Wednesday, December 14, 2005

In Memorium, Citizen-Artist Sandor Gyorgy

"The Juilliard School is deeply saddened by the death of Gyorgy Sandor, one of the great pianists and teachers of our time. A member of The Juilliard School faculty since 1982, he championed contemporary composers and was a major figure in the profession as a teacher and a judge in various international piano competitions. His artistry and personal sophistication made him a respected colleague and good friend to all who knew him."

Juilliard President Joseph W. Polisi, quoted in the New York Times, December 14, 2005.

A student of Bartok’s at the Lizst Academy in Budapest, Sandor premiered Bartok's "Third Piano Concerto." Sandor's recordings on CD include the entire solo piano repertoire of Bartok, of Prokofiev, and of Kodaly , as well as numerous works by Bach, Chopin, Brahms, Schuman, Liszt, Rachmaninoff's 2nd Concerto and Bartok's Piano Concertos.

Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum Concert Hall, Budapest, Hungary

" The huge candelabra and wall lamps in the style of the time are the work of Imre Tatar."

For Events of the Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum, please see:

Photo credit: (c) Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum and Research Centre, Budapest, Hungary


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