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Marta Abraham-Nagyi

A native of Hungary, Márta Ábrahám-Nagyi studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, where she received her Masters Diploma "Summa cum Laude" in Piano Performance and Pedagogy in 1999 - studying with Professors Kornél Zempléni (student of Ernö Dohnányi), András Kemenes and Márta Gulyás. She also spent a year as a student of Prof. Imre Rohmann at the Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria. Ms. Ábrahám-Nagyi has performed concerts in several European countries (Austria, Spain, Belgium, France, Czech Republic), and in the United States both as soloist and as chamber musician. She has attended and performed in master classes given by several eminent artists, including Prof. Dimitri Bashkirov (Hungary), Prof. Lívia Rév (France, Hungary), Prof. Imre Rohmann (Austria, Hungary) and Prof. Márta Gulyás (Spain, Hungary).

In 1992, Marta Abraham-Nagyi won Third Prize at one of the most prestigious national competitions of Hungary, and in 1997 she received the Special Prize of the Leó Weiner Chamber Music Competition, Budapest. She has also appeared in concerts with one of the most distinguished Hungarian Symphony Orchestras - the MÁV Symphony Orchestra - in Budapest, under the baton of Ervin Lukács (Mozart: D-minor Piano Concerto K.466) and Tamás Gál (Bartók: 3rd Piano Concerto). Several of her concerts were broadcast live by the Hungarian State Radio for which she has also made a number of exclusive recordings.

As a native Hungarian, Ms. Ábrahám-Nagyi's entire musical education is based on the Kodály method, that has always been incorporated in her own teaching. She served for almost a decade as a member of the piano faculty, chamber coach and senior accompanist at the Center of Preparatory Studies of Music, Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, CUNY. Between 2006 and 2009 she established and coordinated the music department of a learning center in downtown Manhattan and is currently on the faculty at The School for Strings.

A passionate chamber musician she collaborated with various instrumentalists and vocalists/opera singers on numerous concerts, music festivals and competitions.Her Steinway Hall concert appearance with cellist István Várdai in 2009 was recorded and broadcast by WQXR radio.

Ms. Ábrahám-Nagyi is fully dedicated to bring up a younger generation of passionate piano players and musicians. Many of the students she has worked with were accepted at prestigious music institutions throughout the US.