Tamás Ungár - pianist Tamás Ungár has earned worldwide acclaim for his powerful performances and innovative programming. A regular guest artist at numerous music centers in the United States, he also performs and teaches frequently all over the globe. Between the 2006 -2012 seasons he performed over 70 concerts in America, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Romania, England, Taiwan, Hong Kong, The People's Republic of China, Korea and Japan. Some of the highlights of those seasons include performances with the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra, performing as soloist/conductor of Mozart Piano Concertos at the University of Leeds, as Artist-in-Residence and a return visit to present a solo recital and master class series at the Liszt Academy in Budapest.
In addition to his performing commitments, Tamás Ungár has become one of United States' best-known and most respected teachers of the piano. As Founder - Executive Director of PianoTexas International academy & Festival and member of the TCU Piano Faculty, he attracts students from across America and as far afield as Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Kazakhstan, Korea, Hungary, Japan, Malaya, Mexico, Poland, Republic of Georgia, Singapore, Russia and Taiwan. His students have received prizes in national and international competitions, have performed in prestigious music centers including Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Recital Hall, New York City and have made numerous recordings. During the summers Dr. Ungár has been invited as guest teacher in the Schlern Music Festival in Italy, the Banff Piano Master Classes, Canada and the Tel-Hai Master Classes in Israel. Since 1989 Tamás Ungár has been a regular guest teacher at the most important music centers in China and has taught in Japan, Korea, Singapore and Indonesia. In 2006 he was appointed as Artistic Director of the Beijing International Piano Festival and Artistic Advisor for the Zhou Guangren Summer Piano Institute.
In 2010 Dr. Ungár received the prestigious Presidential Scholar Program’s Teacher Recognition Award and in 2013 the Music Teachers National Association (USA) named him “The Teacher of the Year”. The Senate of Texas has proclaimed Tamás Ungár as a “Distinguished Citizen” in recognition for his lifetime work and achievements in the fine arts.
Dr. Ungár's most influential teachers included Alexander Sverjensky at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Lajos Hernádi at the Liszt Academy in Budapest and György Sebök at Indiana University, where he was awarded the Doctorate in Music. Prior to his present position he taught at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Purcell School, England and at the University of California at San Diego. He joined the TCU School of Music in 1978 where he is Professor of Music.
Tamás Ungár records exclusively for CALA Records.