First prize winner at the competition of the European Piano Teachers
Association (EPTA, London) and at the chamber music competition
of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe, London, in 2001, Katalin
Csillagh was awarded a two-year scholarship to the Glenn Gould School
of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, also receiving a
scholarship from the Pro Renovanda Cultura Hungariae Foundation.
She graduated from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music with top honours
in 2005 and completed her post-graduate studies at the Mozarteum,
Salzburg in 2008. Former vocal coach professor of the Franz Liszt
Academy of Music, and visiting professor at Tufts University, Boston,
Steinway Artist, Katalin Csillagh is currently living in London,
UK, where she is Artistic Director at!Moltopera!Opera Company and
piano teacher at Steinway London.
A regular guest performer at the Argentinian Embassy in Budapest,
promoting Argentinian music, her dedication to Piazzola has led
her to play his music for two pianos with Martha Argerich at the
Argentina 200 Festival in London and with Carlos Nozzi, principal
cellist of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra.
She has had concerts in New York, Boston, Paris, Vienna, London,
Toronto, Buenos Aires, Salzburg, Munich, Moskov, Bayreuth, Budapest
and Nice as well as at several European festivals.
Her recordings have been repeatedly broadcasted by the Hungarian
Radio and Television and her solo CDs!Sonatas!(2000), Astor (2008),
Chopin’s 24 Preludes and Improvisations (2008) as well as her chamber
music CDs!Shades of Bach!(Budapest Music Center, 2001) and Glowing
Sonorities (Hungaroton, 2016), have scored great success.