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.

Rohmann Imre

piano, conductor

Place of Birth
Date of Birth

Imre Rohmann was born in Budapest, Hungary, and started playing the piano at the age of four. He studied piano and composition at the Bartók Conservatory, and later piano and chamber music at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest with Kornél Zempléni, Ferenc Rados, György Kurtág, András Mihály and Albert Simon. In 1980-81 he conducted with Karl Österreicher at the Music Academy in Vienna. He also took part in master classes of Jörg Demus.

He won the Special Prize of the Hungarian Radio´s Piano Competition, Third Prize of the International Liszt-Bartók Competition in Budapest, Hungary and First Prize of the International Chamber Music Competition in Bloomington, USA.

Since 1974 he has performed internationally as a soloist with the orchestras Dresdner Staatskapelle, the Dresdner Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Budapest Symphony, the Liszt Chamber Orchestra, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Ljubjana etc., and with partners such as Eugen Jochum, Péter Eötvös, Iván Fischer, Ádám Fischer, Jörg Demus, Thomas Riebl, András Keller, Stefan Ruha, Miklós Perényi, Erich Höbarth, Thomas Zehetmair, András Schiff, the Bartók String Quartet, Pro Arte Quartett, Chicago Symphony Chamber Players and many others. He has formed a piano-duo with his wife, Tünde Kurucz in 1985.

He has been piano professor at the Liszt Music Academy in Budapest, Hochschule der Künste, Berlin, and since 1990 at the Mozarteum in Salzburg where he recently lives. Since his first visit to Japan 1976, he has appeared there nearly every year as pianist and leads master-classes. (e.g. Toho Gakuen University, Showa University.) Since 2001 he has been a guest-professor of the University of Alcala de Henares, in Spain.

He was invited to give master-classes at the International Bartók Seminar in 1986, and also in the following 15 years, continuing this work in 2006. He was one of the initiators for the establishing of the Auer Summer Academy for Music in Veszprém, Hungary.

He has published his own transcriptions through Edition Simonffy (Bach, Johann Strauss, Stravinsky, Richard Strauss etc.). He arranged the piano-reduction of Péter Eötvös´s Piano Concerto for Schott in 2006. He has made recordings for Hungaroton, Denon, BMC, Preiser Records. Since 2002 he has regularly conducted the Budapest Chamber Symphony.

Current performances of Imre Rohmann
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