The cellist Gergely Devich is a 22 year old student of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest, studying under Professor László Mező and István Varga. He has studied in several masterclasses including those of Adrian Brendel andGyörgy Pauk. In 2014 he won third prize at the Eurovision Young Musicians in Cologne, representing Hungary. In 2015 and 2018 he had recitals in the Liszt Academy and Solti Hall. As a soloist he has played with, amongt others. the Budapest Festival Orchestra with Ivan Fischer, Concerto Budapest Orchestra with András Keller, and theHungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with Tamás VásáryIn 2020 in Müpa he played Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with Maxim Vengerov, Fülöp Ránki and MÁV Symphony Orchestra.
He won the Junior Prime Prize and Cziffra Talent Prize; his first CD was published by Hungaroton in 2015. He has played several concerts on Radio Bartók. In 2019 with Korossy Quartet, he won first prize in the Leó Weiner Chamber Music Competition in Budapest.He has played chamber music with Nicolas Altstaedt, Maxim Rysanov, Zoltán Kocsis, and Marta Gulyás, amongst others. He has played in Mláda Praha Festival and Bratislava Music Festival, in Kaposfest and Cziffra Festivals.
Ádám Balogh was born in 1997 in Pécs, Hungary. At the age of twelve he won admission to the Liszt Academy of Music’s Exceptional Talents Department, where he was the pupil of Attila Némethy and Gábor Eckhardt.He is the award winner of multiple national competitions. He debuted in 2010, accompanied by the Budapest Festival Orchestra, conducted by Iván Fischer. Since then he has performed with the Berlin Konzerthaus orchestra, the Concerto Budapest, the National Philharmonic, the Pannon Philharmonic, the Óbuda Danubia Orchestra and the Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra, among others. He has performed in concert halls across Europe, America, and Asia.
Ádám Balogh has won many international competitions. He is the winner of Austrian Jenő Takacs, the Chopin of Budapest, PianoTalents from Milan, Young Virtuoso from Zagreb, The Hague from The Hague, NYCA Worldwide Debut from New York, and the Tel Hai Concerto Competition in Israel. At the New York IKIF Festival he placed second, and at one of the most prestigious piano competitions held in Texas, in the category of Cliburn Junior he was the recipient of a special prize. He was the second prize winner of the 2019 Bartók World Competition. In 2019 and 2020 he obtained an Annie Fischer. In 2021 he was given the Cziffra Festival’s Talent award.