Acclaimed pianist David Ball is indisputably one of the leading representative of Hungary in his proclaimed field. He has already had performances at, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, the Lincoln Center in New York, Musikvereinsaal in Wien, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, Festspielhaus in Salzburg, the Royal Opera House Muscat and the Kioi Hall in Tokio. He has gives concerts with musicians who are acknowledged worldwide, examples include Ivan Fischer, Heinz Holliger, Zoltán Peskó, Mikhail Pletnev, Gábor Takács-Nagy and Klaus Thunemann. He has also been invited five times up until now to perform with maestro Zoltán Kocsis and the Hungarian National Philharmonic (Beethoven 5th, Liszt 2nd, Prokofieff 3rd and Schoenberg op. 42., Strawinsky Petrushka).
Mr. Báll was born in 1982 in Budapest. He received his formal training at the Aelia Sabina Music School, Bartók Béla Conservatory and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. His professors were, among others, Ferenc Rados, György Nádor, András Kemenes, Zoltán Benkő and Karapetian Karin. In 2011 he earned his doctorate in Liberal Arts (DLA) at the Franz Liszt Academy where he is one of the professors of piano since 2013.
He has been awarded at nearly every major piano competition in Hungary (Budapest, Szeged, Pécs, Békés-Tarhos), and continues his triumphs in Spain, Italy, Norway, Wien and Japan. In 2013 he earned the Zoltán Magyary Postdoctoral Scholarship (National Excellence Program), and is a three-time Annie Fischer Scholarship winner, he was also given the Hungarian State Scholarship, the Universitas Foundation Award, Péter Robicsek and Ari Kupsus Award.
Written by Alex Rosen