BM, Zoltán Kodály Conservatory, Kecskemét
MM, Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest
MM, Indiana University, Bloomington
DMA candidate at Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest *
Joined LMC faculty in 2007
Share with us some of your professional accomplishments.
While maintaining a busy teaching schedule at the University of Szeged and the Vántus Conservatory, I also enjoy an active international performing career as well, performing solos with the Budapest Strings, the Orchestra de Ciudad de Buenos Aires, among others. My performances include appearances in Hungary, Italy, Poland, Austria, Germany, Argentina, the Middle East and throughout the United States.
Since establishing my private studio in the United States in 2001, my students have been regular top prize winners at piano competitions, and several of them have continued their studies at the Juilliard School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Bowdoin and Indiana University School of Music.
I am currently pursuing a Doctoral degree at the Franz Liszt Academy, while holding a full time teaching position at the University of Szeged, serving as International Liaison for the Music Department.
What excites you about Luzerne Music Center?
Luzerne Music Center is a magical place! I will be returning for my 12th summer here, where I have witnessed so many students go through positive life changing experiences. The peaceful setting of the whispering pines and the lake create the atmosphere that brings us close to one another as human beings as well as musicians. The opportunities and insight we are able to give these young musicians by living in such close proximity, leading by example and letting them witness the daily life of professional musicians is priceless.
What can campers expect to learn working with you this summer?
While working together, all piano students can expect to utilize my extensive knowledge of music, piano playing and repertoire as a treasure chest: taking absolutely everything they need to better their own playing in an open and friendly environment. We each have different struggles at the various stages of learning piano. With daily masterclasses, I give students intensive and practical guidance towards successful, fulfilling and meaningful performances. I am eager to provide immediate help as well as long term advice in technique, serving the deeper understanding of musical meaning and expression.