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.

Bächer Mihály


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

22 July 1924 Budapest – 6 April 1993 Budapest

Pianist, teacher of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, winner of the Liszt Prize, also Merited Artist of Hungary.

He started his music studies in the National Music School (the oldest music institute of Budapest), and then continued at the piano department of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music as pupil of György Faragó and Béla Böszörményi Nagy.

In 1956 he won second prize at the International Liszt Piano Contest in Budapest. From 1962 he taught piano at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, along with such famous artists as Pál Kadosa or Zoltán Horusitzky.

His interpretations of Liszt and Beethoven are prominent. He issued numerous records, performing works by Beethoven, Liszt, Brahms and contemporary Hungarian composers. Bächer toured in many European countries, but he had outstanding success in Japan, China, Iran and the USSR as well. Until 1987 he was soloist of the National Philharmony.

For his artistic performance he was awarded with Liszt Prize in 1953 and 1959. In 1973 he became Merited Artist of the People’s Republic of Hungary.