A Rising Star
In 2002 Adam won the Vienna Classics Prize (Wiener-Klassik-Preis) with his outstanding interpretation of Haydn's Sonata in G major (No. 54). In 2003 he won the Special Prize at the San Remo International Piano Competition, and in 2004 he won all prizes (First Prize, Grand Prize and Special Prize) at the First International Chopin Piano Competition in Budapest. That same year, CNN World Report identified him as a"rising star." In 2005 Adam was invited to the Steinway Artist community, a signal honor that places him in the company of the greatest pianists of all time, including Vladimir Horowitz, Artur Rubinstein, Krystian Zimmerman.
Adam was accepted to the Bela Bartok Conservatory as a prodigy in 1994, at the age of 12. He flourished under the tutelage of his pianoteacher, Katalin Halmagyi, who continues to be his mentor and a key member of his creative team. In 1998 he won the National Youth Piano Competition, and two years later won Hungary's Pianist 2000 award at the age of 18. He was accepted at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest in 2000 and studied under Professors Gyorgy Nador and Balazs Reti. He graduated in 2006 and is currently doing his doctoral studies at the Liszt Academy with a state scholarship.
The Artist's Creative Team
A supportive and dedicated group stands behind Adam's success. He credits his teachers Katalin Halmagyi, Gyorgy Nador, and Balazs Reti with the artistic direction of his concerts. His management team, led by his brother Laszlo Gyorgy, books his concerts and handles publicity.
The Sky is the Limit
There is another story about the young Adam Gyorgy that reveals his unique perspective on life. As a boy, he believed he could fly. He would run from room to room, picking up speed, before throwing himself into the air and crashing to the ground. His parents tried to explain to him that it was impossible to fly, but he did not believe them. In the end, though, he has proven that it is possible. He flies on the wings of music without limits and his only wish is to take his audience with him.