Sebestyén Nyírő

Born in Hungary, Sebestyén Nyírő graduated from E. Dohnanyi Special Vocational School of Musical Arts".
He holds Master's Degrees in Piano Teaching and Performance from the Basel Music Academy in Switzerland and an Honours Degree of the Liszt Academy of Music in Hungary and came to The Hartt School in 2008 to study with Oxana Yablonskaya.At present, Sebestyén is a DMA student at the School of Fine Arts of UCONN, working with Prof. Larrabee.
He has received numerous honors and scholarships and served as organist in churches of Hungarian, Swiss and Americancommunities. His uncle, Gabor, is a beloved teacher of piano at the Liszt Academy in Hungary, and also an organist.
Sebestyén enjoys familiarizing young music students with new or different works, giving "crash courses", when he is in Hungary.
He is the editor, translator and designer of the book on Bach's keyboard works ornamentation by the famous Bach scholar Hans Klotz, licensed by the world-known Baerereiter Publishing House, Germany which is being edited by MHMC Budapest 2009. His recording of the Goldberg-variations BWV 988 by J. S. Bach is also going to be released by the MHMC Budapest, 2009.

Also, Sebestyén is a Hungaroton (Naxos) artist: their cooperation will be resulted in an upcoming CD realization in 2010. He is the chamber music partner of the famous Sopranist Eva Csapó, the violonist Alexandre Dubach, a Milstein-pupil, and the world-renowned russian emigrant cellist Mark Varshavsky, all living and working in Switzerland. In the US he is the piano partner in chamber music of Stan Renard.

"Mr Nyiro impressed me as a very deep, thoughtful and serious musician. He is a musician who is not satisfied with a mere text of the composition he is learning, but as a pianist who immerses himself deep into the research of the composers ideas and intent. Mr Nyiro is a technically advanced and with the skills of the virtuoso." - O. Yablonskaya, Juilliard School of Music, New York, 2008


Eva Csapó, Konzertsängerin - Sebestyén Nyirö, Pianist