Sunday, January 1, 2023

Julianna Kiss

Teaching Languages : English, Hungarian, German

Julianna Kiss was born in Hungary, she started her musician studies at the age of 5. She has received her first teacher Degree from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Miskolc in Hungary. She has a concert diploma in piano from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Pécs in Hungary. From 2012 to 2015 she studied Mentor teacher program and Kovács-method at the Budapest ELTE-PPK University. She has received her Postgraduate Degree (Piano, Art Song, Chamber Music Repertoire) in Universitát für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. Her Professor: Thomas Kreuzberger. She received further impulses from professors of piano, such as Sándor Falvai, Gyöngyi Keveházi, László Gyimesi, Attila Némethy, Tamás Vásáry, Dénes Varjon, Csaba Király. She is participating in a Phd course at the University of Szeged Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Doctoral School of Education. Who are famous teachers of the Hungarian piano school. She studied heritage of Liszt and Bartók and Russian piano school method from them. She studied the fortepiano music on the Masterclass of legendary Prof. Malcom Bilson. She studied chamber music at the Music University of Padua. 

She won on several National and International Music Competition. Her repertoire is vast: it includes piano solo and several chamber music pieces. She is a piano accompanist for several choirs. She works in Budapest as a sought-after piano teacher and is also employed by the Hungary as a piano mentor and piano consultant. 

She is an enthusiastic representative and advertiser of Kovács-method, which takes an important part in her work. 

In 2013, EMMI (Ministry of Human Resources, department of Hungarian Government) adjudicated her the „Bonis Bona – For the Talents of the Nation” award, because of her prominent work in music teaching and talent management. From 2014 she is a member of „Nemzeti Pedagógus Kar” (National Teacher Faculty). She became consultant for music teachers in 2015. Hungarian Silver Cross of Merit state award in 2023. The Hungarian Order of Merit is the fourth highest State Order of Hungary. The degrees of the Order of Merit are awarded to persons who carry out exemplary activities in the field of culture, science, art, as well as in their own field of expertise - in order to promote the interests of Hungary and increase universal human interests. The awards are granted by the President of the Republic. 

Her piano students have already won close than 500 prizes at national and international competitions. Julianna is the founder and artistic director of the Danubia Talents International Music Festival and Competitions. 

She hold several masterclasses in Hungary and abroad. She is also jury president or member at various national and international competitions in (Catania, Rome, Ischia, Orbetello) – Italy, Spain, Austria, Hungary, members of Alink-Argerich. 

As a concert pianist she tours all over Europe. She has given many charity concert in Hungary and abroad. Her artistic work includes hundreds of concerts. She has invited to play with Daniel Lugosi clarinetist he performed live for TV broad casting. (VirtuososTalent Show) Daniel Lugosi won on the Virtuosos Talent Show. She organized the first Casio Festival in Hungary Roma Vienna gave a concert. She has organize concerts and exhibitions for young talents and supports young talents in many ways form. She participated with four Hungarian young students in an ERASMUS program in ITALY (Music, a bridge among cultures).

Publications: dr. Kovács Géza Memory book: Kovács-method in professional piano education.