Isaac István Székely

Isaac Itsvan Székely - Piano

Isaac Itsvan Székely – Piano

Isaac István Székely was born in Sombor (Vojvodina, Serbia) in 1977. He has hungarian origins. He started his musical training having only 3 years old, receiving his first lessons from his mother. At the age of 10, he won the first price of the Young Musicians Competition at his native city, giving his first recital at the age of 13, and his first performance with orchestra at the age of 15 playing the Coral Fantasy of Beethoven. In 1994 he moved to Israel being the youngest student of the Rubin Music Academy of Jerusalem, with a scholarship of The Israel Ministry of Education and The America-Israel Cultural Foundation.

Between 1998 and 2001 he received a subvention from the Hungarian Ministry of Education to study with the world-famous piano teacher Orsolya Szabó at the Kodály Music Institute of Hungary. In 2001 he studied at the prestigious Music Conservatory of Brussels, obtaining in only 2 years his Master Degree in Piano Interpretation. His teachers were Aleksandar Madzar and Daniel Blumenthal.

He also received master classes from great teachers such as: Dmitry Bashkirov, Irina Adelshtein, Malcolm Wilson, Kim Lee Sing.

Isaac won several prizes from national and international piano competitions as soloist and chamber music performer, such as: the Late Yugoslavia Novi Sad Piano Competition, Nis Piano Competition, Zajechar Piano Competicion, Panchevo Piano Competition, Smederevo Piano Competition, and the 2002 Yamaha Foundation Piano Competition in Luxembourg.

He performed numerous concerts and gave master classes in whole Europe including: Serbia and Montenegro, Belgium, Hungary, Sweden, Greece and Spain.

He also performed in USA, South America (Colombia) and Israel. His appearances include recitals in Subotica, Novi Sad, Sombor, The Belgrade Festival Week of the Jewish Culture and charitable concerts of the Serbia and Montenegro Foundations of Education and Medicine. Also recitals in Hungary, at The Kodály Music School, The Miraculum Concert cycle, The Kodály Institute, The Ferenc Liszt Music School, The Ferenc Liszt Music Academy; recitals in Naharya, Israel; recitals in Lund, Sweden, at The Palaestra Concert hall; in Spain at The San Pablo Festival and the closing concerts of the music summer classes of the University of Burgos; in Greece, at The Calpe International Chamber Music Festival, and Kefallonia; in USA, at Alexandria, New Harmony; in Colombia, at The Bucaramanga`s international piano festival, The Barrancamermeja´s International Piano Festival, and The Manizales International Music Season; in Belgium, at The Midis-Minimes Concert Cycles of Brussels and The Muziekacademie de Berchem-Sainte-Agathe of Brussels.

Isaac was, among many other tasks, a musical reviewer at the Sombor Radio in 1988, member of the jury of the Bucaramanga´s International Piano Competition, Performer of a private concert dedicated to The Thailand HRH Princes Culabhorn Mahidol and Performer at the Music Palace of Valencia, The Adoc Auditorium in Elda, the Congress Hall of Murcia(Spain). He has played chamber music concerts with known artists such as Joaquin Palomares, Jovan Bogosavljevic, Soloists of the Valencia Orquestra etc.

At present he lives in Albir (Spain) and continues his career as a performer and a Pedagogue.