Capturing the first prize at the 1979 Hungarian Radio Competition launched virtuosic pianist Péter Nagy into a remarkable international career at a young age, after having begun his studies at the age of eight at the Liszt Academy in Budapest.
Nagy’s concert activities have included tours throughout Europe with performances in many countries including in France at the Louvre, and in the UK at Wigmore Hall, as well as many other engagements. His worldwide concert tours have included recitals in New York at the 92nd Street Y, in Australia at the Sydney Opera House, in New Zealand, and throughout Japan.
As a soloist and as a chamber musician, he has performed at major music festivals including the festivals of Aix-en-Provence, Bastad, and Blonay, the Beijing International Piano Festival, the Shanghai International Piano Festival, and festivals in Davos Divonne, Edinburgh, Eisenach, Fayetteville, Helsinki, Llandoff, Kilkenny, Kuhmo, Kronberg, Moritzburg, Nelson, Ojai, Stresa, West Cork, as well as at the Marlboro Music Festival.
Nagy performs regularly as a chamber musician, giving concerts with partners such as Zoltán Kocsis, Miklós Perényi, Leonidas Kavakos, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Kim Kashkashian, Charles Neidich, Nobuko Imai, Tanja Becker-Bender, Ruggiero Ricci, and Frans Helmerson, to name a few.
He is a professor of piano at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart and director of the keyboard department at the Doctorate School of the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. Recent achievements include a performance of the Ligeti piano concerto in Budapest. Nagy has recorded for the Hungaroton, Delos, Naxos, BIS, Hyperion, Decca and ECM labels. In 2001, he received the prestigious Liszt Award.