Ervin Nagy

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Ervin Nagy
Known forComposer, Pianist

Ervin Nagy is a Hungarian pianist and composer.


Born in Győr, he started studying music at an early age and piano at the age of 11. He later won 1st Prize at the National Youth Piano Competition in Tarhos. He was a student of F. Liszt Academy of Music when he received 3rd Prize at the Porto International Piano Competition in Portugal in 1989. Since then he has performed solo and chamber music all over the world. He has played in most music centres, including Bayreuth, Bratislava, Brusseles, Budapest, Dublin, Houston, Köln, London, New York, Melbourne, Rome, Tokyo, Salzburg, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Vienna and Washington.[1]

In 1990 he was awarded the Liszt-Cliburn Scholarship which enabled him to study further in the United States. In the following years he won numerous prizes including 1st Prize at the Hemphil Wels Sorrantin International Music Competition, 1st Prize at the Oklahoma Symphony International Music Competition and 1st Prize at the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition (now Virginia Waring Intn. P. C.)in California.[2] He also participated at masterclasses with J. Achucarro, D. Baskhirov, Norma Fisher, V. Mershanov, T. Vásáry and Andre Watts. He has recorded for labels, Hungaroton and BIS and a founding member of Trio Art Nouveau.

After returning to Europe he was based both in Budapest and Salzburg until 2000 when he started teaching at F. Liszt Academy of Music. In 2001 he began composing music for video games and multimedia

In 2009 he moved to the United Kingdom.


His compositions are mostly chamber music and solo piano pieces.

  • Sonata for Violoncello and Piano
  • Duos for 2 Violin
  • Songs on a poems of László Nagy (Bass and Piano Trio)
  • Scherzo for Piano Trio
  • Thoughts for Piano
  • Caricatures for Solo Flute
  • Recordare (Mixed Choir)
  • Sacerdotes Domini (Mixed Choir, Organ)