reinhard
Latzko). In the past years he took the masterclasses of Nataliz
Gutman, Natalia Shakhovskaja and János Starker. In March 2008 he was
awarded a special state prize.
Ábrahám-Nagyi studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest,
Hungary, where she received her Masters Diploma "Summa cum Laude" in
Piano Performance and Pedagogy in 1999 - studying with Professors
Kornél Zempléni, András Kemenes and Márta Gulyás. She also spent a
year as a student of Prof. Imre Rohmann at the Mozarteum, Salzburgh,
performed concerts in several European countries (Austria, Spain,
Belgium, France,Czech Republic), and in the United States - as soloist
and chamber musician. In Hungary several of her concerts were
broadcast live by the Hungarian State Radio, for whom she has made a
number of exclusive recordings.
performed in master classes given by Prof. Dimitri Bashkirov and Prof.
Lívia Rév, among others. In 1992 she won Thrid Prize at one of the
most prestigious national competition of Hungary, and in 1977 she
received the Special Prize of the Leó Weiner Chamber Music
Competition, Budapest, Budapest. She has also appeared in concerts
with the MÁV Symphony Orchestra in Budapest, under the baton of Ervin
Lukács and Tamás Gál.
been living in New York since 2001. She is a member of the piano
faculty, as well as the senior accompanist and chamber music
coordinator at LECPSM of Queens College, CUNY. In additions to that,
between April 2006 and June 2009 she was te Music Director of a very
exclusive learning center in Manhattan.
being a performer, she is a sought-after teacher. She is proud to
announce the September opening of her own Manhattan piano studio,
where she offers classes to all ages and levels.