Tünde Krasznai

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Hungarian pianist born in Klausenburg, Tünde Krasznai studied the piano at the “Sigismund Toduta Liceul de Musica” in Klausenburg and at the“Weiner Leó Conservatory of Music” in Budapest. She was then admitted to the renowned “Franz Liszt Academy of Music” in Budapest graduating from there in 2006 with a Masters Degree in Piano Performance and Teaching. Whilst at the Academy she studied with Balázs Szokolay, Attila Némethy and Balázs Réti, took part in Master Classes with Gergely Bogányi, György Sebők, Dimitri Bashkirov and Leslie Howard, whilst also continuing her work as recitalist, concerto soloist and teacher.

In 2008 she received an additional Scholarship for her postgraduate studies to Montclair by the “John J. Cali School of Music” to study piano performance with professor David Witten and chamber music with the world wide famous Shanghai Quartet.

She was participated in several piano competitions since the age of 10. She won the “J.S. Bach International Competition” in her home town at age of 11. She was awarded with the Special Prize and Golden Rank in the “Silver Bells” International Piano Competition in Ukraine in 2000. She placed first two times in the “Budapest Piano Competition” as well as placing several other times in competition. At the Liszt Academy Competition she received the Honorable Mention for the best Chopin interpretation in the competition.

She performed piano concertos with orches­tra in Hungary, presented herself as a soloist in Hungary, Transylvania, Germany, Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, New Jersey, Los Angeles and in New York’s “Steinway Hall”.

May 2009 she received at Montclair State University in New Jersey, the “Performer’s Certificate”. In 2009 with the Art Direction of Gergely Boganyi she recorded two CD’s of romantic composers such as Schubert, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, titled “Chopin Album” and “Romantic Bouquet,” invited and sponsored by the “Steinway and Sons” company.

 During November 2009, she presented the new Steinway piano in an exclusive gala concert in the newly built Congress Center in Heidenheim (Germany) for an audience of approximately 1600 people. During 2009 also, she was presented as a Steinway Pianist in Middle East in the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi for the Piano Master Class of Lang Lang.

In 2012 she was a guest professor in LASALLE College of Arts in Singapore. June 2012 after an outstanding solo recital in the Botanic Gardens in Singapore she was awarded by the National Critics Choice as “Best New Pianist Discovery in South East Asia”.

 In 2013 she won the Fulbright scholarship to study for her Doctoral Degree in the United States.