Biography

Pianist Zoltan Galyas was born in Slovakia and is now based in London. He specializes in a wide range of music genres from classical, folk, jazz and world/film music. His classical repertoire includes works by Chopin, Bach, Rachmaninoff, and many others.

Zoltan is a junior fellow member at Crans Montana International Music Festival in Switzerland. His musical story is quite remarkable. He started his musical education at age of 10 at his local elementary art school in Slovakia and stopped his studies just after winning National piano competition of Dezider Kardos when at age of 14 he moved to the UK with his family. It was only at the age of 21that he returned to a life as a pianist. He went to Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and studied piano solo performance under Professor Alexander Ardakov and recently celebrated his Graduation with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. His teachers and mentors during his time at Trinity include Penelope Roskell, Gabriele Baldocci and Mikhail Kazakevich.

His most recent performances were at the House of Commons for the US Ambassador and British American Business and Fullbright US/UK events. He has also recently been offered a place at Royal Academy of Music to study for a Masters Degree in piano/accompaniment under Professor Michael Dussek.

Zoltan is currently in his gap year and preparing for his first CD debut organized by Italian recording label Sheva Collection records. He will record his favourite piano compositions with help and guidance from a pianist Alberto Portugheis. The CD will showcase a special guest who is Grammy awarded violinist Geza Hosszu Legocky. They met in 2013 and after hearing him play Geza has advised and guided Zoltan to further his piano studies. This collaboration will mark their friendship and love for music.