Tamás Ungár

Pianist Tamás Ungár has earned worldwide acclaim for his powerful performances and innovativeprogramming. A regular guest artist at numerous music centers in the United States,
he also performs and teaches frequently all over the globe. Between the 1997-99 seasons he performed over 70 concerts in America, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Romania, England, Taiwan, Hong Kong, The People's Republic of China, Korea and Japan. Some of the highlights
of recent seasons include performances with the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra, performing as soloist/conductor of Mozart Piano Concertos at the University of Leeds, as Artist-in-Residence and a return visit to present a solo recital and master class series at the Liszt Academy in Budapest.

In addition to his performing commitments, Tamás Ungár has become one of United States'
best-known and most respected teachers of the piano. As Founder - Executive Director of PianoTexas International academy & Festiva and member of the TCU Piano Faculty, he attracts students from across America and as far afield as Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Kazakstan, Korea, Hungary, Japan, Malaya, Mexico, Poland, Republic of Georgia, Singapore, Russia and Taiwan. His students have received prizes
in national and international competitions, have performed in prestigious music centers including Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Recital Hall , New York City and have made numerous recordings. For the Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, three of his students were invited to participate, an achievement reserved for very few teachers.

Since 1989 Tamás Ungár has been a regular guest teacher at the most important music centers in China. In 2006 he was appointed as Artistic Director of the Beijing International Piano Festival and Artistic Advisor for the Zhou Guangren Summer Piano Institute in Qingdao.

Dr. Ungár's most influential teachers included Alexander Sverjensky at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Lajos Hernádi at the Liszt Academy in Budapest and György Sebök at Indiana University, where he was awarded the Doctorate in Music. Prior to his present position he taught at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Purcell School, England and at the University of California at San Diego.

Tamás Ungár records exclusively for CALA Records .