SZABÓ, Ferenc János (HUN)
Collaborative Pianist, Song Repertoire
Ferenc János Szabó (1985, Pécs), pianist and musicologist. Graduated with honours from the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy as a piano pupil of Jenő Jandó and Sándor Falvai in 2008. He also studied chamber music MA at the Kunstuniversität Graz. He received his DLA degree as a pianist in 2012, and his PhD degree as musicologist in 2018. He is a founding member of the THReNSeMBle contemporary chamber music ensemble and the piano trio “Trio Duecento Corde”. As the pianist of the later, he won several prizes at international competitions and held the Annie Fischer and Martha Debelli scholarships. He cooperates regularly with singers, from March 2013 he has been senior lecturer and coach at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in the class of Éva Marton and Andrea Meláth. In 2018 he won 1st Prize at the Danubia Talents International Liszt Competition in Rome (Chamber Music category, Liedduo).
In the first half of 2011 he worked as a research fellow at the Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum and Research Centre. From September of the same year he has been a research fellow at the Institute for Musicology (Research Centre for the Humanities, The Hungarian Academy of Sciences). His research field is the history of Hungarian sound recording and Hungarian operatic performance practice. From 2014 to 2017 he was the scientific leader of the Archives of the Gesellschaft für Historische Tonträger (Vienna). He won in 2013 the Postdoctoral Scholarship of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music and the Postdoctoral Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, in 2014 the Youth Award of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and in 2016, 2017 and 2018 the Zoltán Kodály Scholarship.
You can communicate with Mr. Szabó in English, German, Hungarian.