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.

Oravecz György

piano, organ

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Pianist György Oravecz was born in Budapest in 1963 and commenced his piano studies at the age of eight. In 1981 he entered the Franz Liszt Music Academy where his teachers were István Lantos and Zoltán Kocsis. In 1986 he won a scholarship from the Cziffra Foundation and in 1987 graduated as both performer and teacher. He then gave a series of extremely well received concerts in country all over Europe, and also played in Canada, the United States and also on several occasions, in Brazil. He has performed at many different festivals: Rovin (Yugoslavia), Clermont-Ferrand (France), Donau-Fest Ulm, Sonoptikum Frankfurt, Saarland Festival (Germany), Interfórum Fertőd, Szombathely Bartók Festival, Fazioli Festival and the Budapest Spring Festival. Since 1985, he has forged a reputation for himself as a Liszt specialist and one who has inherited the tradition of the “legendary musician”; perhaps one of the great acknowledgements of his prowess came in 1993, when he was asked by Italian scholars in Rome to first perform a newly restored piano that was originally built for Franz Liszt himself. In 2001, he won a scholarship from the Richard Wagner Society. He was also the first person to record Liszt’s Totentanz in the solo piano version and his Schubert-Liszt selection, released in 2002, also presented various musical rarities. In 2002, György Oravecz was a guest performer in Hong Kong where besides Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, he also played Grieg’s A minor concerto and Liszt’s Hungarian Fantasy.