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Ránki Dezső

Dezső Ránki was born in Budapest in 1951, studied under Pál Kadosa, and rose to prominence in the early 70s as one of his generation’s most outstanding pianists. His first international success was first prize in the Zwickau Schumann Piano Competition. He regularly performs in most European countries, in North and South America and in Japan. He has played with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Orchestre National in Paris, the Tokyo NHK and several renowned conductors, such as Sir Georg Solti, Sándor Végh, Lorin Mazel, Zubin Mehta and Iván Fischer. Contemporary music is also very important in his life as an artist, in the last two decades he has given 10-15 concerts annually with his wife, Edit Klukon, interpreting pieces written for piano for four-hands.