Home / Biography / Zoltán Kocsis

Zoltán Kocsis

Biography

Eminent Hungarian pianist and composer Zoltán Kocsis began his research about piano at age five and entered the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music in Budapest at age group 9. At 15 Kocsis used in the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, analyzed structure with Pál Kadosa and György Kurtág, and received his diploma at 19. His visit towards the teaching personnel from the Liszt Academy was virtually instantaneous. By this time around Kocsis had been a practiced veteran from the concert circuit, producing his American debut in 1971 and showing up in London in 1972. Kocsis is well known for his involvement in summer season music festivals all over the world, such as for example in Salzburg, Edinburgh, with the Prague Springtime Event. Interestingly, Kocsis experienced yet to execute in Africa or SOUTH USA in 2004. Kocsis’ profession as a documenting artist began within a scattershot style with various produces in the Hungaroton, Harmonia Mundi, and Japanese Denon brands. In 1980 he agreed upon an exclusive agreement with Philips Classics, apparently still in effect 25 years afterwards, although the firm itself provides since been subsumed into Decca GROUP. For Philips, Kocsis provides documented the entire piano music of Bartók, like the concerti and chosen functions of Debussy, Beethoven, and Johann Sebastian Bach. Although Kocsis’ Bach playing continues to be designated for especial compliment by critics, the music of Bartók is certainly central to Kocsis’ actions all together. Kocsis co-compiled with musicologist Laszlo Somfai the Hungaroton multi-LP established Bartók on the Piano, released within the centenary observances for Bartók in Hungary — this contains most of Bartók’s commercially documented output. Kocsis in addition has orchestrated many of Bartók’s functions the composer acquired designed to transcribe into orchestral type, but hardly ever got around to the duty. Over time, Kocsis has preserved a close romantic relationship with composer György Kurtág and it has premiered a lot of his functions in Hungary. Kocsis can be a perceptive critic and journalist whose content on music possess regularly appeared within the Hungarian newspaper Holmi for a lot more than twenty years. Kocsis’ primary initiatives at musical structure are much less known in the us than in European countries, where his functions are performed by Ensemble Contemporary and his personal group, the brand new Music Studio room of Budapest. In Hungary Kocsis can be renowned like a conductor, and in 1997 was called the musical movie director and main conductor from the Budapest Event Orchestra. Kocsis offers ushered the ensemble right into a post-Cold Battle sensibility, discarding out-of-date state-proscribed formulas of development and providing the Hungarian premieres of previously suppressed functions by everyone from Charles Ives to Tchaikovsky. Kocsis can be regularly noticed on Hungarian tv, providing concerts and discussing music. Beyond Central Europe it really is difficult to gain access to Kocsis’ are a composer and conductor, but that will not make it much less significant — in his indigenous land, Kocsis is definitely in a related regard compared to that once accorded towards the past due Leonard Bernstein in the us.

Quick Facts


Full Name Zoltán Kocsis
Died November 6, 2016, Budapest, Hungary
Profession Pianist, Composer, Conductor, Music Educator
Education Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest
Nationality Hungarian
Spouse Erika Toth
Parents Mária Mátyás, Ottó Kocsis
Awards Liszt Ferenc Prize, Kossuth Prize
Music Groups Babel
Albums Piano Concerto No. 1 / Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta, The 19 Waltzes, Wagner: Transcriptions, Debussy: Piano Music, Debussy: Suite bergamasque; Pour le piano; Estampes etc, Mozart: Piano Sonatas, Debussy: Images Books 1 & 2/Arabesques/Rêverie etc., Piano Concertos nos. 1 & 2, Rachmaninov: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Quintettes pour piano et vents, Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5, Bartok, B.: Suite No. 1 / 2 Pictures / Transylvanian Dances / Hungarian Peasant Songs, Piano Concerto No. 2 / Paganini-Rhapsody, Bach, J.S.: The Art Of Fugue, Allegro barbaro / Suite, op. 14 / Szonata (1926), Annees de Pelerinage: Troiseme annee, Mozart: Piano Concertos in A Major, K. 414 and 488, Images / 2 Arabesques / L'Isle Joyeuse / Berceuse héroïque, Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1, 5, 8 & 17, Sérénade No.10 "Gran Partita" / Serenade No.12 "Nacht Musique", Works for Piano Solo, Volume 1, Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 6, 18 and 27, Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2; Rhapsody For Piano & Orchestra, J. Haydn: Sonatas Nos. 20, 33, 29, 31, Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3; Scherzo For Piano & Orchestra, Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4, Ravel: Piano Concertos//Debussy: Fantaisie for Piano & Orchestra, Bartók: Orchestral Suite No. 2 - Romanian Dance - Romanian Folk Dances - Dance Suite, Bartok: for Children, Bb 53, Die Kunst der Fuge, Classic Masterworks - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Bartok, B.: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / The Miraculous Mandarin Suite, Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, Perenyi and Kocsis in Concert (1989-1995), Bartok, B.: Violin Concerto No. 1, Bartok, B.: Kossuth / The Wooden Prince, Brahms / Mozart / Ravel: Works for 2 Pianos, Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No.2; Préludes; Etudes, &c, Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 11, 17 & 19, Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Dohnányi: Variations On A Nursery Song, Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Dohnanyi: Variations On A Nursery Theme, Kocsis, Zoltan: Kocsis in Concert (1973-1986), Zoltán Kocsis Plays Bartók, 19 Waltzes, Piano Works, Kocsis Plays Bartók, Bartók: Complete Solo Piano Works, Bartók: Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 5 - Mikrokosmos, Books 1-6, Suite bergamasque - Pour le piano - Estampes - Images, Années de pèlerinage I-III, Bartók: Works for Piano Solo 1
Movies Zoltan Kocsis: Piano Recital


  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures


Looks like we don't have interesting facts information. Sorry!



Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Little Christmas 2011 Video
Percepción 2005 Short

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mozart on Tour 1989 TV Series Soloist

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Riasztólövés 1977 musician: piano solo

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biutiful 2010 performer: "Adagio Assai Piano Concerto in G"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hungarian Touch 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Zoltán Kocsis, un musicien passe 2001 Documentary
Ottilia 1997 Documentary Himself
Les variacions Gould 1992 Documentary Himself
Bartók Béla: Kontrasztok 1981 Documentary short Zenész (zongora)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Harmoniques 1998 TV Series documentary Himself - soloist

Looks like we don't have awards information. Sorry!



Looks like we don't have salary information. Sorry!



Looks like we don't have quotes information. Sorry!



Looks like we don't have trademarks information. Sorry!



Looks like we don't have pictures. Sorry!

Check Also

Konono No. 1

Konono Zero. 1 have mixed the soul of traditional African music using the rubbish instrument …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *