Emese Virag, piano
Salon Montgomery, Grand Hotel Park Gstaad - Saturday 7 January 2012
Emese Virag is a pianist, coach and teacher at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. As the accompanist of renowned singers and newly as a soloist, she regularly performs in Hungary and abroad including the Contemporary Music of Budapest, Budapest Spring Festival, Budapest Goethe-Institut, Institut Francais and Instituto Italiano.
Many of her concerts have been recorded by Hungarian Radio. She frequently plays contemporary Hungarian music and has given the first performance of many compositions.
In 2007 she was awarded the Gundel Prize of Arts and in 2008 the Ferenc Liszt Prize. Her CD containing world premiere recordings of works by Hugo Wolf was released in 2008.