Bartók World Competition


9 October 1990

United States of America







Hungarian-American pianist Peter Klimo has been studying piano since the age of nine. A Los Angeles native, he began his piano studies with Vicharini and Rosanna Marzaroli and continued with Tyler Tom. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music under Nelita True, and his master’s degree from the Yale School of Music under Péter Frankl, as well as an artist diploma from Texas Christian University with Tamás Ungár. He won third prize at the 2019 Bösendorfer International Piano Competition and second prize at the 2014 International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht, among other successes. A passionate chamber musician, he also regularly coaches and accompanies recitals of singers. Peter Klimo is currently pursuing his doctorate of musical arts in performance and literature at the Eastman School of Music with Alan Chow.




Bartók: Three Burlesques, BB 55

Dohnányi: Concert Etude in E-flat major, op. 28/3

Liszt: Transcendental Études – 12. Chasse-neige


Bartók: Sonata, BB 88

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 2 in A major, op. 2/2 – 1. Allegro vivace, 2. Largo appassionato

János Mátyás Stark: Toccata


Liszt: Harmonies poétiques et religieuses – 3. Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude

Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 5, op. 53


Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127