Hungarian pianist Dénes Várjon made his Toronto debut in February 2015 and we discovered his commanding virtuosity. At the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, he studied piano with Sándor Falvai and chamber music with György Kurtág and Ferenc Rados, finishing his studies in 1991. He is a regular guest at the most prestigious festivals world-wide, has performed with major orchestras throughout Europe and in the US, and is a deeply committed chamber musician.
Dénes Várjon has recorded for Naxos, Capriccio and for Hungaroton Classics. His latest, in Jan. 2016, is his much-awaited recording of all five Beethoven piano concertos for Hungaroton.
His playing is not controversial or eccentric; his demeanor is modest and unremarkable. His interpretations were elegant, passionate and always technically impressive, his compelling artistry superior to some of the starrier pianists who perform regularly on the main stage of Carnegie Hall. The New York Times, Feb. 2016
|Beethoven||Bagatelles, Op. 126|
|Bartók||For Children – excerpts|
|Bartók||Elegy No. 2|
|Bartók||Improvisations, Op. 20|
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|Liszt||Sonata No. 2 in B Minor|