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Judit Varga

Judit Varga – Official Curriculum Vitae

Date and place of birth: 12. 01. 1979., Győr, Hungary
Nationality: Hungarian


1987-1993 Liszt Ferenc School of Music, Győr, H (Piano, Flute)
1993-98 Béla Bartók Secondary School Budapest H (Piano, Composition)
1998-2004 Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest H (Piano, Compositon)
1999- University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Piano, Composition, Media Composition and Applied Music)

Summer Universities, International Courses

1999-2004 International Bartók Seminar, Szombathely H (composition and piano courses with Kurtág György, Manuel Hidalgo, Martin Bresnik, Marco Stroppa, Michael Jarrell, Jonathan Harvey)
2000-2001 Prague-Vienna-Budapest Summer Academy, Reichenau A (composition courses with Kurt Swertsik, Erich Urbanner)
2001 „Achantes”, Avignon F (composition and piano courses with Péter Eötvös, Zoltán Jeney, Florent Boffard, Pierre-Laurent Aimard)
2004 “Neue Musik Theater” course, conducted by Daniel Ott (Berlin D), in the course of “Making New Waves” Festival (Budapest H).
2002-2005 Vip Academy, Wien A (piano courses with Stephan Möller-Spaemann, Leonid Brumberg, Olga López, Carol Morgan, Otto Niederdorfer, Leonna Lewis)
2000-2003 ISMEAM (International Summer Meeting of Electroacustic Music) Sárvár, H

Awards, main events

1990, 1991, 1992 Richter János Piano Competition, Győr H 1st prize
1992 Talent show, Győr H, category of music composition: 1st prize
1994 Guest performer invited to “Music Garden, Festival of Wonder Kids” Moscow, R, representing Hungary.
1995 National Piano Competition, Békés-Tarhos H-I Award, Audience Award and Special Prize for the best performance of a piece of music from the 20th century
1995-96 Co-moderator and host of an educational series on music, produced by Duna Televízió
1994-2003 Member of “KOMP” (Budapest, H), which is a crossover workshop focusing on improvised music
1998 I. Piano Concerto, premiere: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Auditorium, Solo pianist: Judit Varga
A piece of music composed at the request of Bartók Béla Youth Symphony Orchestra
1998 and 1999 Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, music composition competition, 2nd prize, and in 1998 1st prize as a performer
1999 winner of the Soros scholarship
1999- Member of the orchestra called EAR, participating in the world premieres of many contemporary pieces as a pianist, and composing new pieces for the orchestra
1999-2002 Active participation in the Festival of “Musik ohne Grenzen im Herzen Europas” (Music without border in the heart of Europe)
2001 “Composer in residence” in the “Ein klang” Festival, Mitterill A
2002 and 2003 Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, music composition competition, 2nd prize, and in 2003 1st prize as a performer
2001 and 2004 Scholarship student of Tokyo Foundation
2003 “New Meridian” portrait concert in the Wien Modern Festival, Wien A
2003 SKE Award (Austro Mechana) for performing contemporary compositions for the piano
2003 A film profile of 50 minutes about Judit Varga’s professional work as a pianist and music composer, produced by ORF (Austria)
2005 International Liszt Ferenc Piano Competition, Pécs H, Special Prize
2005 Premiere of the II. Piano Concerto (Quasi una cadenza...)
Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Auditorium
2005 Dryard-prize, VIP Academy, Wien A
2002, 2003, 2006 Holder of Kodály Zoltán music composition scholarship of Ministry of Education and Culture

Coaching and teaching experience:

2001 Richter János Secondary School of Music, music composition, reading music scores, musical theory, orchestration
since 2003 accompanist, Austrian Master Classes, Zell an der Pram, A
(classes of singing, the strings and flute)
2008 accompanist, Wiener Meisterkurse (ének), Wien A
since 2008 Teaching the piano class at Maria Regina Volksschule, Wien A