Music director of Virtuosos
Gergely Bogányi is a Hungarian pianist.
Coming from a musical family, Gergely Bogányi is one of the youngest ever pianists to have won the Kossuth Prize, becoming one of the leading pianists of his generation.
Bogányi, alongside his virtuoso piano playing, is known for his revolutionary piano designs. “There have been no major developments in piano construction in over 100 years,” says Bogányi. The piano he designed is known as the “bat-piano”.
Gergely Bogányi has had success in several national and international competitions.
In 1996 he won the International Franz Liszt Competition in Budapest. The name of other competition winners may be seen on the official “Filharmonia Budapest” webpage.
Gergely Bogányi was appointed a citizen of honour in his native town Vác at the age of 22.
In 2000 he was awarded the Liszt Prize by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage.
In 2000 the Cross Merit of the White Rose of Finland by the President of the Finnish Republic.
In 2001 his series of “Chopin’s complete piano works” received the Hungarian Gramofon Prize in the category of “Best concert event and performing artist in Hungary”.
On March 15, 2004 he received the highest artistic award of Hungary, the Kossuth Prize hu:Kossuth-díj.
Bogányi has performed worldwide, and performs as a soloist with leading orchestras, for example the London Philharmonic in 2004.
On November 27–28, 2010 he performed all the compositions of Frédéric Chopin at Palace of Arts (Művészetek Palotája in Hungarian) in Budapest.
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At the opening ceremony of the 17th FINA Water Sports World Championship, Gergely Bogányi pianist presented Ferenc Liszt’s 2nd Rhapsody (from 1:13:00):
Gergely Bogányi, Mariann Peller, Bonino Anna-Sofia and Levente Molnár talked with Ashton Kucther in the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix in 2017: