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.

Kollár Zsuzsa


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The hungarian pianist Zsuzsa Kollár is a very much thought after Artist for performances and recordings in the international musicscene and brings her artistic and musical approach to highest critical acclaim to a wide audience: ´´...the natural flow gives the recording a flair of round, sensitive, well thought through and deeply felt Schubert playing!´´ - Fono Forum.

In 1974 Zsuzsa Kollár won the 1st Prize in the International Competition for young Pianists in Usti - nad Labem and she also won many International Prizes as a Piano Duo together with Gabriella Láng and established a career as an exceptional chamber music player:
1982 Jesenik, Czechoslovakia
1982 Vercelli, Italy
1986 ARD Competition in Munich, Germany

These awards lead to wide concert tours throughout middle Europe (Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary just to mention a few) and regular radio recordings in the main studios in Germany; Bavaria Radio Company, Radio Cologne and Radio Saarland. ´´Virtuoso correspondence! The Kollár - Lang Duo in the Emperor´s Hall´´ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
She also performed several times in Canada touring in Vancouver and Victoria and appearing together with the Calgary Phiharmonic Orchestra.

Zsuzsa Kollár has made already CD recordings for international labels such as Naxos and Koch-Schwann (works by Mozart, Schubert, Reger, Busch etc.)and Hungaroton (Koessler, Moór, Seiber).
Starting in 1987 as a founding member of ´´Componensemble´´ a group specialising in contemporary music; she premiered many works by living composers and is also invited to perform frequently Solo and chamber-music in Hungarian Radio.

Zsuzsa Kollár was born in Budapest and at an early age she was accepted in the class for ´´High-Talented Young Musicians´´ at the Liszt Academy in her home town. In 1977 she started her further education as a student of the Jenő Jandó and from 1982-84 she continued her studies with Alfons Konstarsky in Munich and at the ´´Mozarteum University in Salzburg. In between she also received a scholarship by the recommendation of György Sebők to live in the Banff Centre-School of Fine Arts in Canada to realize artistical ideas through intense performing schedule. From 1987 throughout 1999 she attended regularly the masterclasses of György Sebők in Ernen (Schwitzerland) who had a main influence on her approach to musicmaking and teaching.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1995 Hommage Magyar Rádió MR 011 4 CDs
1997 Zongoraduók (Reger, Busch, Koessler)
(Music for Piano Duo (Reger, Busch, Koessler))
Koch-Schwann 3-1230-2 Own
1998 Schubert, Franz: Négykezes zongoraművek II.
(Schubert, Franz: Piano Works for Four Hands, Vol.2)
Naxos 8.553441 Own
2000 Mozart, W. A.: Zongoraduók I.
(Mozart, W. A.: Piano Duets, Vol.1)
Naxos 8.553518 Own
2002 Serei Zsolt: Nézek fel: csak fény
(Serei, Zsolt: I look up just light)
BMC Records BMC CD 073 Further contributor: Juniku Spartakus - violin
2003 Schubert, Franz: Négykezes zongoraművek III.
(Schubert, Franz: Piano Works for Four Hands, Vol.3)
Naxos 8.554513 Own
2004 Music Colors - Hungarian Contemporary Music (1989-2004) BMC HMIC BMC PCD 015 Not for sale - only for promotion
2005 Koessler, Hans: Trió-szvit hegedűre, mélyhegedűre és zongorára; F-dúr kvintett két hegedűre, mélyhegedűre, gordonkára és zongorára / Moór Emmanuel: II. gordonka-zongoraszonáta Op.55
(Koessler, Hans: Trio-Suite for Violin, Viola and Piano; Quintet in F major for two Violins, Viola, Cello and Piano / Moór, Emmanuel: Sonata No.2 for Cello and Piano)
Hungaroton HCD 32331 Own
2005 Seiber Mátyás: Kamaraművek
(Seiber, Mátyás: Chamber Works)
Hungaroton HCD 32405
2005 Seiber Mátyás: A költészethez / Kamaraművek és dalok
(Seiber, Mátyás: "To Poetry" / Chamber Works and Songs)
Hungaroton HCD 32405
2006 Haydn, Joseph: Piano Variations Naxos 8.553972
2008 A közelmúlt magyar fuvolája
(The Near Past of the Hungarian Flute)
Hungaroton HCD 32578 Own
2009 Victimae - Vokális és kamarazene
(Victimae - Vocal and Chamber Music)
Hungaroton HCD 32628
2011 My First Piano Album Naxos 8.578207
2012 Min Forste Klavermusik - My First Piano Album Naxos 8.578236
2020 Rivka Golani - Zsuzsa Kollár: Viola Romance (Kreisler, Elgar, Dvorák, Brahms, Schumann) Hungaroton HCD 32811-12 Own
2 CDs