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.

Várjon Dénes


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

1984-91 Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music (Professors: Sándor Falvai, Sándor Devich, György Kurtág, Ferenc Rados).
1985 Began taking part regularly in the masterclasses of András Schiff (Austria, Italy, England); Special prize, Hungarian Radio Competition; 1st prize, Leó Weiner Chamber Music Competition.
1988-91 Annual performances at the Open Chamber Music Festival in Prussia Cove (England)
1989 Following the festival in Prussia Cove, concert touring England (London, Bristol, Cricklade Festival)
1990 Received scholarship from the Hungarian Philharmony
1991 1st prize, Géza Anda International Piano Competition (Zürich)
1991 Faculty member of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music Teacher´s Training College
1992 Three records, recorded by the Capriccio and Naxos Recording Companies
Concerts: Academy of Music, Hungarian State Opera, Hungarian Radio, Budapest Spring Festival, Germany - Saarländische Rundfunk, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, France, England, Greece, Poland, Belgium

1997 - Liszt Award
2016 - Béla Bartók-Ditta Pásztory díj
2020 - Kossuth Award

Year Title Publisher Code Remark
Live from Wigmore Hall - Beethoven, Ludwig van: B-dúr trió, Op. 97; Haydn, Michael: G-dúr trió
(Live from Wigmore Hall - Beethoven, Ludwig van: Trio in B major, Op. 97; Haydn, Michael: Trio in G major (Gipsy))
BBC Music BBCW 1006-2-BBC Own
1988 Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Sonatas - Nos. 8, 12, 14, 21, 23, 24, 26 / Rondo a capriccio, "Rage over a lost penny" Capriccio C51123 2 CDs
1991 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Piano Concertos Vol.10, Nos.7 (K.242), 10 (K.365) and 15 (K.450) Naxos 8.550210
1993 Dohnányi - Lajtha: Sonata for Cello and Piano Op.8 - Sonata for Cello & Piano Op.17 - Concerto for Cello & Piano Op.31 Hungaroton HCD 31552
1993 Dohnányi Ernő: B-dúr szonáta Op. 8. / Lajtha László: Szonáta Op. 17; Concerto Op. 31
(Dohnányi, Ernst von: Sonata for cello & piano Op. 8. / Lajtha, László: Sonata for cello & piano Op. 17; Concerto for cello & piano Op. 31)
Hungaroton Own
1995 Fauré, Gabriel: Recquiem Op. 48; Liszt: Via Crucis S. 583 Hungaroton HCD/MK 31424
1995 Fauré, Gabriel: Requiem Op. 48/ Liszt Ferenc: Via Crucis S. 583 Hungaroton HCD 31424
1996 Chopin, Fryderyk: Kamarazene (G-moll szonáta Op. 65; G-moll Trió Op. 8)
(Chopin, Fryderyk: Chamber Music (Sonata in G minore for viloncello & piano Op. 65; Trio in G minore Op. 8))
Hungaroton HCD 31651 Own
1996 Classic Masterworks - Frederic Chopin Capriccio C49030
1996 Classic Masterworks - Johannes Brahms Capriccio C49032
1998 Veress Sándor: Zongoraverseny/Hommage á Paul Klee/Hat csárdás
(Veress, Sándor: Concerto for Piano, Strings and Percussion/Hommage a Paul Klee)
Teldec 0630-19992-2 Own
1999 Sommer Naxos 8.503045
1999 Magyar szerzők művei gordonkára
(Hungarian Cello Music)
Hungaroton HCD 31835 Own
2004 Classic Moods - Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Grieg Capriccio C18402
2004 Music Colors - Hungarian Contemporary Music (1989-2004) BMC HMIC BMC PCD 015 Not for sale - only for promotion
2004 András Schiff Artist Portrait Warner 2564-61588-2
2004 Sunset Classics Capriccio C67107-08
2004 Classic Moods - Puccini, Schubert, Wagner, Rubinstein, Tchaikovsky Capriccio C18404
2006 Szabó Csaba: Kamarazene, kórusművek
(Szabó, Csaba: Chamber Music, Choral Works)
Hungaroton HCD 32183 Sung in Hungarian
2010 Adagio 2 Naxos 8.578062-63 2 CDs
2010 Easy-Listening Piano Classics: Schumann Naxos 8.578083-84
2013 Klassik Ohne Krise: Gelassen geniessen Naxos 8.551300-01 2 CDs
2015 Ludwig van Beethoven összes zongoraversenye
(The Complete Piano Concertos of Ludwig van Beethoven)
Hungaroton HCD 32757–59 3 CDs
2016 Ferenc Farkas: Complete Chamber Music for Cello, Volume One Toccata Classics TOCC 0345 First recordings
2017 Simon Izabella & Várjon Dénes: A nagy fúga
(Izabella Simon & Dénes Várjon: The Great Fugue)
Hungaroton HCD 32797 Own
2022 The French Album - Works by Fauré, Ravel, Debussy Hungaroton HCD 32868 Own
2023 Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major, Hommage a Bruno Walter Hungaroton HC 32863 Own
2024 Johannes Brahms: Complete Piano Quartets Hungaroton 32830-31 2 CDs