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Perényi Miklós


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

5 January 1948 Budapest

Famous cello player, teacher of the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy.

As extraordinary talent he was accepted to the pre-school of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music already at the age of seven. First he became pupil of Miklós Zsámboki, then from 1959 the pupil of Ede Banda. He also learned performing art and art analysis from Albert Simon. He gave his first solo concert at the Music Academy in 1957, at the age of nine. Later on, he participated at the master courses of Enrico Mainardi in Salzburg, Luzern and at the Santa Cecilia Accademia in Rome, where he graduated in arts in 1962.

He won second prize at the Pablo Casals Cello Contest 1963 in Budapest. In 1965 and 1966, and between 1969 and 1972 he was invited to the master courses of Pablo Casals. Throughout his career he gave concerts in almost every prestigious concert hall of the world. He performed at the Marlboro Festival, in Luzern, Rome, Munich, Prague, Salzburg, Vienna, Warsaw, Berlin, Kronberg, but also in Japan, China, in North and South America and in many other places. As chamber partner of András Schiff he played at the Schubertiade that was held in Hohenems, Austria. He also performed at the London Wigmore hall, the Edinburgh Festival and the Ruhr Festival. He often gives concerts with the Keller String Quartet, too.

Miklós Perényi has been teaching at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy since 1974, at the moment he is university professor of the institution. Beside giving concerts and teaching he also composes music.

His repertoire ranges from baroque to twentieth century music, including contemporary compositions as well. A number of his albums have been released by the top record companies. His co-production with András Schiff – the album including the complete cello works of Beethoven – won the Cannes Classical Award in 2005.

He was honored with many awards, like the Liszt Prize (1970), the title Merited Artist (1976), the Kossuth Prize (1980, 2007), the title Excellent Artist (1984) and the Bartók-Pásztory Award. In France he won the title Chevalier de l’orde des Arts et des Lettres (2002). He also received the Middle Cross of Merit of Order of the Hungarian Republic (2006) and the Prima Primissima Award (2007).
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
Mozart, W. A.: Clarinet Trio, K498 "Kegelstatt" & Piano Trios K502 & K542 Elatus 2564-61733-2
1966 Beethoven, Ludwig van: Szonáták gordonkára és zongorára
(Beethoven, Ludwig van: Sonatas for Violoncello and Piano)
Qualiton LPX 1282 Own
1978 Liszt Ferenc: Kamaraművek
(Liszt: Chamber Music)
Hungaroton HCD 11798
1979 Bozay Attila: II. Vonósnégyes, No. 2, Op. 21; Improvizációk No. 2, Op. 27; Malom, Op. 23
(Bozay, Attila: String Quartet, No. 2, Op. 21; Improvisations No. 2, Op. 27; The Mill Op. 23)
Hungaroton SLPX 12058 LP
1979 Beethoven, Ludwig van: Szonáták gordonkára és zongorára (Összes)
(Beethoven, Ludwig van: Sonatas for Cello & Piano (Complete))
Hungaroton HCD 11928-29 Own
2 CDs
1980 Brahms, Johannes: Sonatas for Cello and Piano Hungaroton Own
1989 Zene gordonkára és zongorára
(Music for Cello and Piano)
Hungaroton HCD 31140 Own
1989 Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix: A Midsummer Night's Dream (excerpts) / Hebrides / Songs Without Words (Kovacs, I. Fischer, Perenyi, Kocsis, Dubourg) Naxos CA15623
1990 The Instruments Of Classical Music Vol.6 - The Cello Laserlight 15240
1990 The Instruments Of Classical Music Vol.6-10 Laserlight 15980 5 CDs
1992 Romantic Moments Vol.5 - Mendelssohn
(Romantic Moments Vol.5 - Mendelssohn)
Laserlight 14055
1993 Romantic Moments Vol.1-5 Laserlight 35865 5 CDs
1994 Ligeti György: Zongoraverseny; Csellóverseny; Kammerkonzert
(Ligeti, György: Piano Concerto; Cello Concerto; Chamber Concerto)
Sony SK 58945
1994 Dvořák, Antonín: Gordonkaverseny Csajkovszkij, Pjotr Iljics: Változatok egy rokokó témára Hungaroton HCD 12868 Own
1994 Kurtág György - Portraitkonzert - Salzburg, 1993. augusztus 10.
(Kurtág, György - Portraitkonzert - Salzburg, 10. 8. 1993.)
Col Legno WWE 31870 2 CDs
1996 Perényi Miklós és Kocsis Zoltán hangversenyfelvételei (1989-1995)
(Miklós Perényi & Zoltán Kocsis in Concert)
Hungaroton HCD 31673 Own
1996 Kurtág György: Musik für Streichinstrumente ECM Records ECM 1598
1996 Classic Masterworks - Antonin Dvorak Capriccio C49039
1996 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Viola in E flat/Trio for Piano, Violin & Cello No 4 in E K542 and No 3 in B flat K502 Teldec 4509-99205-2 Own
1997 Beethoven, Ludvig van: I. (C-dúr) zongoraverseny Op. 15, Hármasverseny Op. 56 Hungaroton HCD 4032
1997 Schubert, Franz: Piano Trios Teldec 0630-13151-2 Own
2 CDs
1997 Schubert, Franz: C-dúr vonósötös D. 956, c-moll vonósnégyes (quartettsatz) D 703 Hungaroton CLD 4035
1998 Mentsük meg a Zeneakadémiát!
(Let's Save the Liszt Academy!)
Hungaroton HCD 31841
1998 Bozay, Attila: Zongoraszonáták Nos. 1,2 Op. 33/a, b; Szonáta hegedűre és zongorára Op. 34; Szonáta gordonkára és zongorára Op. 35
(Piano Sonatas Nos. 1,2 Op. 33/a, b; Sonata for Violin and Piano Op. 34, Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 35)
Hungaroton HCD 31789
1999 Farkas Ferenc: Zenekari művek
(Farkas: Works for Orchestra)
Hungaroton HCD 31851
1999 A bécsi klasszicizmus lassú tételekben I.
(The Vienna Classicism in Slow Moments Vol. 1)
Hungaroton HRC 1047 Echo Collection
1999 Perényi Eszternek ajánlva
(Dedicated to Eszter Perényi)
Hungaroton HCD 31784
1999 Magyar szerzők művei gordonkára
(Hungarian Cello Music)
Hungaroton HCD 31835 Own
1999 Eötvös Péter: Psalm 151, Psy, Triangel BIS Records BIS-CD-948
2000 Bozay plays Bozay Hungaroton HCD 31936
2001 Versenyművek
Hungaroton HCD 31989
2001 50 éves a Hungaroton - Vonósművészek (1951-2001)
(Fifty Years of Hungaroton - String Players)
Hungaroton HCD 32091-3 3 CDs
2002 Szőllősy András: III. Concerto, Tristia (Maros-sirató), Fabula Phaedri, Miserere, Töredékek Hungaroton HCD 31727
2002 Bottesini, Givoanni: Kompozíciók nagybőgőre IV. - kettősversenyek
(Works for Double Bass, Vol.4 - Double Concertos)
Hungaroton HCD 32100 Complete edition / First recordings
2003 Gyászzenék
(Funeral Music)
Hungaroton HCD 32260
2003 Beethoven, Ludvig van: Complete Music for Piano and Violoncello ECM Records ECM 1819/20 Own
2 CDs
2004 András Schiff Artist Portrait Warner 2564-61588-2
2006 Haydn, Joseph: Symphonies, Concertos, String Quartets, The Creation (Masterpieces) Capriccio C49520
2016 Ferenc Farkas: Complete Chamber Music for Cello, Volume One Toccata Classics TOCC 0345 First recordings
2017 Kocsis Zoltán: A Tribute Hungaroton HCD 32803-04
2017 Zoltán Kocsis – A Tribute Hungaroton HCD 32803–04 2 CDs
2019 The Masters Collection: Zoltán Kocsis Hungaroton HCD 32840-42 3 CDs
2020 Johann Sebastian Bach: Solo Cello Suites Hungaroton HCD 32834-35 Own
2 CDs
2021 Romantic Cello - The Essential Classics of Schumann, Dvořak, Chopin & Others Hungaroton HCD 32855
2021 Don't Hold Me Bach - The Essential Classics of the Baroque Composer J. S. Bach Hungaroton HCD 32856
2024 Johannes Brahms: Complete Piano Quartets Hungaroton 32830-31 2 CDs