Dénes Várjon studied at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music with Sándor Falvai, György Kurtág and Ferenc Rados. He has also taken International master classes with András Schiff. He won first prize at the Piano Competition of the Hungarian Radio, the Leo Weiner Chamber Music Competition in Budapest and the Concours Géza Anda in Zürich.

He regularly performs at the most prestigious international festivals such as Salzburger Festspiele, Lucerne Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik-Festival and many others. Every year he participates at the Ittinger Konzerttage in Switzerland and works with the Open Chamber Music-Prussia Cove (UK).

He has performed with major orchestras such as The Camerata Salzburg, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Wiener Kammerorchester and many more. He has worked together with conductors like S. Vegh, H. Stein, H. Holliger, A. Fischer, J. Widmann and many others.

He is deeply committed to chamber music and partners with artists like Lukas, Clemens and Veronika Hagen, S. Isserlis and others.

He also appears regularly with his wife Izabella Simon playing four-handed and on two pianos.

He has recorded for Naxos, Capriccio and Hungaroton Classics with critical acclaim. He released several CDs: S. Veress’s “Hommage à Paul Klee”, “Hommage à Geza Anda”, in 2008 a CD with Sonatas of Schumann for violin and piano with C. Widmann, Holliger Romancendres with C. Richter and in 2009 the recording of Schumann pieces with cellist S. Isserlis. His first solo CD with pieces of Berg, Janáček and Liszt was released in January 2012 by ECM.

Dénes Várjon is a professor at the Ferenc Liszt University of Music in Budapest and has been awarded by Hungarian Government, the Ferenc Liszt and Sándor Veress Prize. From season 2010/2011 on he has a guest professorship in Bard College.


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