Biography
M i kl ó s  V e s z p r é m i  (*1994) is a pianist born in Barcelona. In 2001 he moved to Basel and entered the Musik-Akademie, where his teachers were J.-J. Dünki and R. Moser. At age 14 he performed Mozart’s Concerto no. 27 in Basel, and since then soloed in Concerti by Grieg (Menuhin Festival Gstaad) and Miranda, Falla and Chopin (Royal College of Music, London). He won 1st prizes for composition, piano solo and duo at the Swiss National Music Competition. In 2011 he began his studies at RCM with N. Fisher and N. Immelman, on scholarships from the Studienstiftung, Gerber-Stiftung, and the RCM. In London he performed at Purcell Room and Cadogan Hall and was broadcasted by the BBC playing Gubaidulina. Recently he did a concert tour in China, playing in 13 major Chinese cities. Currently, he is studying with S. Pochekin in Barcelona and is fortunate to further have been coached by D. Alexeev, D. Bashkirov, B. Berman, P. Feuchtwanger, P. Gulda, A. Schiff and A. Staier, amongst others. 

Education

’11-present Bachelors of Music Honors, piano with Niel Immelman and Norma Fisher @  R o y a l   C o l l e g e   o f   M u s i c , London

’14-’15Curso de Perfeccionamiento, piano with Stanislav Pochekin @  C o n c e r v a t o r i   d e l   L i c e u , Barcelona

’09-’11Junior Music College, piano with Jean-Jacques Dünki, composition with Roland Moser @  H o c h s c h u l e   f ü r   M u s i k , Basel 

Masterclasses, lessons & courses

’11-present Classes with Robert Woolley, Geoffrey Govier, Kathron Sturrock, Julian Jacobson, Natalie Clein, Nigel Clayton, Jan Repko, amongst others @  R C M 

Classes with Peter Feuchtwanger in London

’07-present Classes with Stanislav Pochekin in Barcelona

12/‘15Class with Leslie Howard in London

03/’15Class with András Schiff in Barcelona

01/’15Class with Paul Gulda in Vienna 

Masterclass with Albert Mamriev @  M O O O V , The Hague, Netherlands

08/’14Masterclass with Dmitri Bashkirov and Leonid Magrarius @  J e r s e y   I n t e r n a t i o n a l   M a s t e r   C l a s s e s , UK

07/’14Masterclass with Stanislav Pochekin, Dmitri Alexeev and Marie-Josèphe Jude @  F e s t i v a l   P i a n o , Saint-Savin, France

09/’13Classes with Boris Berman @  Y a l e , New Haven, USA

05/’13Masterclass (Harpsichord) with Rebecca Maurer @  R C M 

Masterclass with Bruce Brubaker @  R C M 

02/’13Masterclass (Harpsichord) with Ketil Haugsand @  R C M 

07/’12Masterclass with Peter Feuchtwanger and Günter Reinhold @  J o u r n é e s   I n t e r n a t i o n a l e s  C o r t o t , Tournus, France

08/’11Masterclass with Hans-Jörg Strub @  S c h l o s s   W e i d e n k a m , München, Germany

12/’10Masterclass with Andreas Staier @  H o c h s c h u l e   f ü r   M u s i k   B a s e l

09/’09Masterclass with Stanislav Pochekin, Felix Gottlieb and Dmitri Alexeev @  I n t e r n a t i o n a l e   K l a v i e r a k a d e m i e , Germany

’05-‘06Classes with Daniil Saifouline in Barcelona

’03-’05Classes with Raouf Mamedov in Basel

Prizes & honors

10/’14Scholarship from S c h w e i z e r i s c h e   S t u d i e n s t i f t u n g 

06/’141st prize @  S e v e n o a k s   F e s t i v a l , Sevenoaks, UK 

06/’131st prize for composition @  E P T A   U K , Canterbury, UK

08/’12Scholarship from  S c h w e i z e r i s c h e   S t u d i e n s t i f t u n g

10/’12Scholarship from  F r i t z   G e r b e r - S t i f t u n g, Switzerland

09/’11Entry scholarship @  R C M 

05/’111st prize for piano solo @  S c h w e i z e r i s c h e r   J u g e n d m u s i k w e t t b e w e r b , Basel, Switzerland

Scholarship for Schloss Weidenkam Masterclasses @  D e r e c h a , Wila, Switzerland

05/’101st prizes for piano duo @ S c h w e i z e r i s c h e r   J u g e n d m u s i k w e t t b e w e r b , Geneva, Switzerland

1st prizes for composition @ S c h w e i z e r i s c h e r   J u g e n d m u s i k w e t t b e w e r b

Publication Prize of ‘Sweeney’s Lament’ @  P i z z i c a t o  V e r l a g , Horgen, Switzerland

11/’061st prize for piano solo @  M u s i k w e t t b e w e r b  L a u p e r s d o r f , Switzerland

Reviews

11/14‘Miklós interpreted my piece [Chaconne] better than the score suggested.’  S o f i a  G u b a i d u l i n a

08/11‘Miklós Veszprémi superbly gave the beautiful folk-tune emotion and brilliance… The original «Finale, Allegro non troppo» was a contest between the precisely executed pianistic Variations and the force of the orchestra…’  R o l f   S t e i g e r

06/10‘… Miklós Veszprémi’s works are ambitious and testify of a fine inner musical ear.’  W i l l i a m   B l a n k

Work experience

08/’14Répétiteur for ‘Die Zauberflöte’, ‘I Pagliacci’ and ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ @  W o o d h o u s e   O p e r a   F e s t i v a l , Dorking, UK

07/’14Silent actor in première ‘Pincher Martin’ by Oliver Rudland @  B r i t t e n   T h e a t r e , London

’13-’14Pianist @  A B C   B a l l e t   S c h o o l , London

06-09/’13 Assistant of Dr. Dieter Söll, Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry @  Y a l e , New Haven CT, USA

08/’13Répétiteur for ‘Carmen’ @  W o o d h o u s e   O p e r a   F e s t i v a l , Dorking, UK

’12-’13Usher @  W i g m o r e   H a l l , London

Librarian @  R C M 

08/’12Advertiser @  O r a n g e C i n e ma , Basel

04/’11Assistant of Dr. Martino Poggio, professor for nano-physics @  U n i v e r s i t ä t   B a s e l

’10-’11Usher @  T h e a t e r  Basel 

Usher @  M ü n s t e r  Basel

Boyscout leader @  P f a d i   S c h e n k e n b e r g , Basel

10/’10Assistant of Dr. Martino Poggio, professor for nano-physics @  U n i v e r s i t ä t   B a s e l 

06/’10Birdkeeper @  B a s e l   Z o o 

08/’08Rhine Ferry Boat Assistant @  M ü n s t e r f ä h r e , Basel