Zsolt Bognár

Pianist, host, and author Zsolt Bognár is known to many around the globe in musical and cultural circles. As pianist, he has performed in Europe, Asia, and United States, and recorded a highly-praised debut album of works of Schubert and Liszt. He has appeared at New York’s Lincoln Center and 92nd Street Y, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. With notable performances in Berlin, Vienna, Munich, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Chicago, and Los Angeles, he has appeared on many NPR programs including full-length recital programs and interviews; he hosts broadcasts including at Live with Carnegie Hall. As producer and host of the award-winning series Living the Classical Life, he has shared the stories of legendary musical figures through rarely-told stories in nearly 100 episodes filmed as of 2021. Mr. Bognár’s speaking engagements explore diverse subjects; his two TEDMED presentations in San Francisco were broadcast live in 164 countries. Zsolt Bognár studied with Sergei Babayan and Paul Schenly at Cleveland Institute of Music.