Bálint Karosi biography

Bálint Karosi

Male, Person

1979 –


Who is Bálint Karosi?

Bálint Karosi is a Hungarian organist and composer.

He started to study the piano and clarinet at the age of six and years later at the age of seventeen he began to study the pipe organ. He studied at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music with Gábor Lehotka from 1997 to 1999 then at the Conservatoire Superieure de Musique de Geneva in the "classe de virtuosité" with Lionel Rogg from 1999 to 2001, where he was awarded the "Prix de virtuosité avec distinction" in both organ and clarinet.

Karosi has performed internationally in countries such as Hungary, Switzerland, Ireland, Poland, Germany, France, and the US. He keeps a busy schedule of recitals and concerts both at the Lutheran Church and around the New England area.

He won the Organ prize at the 16th International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in 2008.

Described as "ferociously talented" by WGBH Classical New England and praised as "a most impressive musical interpreter” by Christoph Wolff, Boston based Hungarian composer and organist Karosi continues his quest for new avenues of meaningful musical expression through his work in composition, interpretation and improvisation He has appeared as a soloist at venues such as the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Béla Bartók National concert Hall in Budapest, the Rudolforium in Prague, the Liszt Academy in Budapest, the Victoria Hall in Geneva and the Essen Philarmonic Hall. He has been featured at major music festivals including the 2013 Baldwin Wallace Bach Festival, the 2010 International Bach Festival in Leipzig, the 2009 Boston Early Music Festival, the 2001 Magadino Organ Festival in Switzerland and he has performed in historic venues such as the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, the Marienkirche in Lübeck and the Dom in Freiberg, Germany.

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on July 23, 2013


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