Balázs Fazekaš

Date of birth: 01.07.1999 fazekas_balazs
Instrument: piano
Nationality: Slovak
Competition: Peter Toperczer International Piano Competition Košice (Košice)


3rd Prize

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Balázs Fazekaš was born in 1999 in Lučenec (Slovakia) and has been playing the piano since the age of seven. He was first taught by Hilda Jurečeková and later by Angelika Bodorová at the music school in Fiľakovo. During these early years, he successfully participated in several piano competitions. In 2013, he attended a preparatory class at the Conservatiore of Košice. He has also attended a number of master classes with Prof. Alena Vlasáková and Ivo Kahánek.

Outside of his formal studies, his achievements include: 1st place in the ‘Young Artists of the Stage’ (Slovakia, 2012), 2nd place at the Festival of Ivan Ballu (national competition, Dolny Kubin, Slovakia, 2013), winner of the ‘7th Meetings of Young Pianists of Nógrád’ (Salgótarján, Hungary, 2014), 2nd place in the 1st category ‘Competition of the Slovak Conservatories’ (Košice, Slovakia, 2015), 3rd place in the 4th category at the International Piano Competition Peter Toperczer, prize of the Mayor of Košice and the prize of the Petrof company (Košice, 2015).

In addition to his solo performances, he is also actively involved in chamber music. Balázs is currently studying at the Conservatiore of Košice, under Prof. Judita Debreová.


J. S. Bach, Invention No. 2 in C minor (BWV 773)
J. S. Bach, Invention No. 11 in G minor (BWV 782)
J. S. Bach, Invention No. 13 in A minor (BWV 784)
J. S. Bach, Sinfonia No. 3 in D Major (BWV 789)
J. S. Bach, Sinfonia No. 7 in E minor (BWV 793)
J. S. Bach, Sinfonia No. 10 in G Major (BWV 796)
J. S. Bach, Sinfonia No. 13 in A minor (BWV 799)
J. S. Bach, Prelude in E Major (Op. 2, No. 5)
J. S. Bach, Prelude and Allemande in B flat Major (B.W. III)
J. S. Bach, Italian concerto in F Major (BWV 971)
J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in C sharp Major (WTC I)
B. Bartók, Bauerntanz (No. 10)
L. v. Beethoven, Piano sonata ‘Moonlight’ (Op. 27, No. 2, 1st movement)
L. v. Beethoven, Piano sonata (Op. 31, No. 16, 1st movement)
L. v. Beethoven, Six Easy Variations
H. Bertini, 25 Etudes (No. 1, 3, 4, 9, 11, 13)
F.Chopin, Mazurka (Op. 17, No. 4)
F. Chopin, Mazurka (Op. 33, No. 4)
F. Chopin, Waltz (Op. 42, No. 5)
F. Chopin, Waltz (No. 14)
F. Chopin, Variations Brillantes (Op. 12)
F. Chopin, Polonaise (Op. 26, No. 1)
F. Chopin, Scherzo (Op. 20, No. 1)
M. Clementi, 29 Etudes (No. 1, 2, 3)
C. Czerny, Robustez Y Claridad (No. 37)
P. Duchnický, Omrvinky
M. A. Hamelin, Cadenza for Liszt´s Second Rhapsody
J. Haydn, Sonata in D Major (No. 4, 1st movement)
J. Haydn, Sonata in F Major (No. 23, 1st movement)
D. Kabalevsky, Rondo-Tanz (No.12)
D. Kabalevsky, Rondo-Toccata (No.13)
F. Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody (No. 2)
F. Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody (No. 11)
F. Liszt, Six Grand Etudes after Paganini (No. 6)
F. Liszt, 12 Etudes for Piano (Op. 1, No. 2)
F. Liszt, Consolations (No. 1)
F. Liszt, Consolations (No. 2)
M. Moszkowski, Sparks (Op. 36, No. 6)
M. Moszkowski, Etude in A flat Major
W. A. Mozart, Sonata in C minor (K. 457)
F. Poulenc, Trios pièces No. 3 Toccata
S. Prokofiev, Sarcasms (Op. 17, No. 1)
S. Rachmaninov, Waltz (Op. 10, No. 2)
S. Rachmaninov, Prelude in G minor (Op. 23, No. 5)
D. Scarlatti, Sonata in D minor (No. 16)
F. Schubert, Galop and Ecossaises (Op. 49)
F. Schubert, 2 Scherzos (D593, No. 1)
R. Schumann, Waltz (Op. 124, No. 15)
B. Smetana, Capriccio in A minor
B. Smetana, Polka in E flat Major
E. Suchoň, Toccata
C. Weber, Rondo Brillante in E flat Major (Op. 62)

Chamber music:
J. Brahms, Hungarian Dance No. 6 for four hands
S. Rachmaninov, Six pieces for piano duet (Op. 11, No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
D. Shostakovich, Violin and piano sonata (Op. 134)
D. Shostakovich, Piano trio No.2 in E minor (Op. 67)

With orchestra:
J. Haydn, Piano Concerto in D Major (1st movement)
D. Kabalevsky, Cadenza for Haydn´s Piano Concerto
F. Liszt, Hungarian Fantasy (No. 1187)

If you are interested in working with Balázs, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.

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