Mihály Berecz

Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1997, Mihály Berecz began to learn the violin at the age of six. Whilst continuing to play in orchestras, he chose to devote himself to the piano with Edit Major and Erzsébet Belák three years later. His First Class Honours Bachelor of Music degree, on the other hand, was earned at London’s Royal Academy of Music under Christopher Elton. As a winner of the Debut Berlin International Concerto Competition in 2017, Mihály made his debut at the Philharmonie, Berlin in June 2017. Further awards include a gold prize at the 2nd Manhattan International Music Competition and the Harriet Cohen Bach Prize at the Royal Academy of Music. Mihály performed Liszt’s “Hungarian Fantasy” at the Konzerthaus, Berlin, at the 2013 Young Euro Classic Festival. Upon the invitation of Zoltán Kocsis he made his debut at the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall in 2013. Mihály’s interest in historical performance led to invitations to perform fortepiano concerti with renowned period-instrument orchestras, such as the Orfeo Orchestra. As a scholarship holder of the Hungarian Academy of Arts Mihály performs the complete solo works of Bartók in eight concerts at the Marble Hall of the Hungarian Radio between the 2020 and 2022.