Dr. James Cook
UNK Department of Music and Performing Arts, 308.865.8611

Internationally acclaimed Hungarian pianist Zsuzsa Balint will perform at the University of Nebraska at Kearney on Wednesday, April 12, in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.  
The performance, which will begin at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public.  
According to Dr. James Cook, UNK professor of music, “Balint achieved international recognition as the first prize winner in both the Chateau du Courcilon International Piano Competition in Paris and the San Sebastian International Duo Piano Competition in Spain.
“By the age of 13, Balint had been featured as piano soloist with most of the important symphony orchestras in Romania,” he said.  
Balint maintains a busy concert schedule of solo recitals and orchestra performances in Europe. Recently, she presented six concerts in New York, as well as a concert tour of Colombia and Romania, where her performances were critically acclaimed.    
She currently lives in Berlin, where she performs frequently and teaches chamber music at the Hochschule fur Musik. She also has just completed a debut recital in Dresden, Germany that was broadcast live throughout Europe, a tour of Portugal and a tour in Romania with the Khatchaturian Piano Concerto. Balint is also a member of Xinowa Sej-Premiere, a three-piano ensemble that has toured Germany and has recently completed a DVD recording.