ImprovisArt, a disc by Hungarian pianist János Balázs, has qualified for the New York final round of the Music International Grand Prix in the adult piano category, the artist’s management told MTI.
Balázs will play the works live in the Kaufman Music Center in the final round on May 20, it said. ImprovisArt was dedicated to the birth centenary of eminent Hungarian pianist György Cziffra, and presented in concerts all over the world. The jury appreciated Balázs’s endeavour to revive the tradition of pianists and composers improvising and composing transcriptions of popular operas and songs. The 73 minute disc featuring 13 Bach, Liszt, Cziffra and Balázs transcriptions was released by Italian
publisher Sheva last November.