Artist database

This is the Artist Database of BMC, which includes information about composers, musicians, orchestras, choirs and groups that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary, as well as information about releases recorded with them.

Ábrahám Mariann


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

14 July 1933 (Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary) - 31 January 2023

Mariann Ábrahám was born on the 14th of July 1933 at Hódmezővásárhely (Hungary). She received her degree from the Liszt Ferenc Music Academy in Budapest, under the tutorship of Pál Kadosa. Her training continued with Amadeus Webersinke in Dresden and with Jakov Zak at the Tchaikowsky Conservatory in Moscow. After her return to Hungary she continued her activities as a performer, being employed by the Philharmonia organisation. As the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship she spent a longer period in the USA, where she did research, gave concerts and lectures and held master classes. Her name is associated with the first performances of the four books of the Note Pages and a number of other piano works by contemporary composers. She is well-known for lectures at conferences and as a jury member at national and international competitions. She has received numerous awards and distinctions from the Sate in recognition of her musical activities (the Weiner Prize, the Apáczai Csere János Prize, the Artisjus Prize [in 1987, 1999 and 2003], the UNESCO award [in France] and the Árpád Gold Medal [in the USA]. She was awarded a doctorate for her work on documenting the life-work of the great Hungarian musician and teacher Margit Varró. She is President of the Hungarian section of the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA) and professor at the Béla Bartók Conservatory in Budapest.

1976, 1985 - Excellent Teacher
1992 - Gold Medal, Silver Medal of the Cleveland (Ohio) Árpád Academy Art Department
1993 - Weiner Award, National Association of Hungarian Artists Music Section
1996 - UNESCO World Decade for Cultural Development Plaquette
1999 - Apáczai Csere János Award

She died at the age of 89 on the 31st of January 2023.