Balázs Szokolay

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Balázs Szokolay (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈbɒlaːʒ ˈsokolɒj]) (born 1961) is a Hungarian pianist.

Szokolay was born in Budapest. His international concert career started in 1983, when he replaced Nikita Magaloff at a concert in Belgrade. Four years later he was appointed a professorship at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. Throughout his career he has been awarded 14 competition prizes (Zwickau's Robert Schumann, Leeds', Brussels' Queen Elisabeth, Munich's ARD, Terni's Alessandro Casagrande, Monza's Rina Sala Gallo, etc.).

In 2001 the Hungarian Government awarded him the Liszt Prize.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Romantic Piano Favourites, Volume 1 Balázs Szokolay 2
1988 Romantic Piano Favourites, Volume 3 Balázs Szokolay 2
1989 Romantic Piano Favourites, Volume 9 Balázs Szokolay 2
1990 Romantic Piano Favourites, Volume 5 Balázs Szokolay 1
1990 Piano Sonatas Domenico Scarlatti; Balázs Szokolay 1
1991 Lyric Pieces (Selection) Edvard Grieg; Balázs Szokolay 1
1991 Romantic Piano Favourites, Volume 6 Balázs Szokolay 2
1992 Lyric Pieces, Volume 3 Edvard Grieg; Balázs Szokolay 1
1993 Mikrokosmos (Selection) / 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs / 6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm Béla Bartók; Balázs Szokolay 1
1995 Piano Music Clementi; Balázs Szokolay 1

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