Biography

 

 

Hungarian organist László Attila Almásy was born in Budapest in 1962.  His late father, László, was a pianist, composer and teacher, and his mother, Lily, is a retired health professional.  His first piano teacher was Mrs. Tibor Gáspár, and he started learning the organ with József Kárpáti and István Baróti.  In 1980, as a pupil of Edit Hambalkó at the Béla Bartók Music School in Budapest, he won first prize at the Hungarian National Music Schools Piano Competition.  Later, at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest he studied piano with István Lantos and Edit Hambalkó, graduating in 1986, and organ with Gábor Lehotka, qualifying the following year. 

He won second prize in the 1988 Budapest International Liszt Organ Competition, and was a finalist in the Bruckner International Organ Competition in Linz, Austria in 1990.  His career as an organ recitalist has taken him to all five corners of the globe: he has performed to acclaim in no fewer than thirty countries.  He has played the organ in Budapest, Prague, Salzburg, Frankfurt, Rome, The Vatican, Barcelona, The Hague, London, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Tomsk (former Soviet Union), Singapore, Sydney, Guanajuato (Mexico), Montevideo, Buenos Aires, as well as Whangarei, Auckland, Onehunga, Timaru, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin in New Zealand, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth in South-Africa; he has also performed as a pianist in Hungary, Austria, the Netherlands and the former Soviet Union. 

With the Hungarian Chorale Quintet, in which he was the organist, he appeared in Singapore, Finland, Estonia and Spain.  He has worked with such world class conductors as Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi and Antal Doráti.  He was awarded an Artisjus Prize in 2007.  He is currently active as the organist of the Lajos Bárdos Choir at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Városmajor, Budapest: he also regularly plays for services at St. Anne's Church in the Upper Water Town District of the city.  From 1986 to 2011 he was accompanist and taught piano and organ at the Bartók Béla Music School, Budapest.Since September 2013 he has been teaching piano at the Weöres Sándor school in Gyömrő, Hungary.

 

 

Contact

Cell: +3620/952-6250
Email:  almasy.l.a@freemail.hu
Website: www.almasyorganist.hu