Gyorgy Sandor -Hungary

Sunday, May 19, 2002 - 11:30

Gyorgy Sandor’s career as internationally known concert pianist has spanned six continents. He was a student of Bartok in piano and Kodaly in composition. He is now on faculty at the Juilliard School .

His recordings on CD include the entire solo piano repertoire of Bartok (Grand Prix du Disque), of Prokofieff (VOX Legends ), and of Kodaly (Turnabout), as well as numerous works by Bach, Chopin, Brahms, Schuman, Liszt, Rachmaninoffs 2nd Concerto (with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra), Bartok’s piano Concertos (Philadelphia Orchestra, Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Symphony ), etc.

Of the numerous world premieres presented by Sandor, are works by Barber, Bernstein, Lukas Foss. The  most significant ones are some major works by Bartok, the " Dance Suite, adapted for piano and revised by Bartok for its world premiere at Carnegie Hall  in 1945.

Sandor also presented the world premiere of Bartok's 3rd piano Concerto in 1946 with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy.

His published piano versions include Dukas  "the Sorcerer’s Apprentice " (Schirmer), Shostakovich’s “Russian Dance” of the “Golden Age” (Leeds), and Bartok’s “Songs and Dances “ of the 44 Violin Duos (Universal) and “Tempo di Ciaccona and Fuge” of the Solo Violin Sonata  

Gyorgy Sandor is the author of the book "On Piano Playing", published by Schirmer Books. In1996 G. Sandor was awarded Honorary Doctorate at New York University


L.V. Beethoven                     Sonata op.111

R.Schumann                          Fantasy in C major op. 17


B.Bartok                                Intermezzo Interrotto

                                               Songs and Dances

                                               Dance Suite