Biography

Adam Gyorgy is one of today's leading classical pianists, celebrating an international career for over 15 years by now. He is a regular performer at New York City’s Carnegie Hall among other leading venues, his unique, elegant style on the piano sets him apart from his peers. He bravely incorporates his own, minimalistic compositions to his programs, while he follows the tradition of the greatest pianists with programing the most important classical works. As Adam says: "The most important thing for me is to love the repertoire I am performing. How could I expect my audience to love what I am doing if I am not in perfect harmony with it? Well needed to learn the classical repertoire, but why not only perform the pieces we truly love?"
This mentality, his genuine approach to music helped him to grow his own audience globally. The listeners know that his recitals are genuine expressions of his artistry, even if he starts with a simple idea just developing it on stage, or he chooses to begin with a Bach Partita. Adam's favorite repertoire embraces the most important works of Chopin and Liszt, he often picks his favorite works from Bach and Mozart. He refused to release his Carnegie Hall album with great deal of criticism to himself, yet it became the best-selling record of his releases as of today. His videos are most popular on social media with millions of views also serving an educational purpose to the next generation, which role he takes with responsibility.

The Classical Journey 
Adam Gyorgy was accepted to the Béla Bartók Conservatory as a child prodigy in 1994, at the age of 12. He flourished under the tutelage of his piano teacher, Katalin Halmagyi, who continues to be his mentor and a key member of his creative team. In 1998 he won the National Youth Piano Competition, and two years later won Hungary's Pianist 2000 award at the age of 18. He was accepted at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest in 2000 and studied under Professor György Nador and Balazs Reti. He graduated in 2006 and is currently working on his doctoral degree at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.
In 2002 Adam won the Vienna Classics Prize (Wiener-Klassik-Preis) with his outstanding interpretation of Haydn’s Sonata in G major (No. 54). In 2004 he won all prizes (First Prize, Grand Prize and Special Prize) at the First International Chopin Piano Competition in Budapest. That same year, CNN World Report identified him as a “rising star.”

In 2005 Adam was invited to the Steinway Artist community. After touring extensively in Asia, in 2012 he performed Chopin's Winter Wind etude to 300 million people live on TV at the UEFA European Football Championship Opening Ceremony. He gradually grew his social media following, becoming to be the most followed classical musician in the world in 2019. In 2013 he filmed his music video ‘A Day in New York’ at Grand Central Terminal in New York. He (received) the Golden Cross of Merit from the President of Hungary in 2016. , He) becomes Cultural Ambassador of Hungary in the United States in 2017. He received the Franz Liszt Prize, the highest musical recognition in Hungary in 2020, a signal honor that places him into the company of Andras Schiff, Zoltan Kocsis among many of his predecessors. His mission includes perfecting his storytelling on the piano and bringing his music to as many friends and fans around the world as he can. 
He continues to tour around the world, delighting audiences in the United States, Europe and Asia. 

About Adam...

The rising star from Hungary.” 
CNN World Report 2006 

 

This (...) Magyar lad was channeling Horowitz -- and beyond.. there is not doubt that Gyorgy knows how to make a 12-foot concert grand sing, how to make the line flow and swell.
Ken Krimstein, CultureCatch, New York, 2008

 

"Adam Gyorgy, the “Franz Liszt diplomat” from Hungary, combines music with passion.
CNN World Report, Jakarta, Indonesia  2004 

 

When Gyorgy's in full throttle, he could even give Pink Floyd a run for the money.
Ken Krimstein, CultureCatch, New York, 2008

 

The pianist seemed most at home with the works of fellow Hungarian Liszt, giving a sparkling and rippling delivery of La Campanella, where images of the titular bells were conjured up by the pin-point articulation and execution
The Straits Times, Singapore 2008 

 

With the showy program it would have been easy to fall into trap of indulgent narcissism but the pianist displayed prudent economy of movement and cut out the exaggerated gestures... It did not hurt that he was easy on the eye. With the right packaging and promotion this young man could well have women swooning  in his presence a la Franz Liszt in his heyday.
The Straits Times, Singapore 2008