Gergely Kovacs

Hungarian classical pianist Gergely Kovacs is clearly one of the most promising talent of his generation.

Performed in Indonesia, Singapore, Israel, the United States and numerous countries and cities of Europe. Represented Hungary at international piano competitions, and won top prizes at Franz Liszt piano competitions in Los Angeles, New York and Budapest.

He had his debut at Carnegie Hall (2019) where the full house Weill Recital Hall had a standing ovation. After his performance of Chopin ballades and Liszt pieces the audience had similar reviews: “Spectacular! He took my breathe away…talent personified!” “Only one word: excellent…”

Kovacs has particular sensitivity for romantic and twentieth century piano music. Especially Liszt, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Ravel and Bartók give the majority of his repertoire. But he also prefers Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms and contemporary composers.

Kovacs studied at Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and his masters were Gábor Eckhardt, Gyöngyi Keveházi, Attila Némethy, Balázs Réti and György Nádor. He graduated with his Soloist Master Degree with the leadership of Prof. Kálmán Dráfi, world famous pianist and professor from Japan to Hungary.

He is mentored by Steinway Artist Adam Gyorgy, his scholarship winner and supported by the Adam Gyorgy Foundation New York.

Chamber music is also indispensable from Kovacs’ career. Works together with almost every formation with strings, singers, and sometimes bigger ensembles. Also his repertoire includes the majority of piano concertos from romantic period and twentieth century.

Gergely regularly gives masterclasses to the talented members of the young generation. He is at the faculty at Adam Gyorgy Castle Academy and holds his own masterclasses in Hungary and abroad.

Kovacs believes in tradicions and reforms at the same time. Classical music is a mixture of these two. “We need to renew ourselfes and convert something that was hundreds of years ago to the language of nowadays” – he says. In his performances he attempts to create a channel between music and the audience.