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Endre Hegedus Kossuth- and Liszt- prize awarded pianist

Portfolio 2016

Endre Hegedus www.hungarianpianist.com Contact: Katalin Hegedus Studio Liszt Ltd. +36-30-400-6722 hegeduskatica@gmail.com

Krisztina Cseko Meritum Arts Management +36-30-538-8434 krisztina.cseko@meritumarts.hu


Endre Hegedus

Kossuth- and Liszt-prize awarded Hungarian pianist

Portfolio 2016 Endre Hegedus is a well-known Hungarian pianist in the international and Hungarian concert scene. During the 40 years of his career, he has performed more than 3,000 live concerts. He has recorded 35 CDs and 5 DVD albums. The total length of his concert films for television exceeds 35 hours. His vast repertoire, focusing mainly on composers of the romantic era, includes a special interest for piano works of Chopin and Franz Liszt. He participated in 20 international piano competitions, in Athens, Milan, Sydney and Budapest among others, and won altogether10 prizes. He has received many honors and prizes in his native Hungary. The most important state-prizes are the Franz Liszt Prize in 2000, and the highest cultural honor given by the Hungarian state president, the Kossuth Prize in 2014. He has played concerts on four continents, and has toured 77 times in Japan and 26 times in the U.S. He has given guest performances to great acclaim in several countries in Europe, in Australia, Japan, Canada and the United States. Endre Hegedus often performs as a soloist of concertos for piano and orchestra. He has played with the leading Hungarian orchestras and also with the Symphonic orchestras of Sydney, Milano, Bruno and Utah. With his wife Katalin Hegedus (who is also a pianist) they often perform works for piano duet and two pianos in Hungary and abroad alike. Katalin Hegedus received her diplomas in piano and choral conducting at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary. She regularly performs with her husband, with programs of piano pieces for four hands and for two pianos four hands in Hungary and abroad. She performs often in chamber music ensembles and she is in live demand as an accompanist. She is also a successful concert organizer. “With my music, I wish to show that I serve a cause, the cause of beauty. With my music I wish to show the beauty of music that makes souls open and that gives joy, experience and energy to the soul.�

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Endre Hegedus

Kossuth- and Liszt-prize awarded Hungarian pianist

Portfolio 2016

Biography and awards Studies 1980 He graduated from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest as a pianist. His professors were Istvan Antal, Zoltan Kocsis, Ferenc Rados, Andras Schiff and Anna Hajdu. 1980 After graduation he attended Bruno Leonardo Gelber’s and Tamás Vasary’s master classes several times.

Honors and awards International piano competitions: He won prizes at ten international piano competitions, among them first prize at the Rina Sala Gallo International Piano Competition in Monza, Italy and at the International Piano Competition Sergei Rachmaninov in Morcone, Italy. He was awarded second prize at the International Piano Competition in Sydney, Australia and at the Dino Ciani International Competition at the Scala in Milan. In 1986, the year of Liszt’s bicentenary, Endre Hegedus was awarded the LISZT COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE by the Ferenc Liszt Society and the Ministry of Culture. In October 1997 the Ferenc Liszt Society conferred on him for his achievements as a performer the GEORGES CZIFFRA-PRIZE distributed each third year. In March 1999 he was given the title STEINWAY ARTIST by the Steinway Centre in New York. The same year he was ranked among the best 300 active pianists of the world in England. On 15th March 2000 the Minister of Culture awarded him in the framework of the Hungarian millennial celebrations the LISZT-PRIZE. On 20th August 2011 he was decorated with the KNIGHT’S CROSS ORDER OF MERIT OF THE REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY for his performing art, which is deservedly popular beyond Hungary’s frontiers as well, particularly for his fascinating interpretation of Chopin’s and Liszt’s works.

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He has performed more than 3,000 live concerts He has played concerts on four continents. He has given guest performances to great acclaim in several countries in Europe, in Australia, Japan, Canada and the United States. (Adelaide, Athens, Auckland, Wien, Bombay, Bonn, Budapest, Brussels, Canberra, Eindhoven, Havana, Helsinki, Istanbul, Killarney, Kyoto, Linz, London, Los Angeles, Tirgu Mures, Milano, Moscow, Munich, New York, Bratislava, 3


Endre Hegedus

Kossuth- and Liszt-prize awarded Hungarian pianist

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Paris, Prague, Rome, Sofia, New-Delhi, Lugano, Meran, Osaka, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Santa Monica, Seattle, Stuttgart, Sydney, Sapporo, Seoul, Thessaloniki, Tokyo, Toronto, Warsaw, Washington and Wellington.) He has toured 77 times in Japan and 26 times in the U.S. Endre Hegedus often performs as a soloist of concertos for piano and orchestra. He has played with the leading Hungarian orchestras and also ( among others )with the symphonic orchestras of Sydney, Milano, Bruno and Utah.

Piano pieces for four hands and for two pianos four hands: Endre Hegedus regularly performs with his wife, Katalin Hegedus in Hungary and abroad with programs of piano pieces for four hands and for two pianos four hands.

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Endre Hegedus

Kossuth- and Liszt-prize awarded Hungarian pianist

Portfolio 2016 Publications CD and DVD publications  

More than 30 CD and DVD publications Latest issues: CDs and DVDs published in 2015: o Parban szuletett (“Musical Couplets”) – Endre and Katalin Hegedus play (CD, 2015) o Chopin piano solo works - Endre Hegedus (CD, 2015) o Chopin piano solo works - Endre Hegedus (DVD, 2015)

Books “Ferenczi Andrea: Hegedus at the piano” – “Conversations with Endre Hegedus” CD included with his Chopin interpretations (Harmat Publisher, Budapest, 2004) “Lelkem tele van szep hangokkal” – Ferenczi Andrea beszelget Hegedus Endrevel [My soul is filled with beautiful sounds – Andrea Ferenczi talks with Endre Hegedus] “Transzcendens etudok” - [Transcendental etudes] Harmat Publisher, Budapest, 2012 With a CD enclosed

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Endre Hegedus

Kossuth- and Liszt-prize awarded Hungarian pianist

Portfolio 2016

Concert videos (selected) 

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15 "Rakoczi March" (2011., Budapest, MUPA) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMvb2cxkbYQ

Tchaikowski: Piano concerto No. 1. (2012., Budapest, MUPA) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEuFFn3i6j4

Liszt: Piano concerto No. 2. (2011., Budapest, MUPA) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikmi-zISur8

Donizetti - Liszt: Lucia di Lammermoor – Reminiscences (2012. , Budapest, MUPA) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb6M02qdvGM

Wagner- Liszt: Tannhäuser Overture - concert paraphrase (2011., Budapest, MUPA) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0fD-bDvH_4

Chopin: Nocturne in B flat minor Op. 9 No. 1 (2015., Hodmezovasarhely) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S13Qi38eT_8

Chopin: Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 31 (2015., Hodmezovasarhely ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6vzaqh6FhU

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Endre Hegedus

Kossuth- and Liszt-prize awarded Hungarian pianist

Portfolio 2016

Concert program proposals for 2016 solo piano concerts, concertos for piano and orchestra and piano pieces for four hands – with Katalin Hegedus pianist Liszt and Bartók (solo piano concert) – Hegedus Endre Bartók: Evening at the Szeklers and Allegro barbaro Liszt: Sonetto di Petrarca No. 104 Liszt: God’s Blessing in the Loneliness Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 14 --Bartók: Sonatina Bartók: Old Hungarian Dance Tunes Wagner - Liszt: Wolfram’s Song to the Evening Star Donizetti - Liszt: Lucia di Lammermoor - Reminiscences Liszt: Dreams of Love No. 3 Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no. 15 “Rakoczi March” Solo piano concert Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23 Chopin: Waltzes. in b minor, Op. 69 and in G flat major, Op. 70 Chopin: Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 --Chopin: Andante spianato et grande Polonaise, Op. 22 Tchaikowski: Dumka – a rural scene Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Piano pieces for four hands – Endre Hegedus and Katalin Hegedus Mozart: Sonata in C major, K. 521 Beethoven: Sonata in D major, Op. 6 Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 2. 3. 6. 1. --Schubert: Hungarian Divertissement Liszt: Les Preludes – Symphonic Poem

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Endre Hegedus

Kossuth- and Liszt-prize awarded Hungarian pianist

Portfolio 2016 Solo and piano pieces for four hands Mozart: Sonata in C major, K.521 Beethoven: Sonata in C minor “Pathetique”, Op. 13 Chopin: Polonaise in a flat major, Op. 53 --Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No. 1 Liszt: The Fountains of the Villa d’Este Debussy: Little Suite Wagner - Liszt: Tannhauser Overture ”Chopin and Liszt – two good friends” Chopin: Etudes: in E major and in C minor “Revolutionary” , Op. 10 Chopin: Waltzes. in C sharp minor and in D flat major, Op. 64 Chopin: Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39 Chopin: Andante spianato et grande Polonaise Op. 22 --Liszt: At the stream Liszt: Sonetto di Petrarca No. 104 Liszt: The Fountains of the Villa d’Este Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 14 Concertos for piano and orchestra  Mozart: in D minor K. 466  Beethoven: No. 3 in C minor, No. 4 in G major and No. 5 in E flat major  Liszt: No. 1 in E flat major and No. 2 in A major  Chopin: No. 1 in E minor and No. 2 in F minor  Brahms: No. 1 in D minor and No. 2 in B flat major  Grieg: in A minor  Csajkovszkij: No. 1 in B flat minor  Rachmaninov: No. 2 in C minor and Variations on a Theme by Paganini  Gershwin: Rhapsody in blue  Bartok: No. 3

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Endre Hegedus

Kossuth- and Liszt-prize awarded Hungarian pianist

Portfolio 2016

Selected reviews “As good as Hegedus presented himself with other standard composers on his marathon concert, it was with the music of Liszt that he became a breathing incarnation of this 19th-century music legend. This guest soloist pulled timbres out of the Fazioli grand piano which dazzled and amazed.” (by Jeff Manookian – Salt Lake City)

“A musician like Hegedus would have been a celebrated virtuoso in Liszt’s time. There is hardly any pianist who could interpret Liszt in more authentic, affectionate and passionate manner. (…) It applies to Hegedus’s performance what Ignaz Moscheles once said about Liszt: „He does anything he wants to and does it splendidly; the hands risen high in the air strike down only seldom on a wrong key.” (by Jan Björn Potthast – Süddeutsche Zeitung)

"Endre Hegedus (…) proves to be a pianist of great talent. His Chopin is at time fast and diabolical but also subject to deep reverie when called for. The lyrical passages drag you into the music like very few versions I know. Fazil Say's devilish fingers can go faster still but he reaches not the level of poetry Hegedus demonstrates here." (Frederic Deubot)

“The next time pianist Endre Hegedus comes to town, you ought to hear him. The Hungarian virtuoso gave a spectacular recital at the Old Church on Friday evening (Oct. 12) of works by Chopin and Liszt, including a rarely heard Liszt fantasy of Bellini’s “Norma” and a Liszt transcription of Wagner’s “Tannhauser.” Hegedus plays with a style that makes the piano sing and at the same time has a genuine, earnest feeling.” (Northwest Reverb)

“The Drawing Room of Muckross House, Killarney is an exquisitely intimate venue in which to experience music, especially when the performer is as articulate, sincere, musical, and technically exciting as the Hungarian virtuoso, Endre Hegedus. He is an artist whose recordings I will seek out in the future.” (by Dr. Declan Townsend Killarny)

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Endre Hegedus

Kossuth- and Liszt-prize awarded Hungarian pianist

Portfolio 2016

“Music gives my life fulfillment. After more than 3,000 appearances I still believe that the pianist’s primary duty is to love his audiences and to present them devotedly and arduously with masterpieces chiseled with utmost care, enthusiasm, and labor over months and years. The long hours of daily practicing are an incredible source of joy to me. So much so that I cannot keep it to myself but have to pass it on to the largest possible audiences in the greatest number of places in the world. … This is the raison d’etre of my existence and the motivation of my zeal driving me to continue until my hands can bear. – All of it comes, as everything in my life, from God’s grace.”

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Endre Hegedus

Kossuth- and Liszt-prize awarded Hungarian pianist

Portfolio 2016

Further information Web:

http://hungarianpianist.com/

Biography:

http://hungarianpianist.com/about-me/bio/

Repertory:

http://hungarianpianist.com/about-me/repertory/

YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/hangtartaly

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/hungarianpianist

Photos:

http://hungarianpianist.com/hu/fotogaleria/

Contact Katalin Hegedus

Krisztina Cseko

Studio Liszt Ltd.

Meritum Arts Management

+36-30-400-6722

+36-30-538-8434

hegeduskatica@gmal.com

krisztina.cseko@meritumarts.hu

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