Krisztina Fejes, piano

Excellent young pianist, she has a fine, sensitive, intelligent approach towards music. Paul Badura Skoda

She is a very accomplished pianist but also a true musician. Her performance features big professionalism as well as an attention to musical meaning and to details. She is able to offer significant musical messages to the audience Daniele Petralia

Krisztina Fejes performs a vast repertoire of works from J. S. Bach, Scarlatti, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms to Saint Saens, Albéniz, Ravel and Debussy all the way to contemporary Hungarian music. A native Hungarian, Krisztina is passionate about the repertoire of Franz Liszt and Béla Bartók whose pieces are often part of her recitals and concerts with orchestras. Among them are demanding works such as Sonata in B Minor and Totentanz by Liszt as well as various Bartok’s piano pieces.

Krisztina is renowned for her dynamic, temperamental and evocative style of playing that comes forth through rich sound spectrum, imaginative phrasing and deeply felt musicality. In her concerts, she aims to communicate musical messages to every member of the audience and project the sound to the farthest corners of the concert hall. Her deep understanding of music allows her to build a very touching musical atmosphere. Youthful energy combines in her performances with the highest professionalism and world class technical level which enables Krysztina to perform anywhere in the world.

Born and raised in Hungary, Krisztina Fejes began studying piano at the age of five and made her public debut at twelve, participating in the finals of the prestigious Lajos Papp Piano Competition. At the age of fourteen, she was accepted to the Béla Bartók Conservatory in Budapest. In 2003, she was admitted to the acclaimed Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music where she studied with László Baranyay, Balázs Szokolay and Attila Némethy. During her studies, in 2007, she won second prize at the Carl Filtsch Piano Competition in Sibiu, Romania and in 2008, at the Béla Bartók Piano Competition in Szeged, Hungary. In 2011, she was awarded with the Annie Fischer Scholarship and one year later she received the ARTISJUS Prize for her outstanding performance of contemporary Hungarian music.

Krisztina has participated in various piano masterclasses by Dimitrij Bashkirov, Paul Badura Skoda, Mikhail Voskresensky. During her career, she has been collaborating with renowned conductors and artists including Ádám Medveczky and Gábor Boldóczki. She appears regularly as a soloist with Hungary’s leading orchestras including The Savaria Symphony Orchestra, BM Danube Symphony Orchestra, Szolnok Symphony Orchestra, and the Szeged Symphony Orchestra.

Highlights from this season include performances at the Palace of Arts, the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy in Budapest, Academy of Music in Vienna, Universitá Cattolica Concert Hall in Rome, Auditorio Infanta Leonor in Los Cristianos-Tenerife/Spain, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Hall in Munich, the Balassi Institute in Bucharest, Warstein-Concert House and Lappeenranta City Orchestra in Finland.

In 2006, Krisztina recorded live the first piano concerto by Hungarian composer Hidas Frigyes, for the Hungarian National Radio. She also recorded compositions by Madarász Iván’s and Rózsa Pál.

As a guest lecturer at the Bartók Béla Conservatory of Music in Budapest, Krisztina Fejes encourages young artists to pursue the challenge of familiarising themselves with contemporary music, and Hungarian music in particular.