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Karoly Mocsari

  • Pianist


Károly Mocsári Recitals, chamber music performances and orchestra engagements:

Invitations by major orchestras in several countries to play as soloist:
Manchester Hallé, London Philharmonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Istambul Chamber Orchestra, New-Zealand Symphony, Berlin Radio Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Montreal Symphonic Orchestra, and Israel Symphonic Orchestra.

Worked with numerous conductors and solists, among them
Youri Bashmet, Jean Efflam Bavouzet, Sir Andrew Davis, Barbara Hendricks, Zoltán Kocsis, Kobayashi Ken-Ichiro, Sergei Nakariakov, Miklós Perényi, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Vladimir Spivakov, Tamás Vásáry as well as the Auer, Keller, Takács, and Tokyo Quartets.

2003  United States of America tour as a soloist with the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zoltan Kocsis and Zsolt Hamar, in15 states

Numerous concerts in more than thirty countries and in prestigious concert halls:
the Schauspielhaus and the Reichstag in Berlin, the Beethovenhalle in Bonn, the Wigmore Hall and the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Lisinski Hall in Zagreb, the Théâtre Maisonneuve in Montreal, the Kanagawa Hall in Yokohama, the Opera House of Mexico-City, the Auditorium of the Louvre, the "Salle Gaveau", the "Théâtre de la Ville" or the "Théâtre des Champs Élysées" in Paris.

 Participation at prestigious festivals in Europe, in North- and South-America, in Asia and North Africa as well as  at the "Festival de Musique en Mer sur le Mermoz".


Labels: Hungaroton, Timpani, REM, Agon, Philips, Hänssler
Recordings of Liszt and Bartók (1990-2007) are  highly acclaimed by the international professional press.
Contribution to the soundtrack of the film about Brahms entitled " Wären nicht die Frauen " (directed by  János Darvas) with Daniel Barenboïm, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Zoltán Kocsis, Itzhak Perlman.

Professional experience as professor of piano:

1990-1996 Européen Conservatoire de Musique de Paris
1990-2008 private students from Hungary, France and Japan
2009          Two weeks masterclass in Taiwan

Member of Jury at International Piano Competions:

•1996 Liszt International Piano Competition, Parma
•2006 Chopin International Piano Competition, Budapest
•2008 Liszt International Piano Competition, Utrecht
•2010 Ile de France International Piano Competition
•Invited for 2011 to Budapest and Weimar Liszt International Piano Competitions
Artistic Adviser of the French Liszt Society

Marital status: Married (Zsuzsanna Thullner), two children ((Júlia, (2005), Anna (2006))