Festival opening —
Mihály Berecz Solo Piano Recital
2022. 10th August 18:00
Kodolányi János Közösségi Ház és Könyvtár
2089 Telki, Petőfi Sándor u. 4
J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 998
Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1997, Mihály Berecz began studying the violin at the age of six. Whilst continuing to play violin in orchestras, three years later he chose to devote his studies to the piano with Edit Major and Erzsébet Belák. Mihály is currently a fourth-year undergraduate at London’s Royal Academy of Music studying with Christopher Elton.
As winner of the Debut Berlin International Concerto Competition in 2017, Mihály made his debut at the Philharmonie, Berlin in June 2017 with the German National Orchestra.
Mihály’s previous awards include gold prize at the 2nd Manhattan International Music Competition and the Harriet Cohen Bach Prize at the Royal Academy of Music.
He performed Liszt’s Hungarian Fantasy at the Konzerthaus, Berlin, in the 2013 Young Euro Classic Festival. Subsequently, at the invitation of Zoltán Kocsis, Mihály made his debut at the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall in 2013 in a performance of Ravel’s Concerto in G Major which was broadcast live by Bartók Radio.
Mihály’s interest in historical performance led to invitations to perform fortepiano concerti with renowned period-instrumental orchestras, such as the Orfeo Orchestra.
Having won the scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Arts, Mihály will be performing the complete solo works of Béla Bartók, in eight concerts at the Marble Hall of the Hungarian Radio during the 2020-2022 season.
He has participated in masterclasses with distinguished pianists and other musicians including Arie Vardi, Imogen Cooper, Pascal Devoyon, Ian Fountain, Tamás Vásáry, Malcolm Bilson, Adrian Brendel and Bengt Forsberg.