Bartók World Competition & Festival

KÁLVIN Balázs

19 December 1989

Hungary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He studied piano as a student of Mrs. Bálintné Gerstner at the Erkel Ferenc School of Music, Dorog, between 1994 and 2008. From 2008 until 2013, he attended the piano faculty of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music with László Baranyay and István Lantos, where he graduated summa cum laude. He joined master classes by, among others, Balázs Szokolay, Zoltán Kocsis, Márta Gulyás and Luis Fernando Pérez. He also completed the piano accompanist and répétiteur master’s degree, and has been solo singer répétiteur at the Hungarian State Opera since 2014. He made it into the semi-finals of the 2010 Vienna International Piano Competition, and took a special prize at the International Béla Bartók Piano Competition in 2012. He was involved in the gala recital of the composer’s round of the Bartók World Competition in 2018, and in spring 2019 he joined the concert by instrumentalists of the Hungarian State Opera at a recital titled From Shadow to Light in the Liszt Academy.

 

REPERTOIRE:


PRELIMINARY

Bartók: Suite, BB 70

Dohnányi: Rhapsody in C major, op. 11/3

Liszt: Two Concert Études – 1. Waldesrauschen


SEMI-FINAL

Bartók: Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, BB 83

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major (ʻWaldsteinʼ), op. 53 – 1. Allegro con brio

Dániel Dobos: Drumul Dracului


FINAL

Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, op. 52

Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-flat major, op. 83


GRAND FINAL

Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2, BB 101