Renata performed for us 1st in November 2017 at the inauguration of our new piano. The recital was an evening few of us will forget. Renata Konyicska thrilled the full house with her programme of Chopin and Liszt, producing a spontaneous standing ovation at the end. Quite simply, Renata was breathtaking, with a staggering technique and depth of musical maturity. Added to that was her lovely, gentle manner. Everyone loved her and she gracefully accepted an invitation to return another twice and wowed us with her magical performances and now we are very grateful she can come back yet again for 2021!
Here is a little snippet just to tempt you!!
After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in July 2016, Hungarian pianist
Renata Kriszta Konyicska then completed her Advanced Postgraduate Diploma
at Birmingham Conservatoire where she was accepted with full scholarship. Her
professor was Pascal Nemirovski. She is now a professional pianist living based in London.
She started studying music at the age of five with Adam Erna. At the age of ten, she
was accepted at the Special School for Exceptional Young Talents of the Franz Liszt
Academy of Music in Budapest, in the class of Zsuzsa Esztó. From 2010 to 2014 she
continued her musical studies at the same institute under the guidance of László
Baranyay, Márta Gulyás and Rita Wagner. She attained her Bachelors degree in Piano
with highest honours.
She has won many prizes in various piano competitions, including first prize at the
Zlatko Grgosevic Piano Competition in Croatia, first prize at the Cittá di Gorizia
Competition in Italy, first prize at the Smetana Piano Competition in the Czech
Republic, third prize at the International Piano Competition for Young Musicians in
the Netherlands, and the Concerto Competition Prize at ISA festival in Austria. She
was the winner of the inaugural European Union sponsored Talent Support
Competition at Liszt Academy in Budapest.
She has performed recitals and chamber music concerts in UK, France, Spain,
Poland, Austria and Hungary in festivals such as Prussia Cove, Nuits Classiques
Megève, Festival de Piano Classique Biarritz, Encuentro de Musica y Academia de
Santander, Internationale Sommerakademie der ISA Reichenau, and Liszt Week
Esztergom where she is invited to play every year since the festival was initiated in