Borbély László

Borbély László produkciója nem a legérettebb, legerőteljesebb, hanem abszolút értelemben, minden ízében érett, jelentős előadó-egyéniséget mutató zongorázás volt

(Malina János, Muzsika, 2010. január)


photo: Mihály Borsos (misi)

photo: Mihály Borsos (misi)

László Borbély was born in 1984. In 2007 he got his diploma with honours (Master of Music in Performance and Teaching) at the Liszt Academy of Budapest. Between 2007 and 2013 he had been a DLA student of the University, where he recently received his doctoral degree („Summa cum Laude”). For five years he is teaching 20th Century and contemporary Music for Piano at the Piano Faculty of the Liszt Academy. He participated at international festivals such Collegium Musicum Pommersfelden, Encuentro de Música y Academia de Santander (Spain), International Holland Music Sessions (The Netherlands), TCU/Cliburn Institute (USA, Fort Worth), Grottammare Liszt Festival (Italy), Raiding Liszt Festival (Austria), Liszt Festival of Pécs, Festival der Klänge Wien, Tiszadob Piano Festival (Hungary), Beethoven Festival Martonvásár (Hungary) and  International Bartók Festival Szombathely (Hungary). He won numerous prizes at national and international competitions. He won 2nd Prize and a special prize for the best performance of the set piece  at the EPTA International Piano Competition in Osijek (Croatia) in 2001. In the same year, he won the Great Prize of the national competition of secondary music schools in Békés-Tarhos. In 2002, he won the Yamaha Scholarship Award and also two 2nd and one 3rd prizes at different editions of the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition. He also won two special prizes there; for the „most artistic performance” and the special prize of the American Liszt Society. In 2003 he got the special prize of the Hungarian Ministry of Cultural Heritage at the national competition of the Hungarian Radio. Next Year he was first prizewinner at the Andor Földes national competition. In 2005 he won „Educational Award” at the London International Piano Competition. In 2006 he was 2nd prizewinner at the International Liszt-Bartók Piano Competition in Budapest and he also got the special prize of Budapest City. In 2009 he won 3rd prize and four special prizes at the National Haydn-Mendelssohn Piano Competition of the Hungarian Radio. He got the Annie Fischer Performers’ Scholarship three times (in 2008, 2009 and 2010). In 2009 he got „Junior Prima Prize”. He had lessons with Dmitrij Bashkirov, Csalog Gábor, Christopher Elton, Noel Flores, Péter Frankl, Márta Gulyás, Jan-Marisse Huizing, Zoltán Kocsis, György Kurtág, Claudio-Martinez Mehner, Piotr Paleczny, Murray Perrahia, Menahem Pressler, Ferenc Rados, Livia Rév, András Schiff, Tamás Ungár, Elisso Virsaladze, Mikhail Voskresensky, Rita Wagner. He had recitals in Europe, in the USA and in Japan. Since 2012 he is a member of „Quaartsiluni Ensemble” (artistic director: Lajos Rozmán)