Over the past several years he has succeeded to wipe off the dust from the organ, and establish a new reputation for this instrument. He enjoys a hugely varied performing career on a diverse spectrum of keyboard instruments including, organ, piano, harpsichord and his special instrument: the harmonium d'art.
Balázs Szabó began his musical studies at the age of 15, graduated from the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and went on to continue his studies in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. During his studys his most important mentor was Prof. Dr. Christoph Bossert, he also concluded the only existing International Master for OrganExperts in Rome and Trossingen, finally 2015 he recived the Doctor of Philosophy in Musicology in Utrecht. He won first Prizes at renowned international organ competitions: St. Maurice (2007 CH), Biarritz (2009 FR), Nürnberg ION (DE) and 2nd prizes in Chartres (2014 FR), Wiesbaden (2009 DE) and Heidelberg (2008 DE). 2010 he received the City of Miskolc Standard of Excellence Award, the Junior Prima Prize and in 2015 the Múzsa-Award. Since 2011 he holds a teaching position at the Liszt Academy of Music and at the Béla Bartók conservatory in Budapest.
Balázs Szabó is a renowned specialist for Max Regers music, in 2016 both his new release double CD, featuring all seven choral-fantasias and his gap filling publication received high acclaim.
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