Hungarian pianist Éva Polgár is a renowned performer of traditional and contemporary music. She has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist in Hungary, Germany, Finland, France, the United Kingdom, Colombia, and the United States. Recent performances have included concerto appearances with conductors Tamás Vásáry at the Budapest Danube Palace and Horst Förster at the Leipzig Gewandhaus. A graduate of the Franz Liszt University in Budapest and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Ms. Polgár has won top prizes in competitions including the International Liszt Competition in Los Angeles. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of North Texas where she holds a Teaching Fellowship position. Ms. Polgár was recognized with UNT’s Sherman/Barsanti Inspiration Award for her originality and dedication to her creative pursuits.