Banda Ádám

Ádám Banda


He was born in 1986 in Balassagyarmat. At the age of 13 he was selected to enter the Preparatory Class for Extraordinary Young Talents of Budapest’s Franz Liszt Academy of Music as a student of professor Eszter Perényi. His diploma concert was in October 2009 in the Grand Hall of Franz Liszt Academy of Music, and he received his diploma in June 2010.

He won numerous national and international competitions, including the 1st prizes of two Hungarian national violin competitions in 1998, the Ferenc Halász Prize in 2001, the 1st Prize and Grand Prize of the Ede Zathureczky National Violin Competition and the absolute First Prize of the Carl Flesch International Violin Competition in 2003. He received the Pro Europe Award in 2004. He won the second prize and the jury’s special prize at the Yampolsky International Violin Competition in Moscow in 2006. He won the first prize of both the Dénes Legány Competition and the Szigeti-Hubay International Violin Competition in Budapest, where he was also awarded with the Hubay Special Prize in 2007.

He was honored with two major national awards, the Junior Prima Primissima and the Artisjus Award in 2007, and received the Hungarian government’s prize for outstanding young talents – Youths of March Award – in 2009. He won the Grand Prix of ECHO Rising Stars in 2011, which has earned him the possibility of appearing in the most prestigious concert halls of Europe in the 2012/13 season. In 2012, he received the Hungarian Bronze Cross of Merit.

Since 2012, he has been teaching at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music and also has been invited to teach on masterclasses in several places. In 2018 he received a doctorate at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. So far he has had concerts throughout Europe as well as in the US, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, China, Korea, Vietnam, Singapore and Japan, with many renowned artists, including Zoltán Kocsis, András Schiff, Miklós Perényi, Pinchas Steinberg and Péter Frankl.