Valentin Magyar
He started to play the piano at the age of six in his native town of Balassagyarmat in Northern Hungary. His special talent was immediately manifested, he won all the competitions of his age group, including the National Piano Competition of Nyíregyháza.

From 2013 he continued his studies in Budapest with Gábor Eckhardt. In 2015, at the age of 14 (!) he was admitted to the class of special talents at the prestigious Franz Liszt Music Academy, where he is now preparing for his master's degree with Dénes Várjon and Gábor Farkas. In 2017 he finished second at the Bartók Competition in Graz, Austria. In 2020 he was winner of the Yamaha Competition and of the HCC Competition in New York. In 2021 he received third prize at the International Liszt Piano Competition in Weimar, Germany (no first prize was awarded), in the same year he received the Junior Prima Prize. In 2022 he was winner of the Zoltán Kocsis Prize awarded by the Kocsis-Hauser Foundation.

In spite of his young age he performs regularly in Hungary and abroad. In November 2022 he was chosen from hundreds of students to be the soloist of the Jubilee Concert of the Franz Liszt Music Academy and had tremendous success and standing ovation in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4.