Zsuzsa Elekes

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Zsuzsa Elekes (born May 13, 1955 in Budapest ) is a Hungarian organist and lecturer at the Béla Bartók Music Conservatory in Budapest.


Zsuzsa Elekes studied piano , organ and harpsichord at the Béla Bartók Music Conservatory and at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in her native town with Ferenc Gergely and János Sebestyén. After completing her studies with honors in 1978, a grant from the Hungarian state made it possible for her to study with Hannes Kästner , organist at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig , for two years . She then took part in master classes by Marie-Claire Alain , Jean Guillou , Johannes Ernst Köhler , Michael Radulescu , Michael Schneider , and Luigi Tagliavini .

From 1980 to 1994 Zsuzsa Elekes was a soloist with the Hungarian Philharmonic. Concert tours have taken her to Germany , the Czech Republic , Slovakia , England , France , Italy , Austria , Poland , Romania , the Netherlands and Japan, among others . She has made more than 20 recordings on Hungarian, German, Dutch and Japanese record labels. She acted as a judge in interpretation competitions.


During her training, she won several international awards:

  • 1978: 2nd prize at the 1st International Frant Liszt Organ Competition in Budapest
  • 1979: 3rd prize at the international organ competition "Prague Spring"
  • 1980: 1st prize at the International Bach Competition in Leipzig

She also received:

  • 1975: Artisjus Prize
  • 1986: Memorial plaque of the Liszt Society
  • 1988: Prize of the Cziffra Foundation
  • 1992: Artisjus Prize
  • 1993: Artisjus Prize
  • 1994: Franz Liszt Prize of the Hungarian State.


  • "JS Bach's Organ Works", 1981
  • "Johann Sebastian Bach: Mert az Istennek beszéde élő és ható", 1984
  • "Franz Liszt: Ad nos, ad salutarem undam, Evocation, Trauerode", 1986
  • "Franz Liszt: Missa Choralis - Sacred choral music", 1986
  • "Franz Liszt: Choral Works", 1991
  • "Franz Liszt: Works for Harmonium, for Cello and Piano", 1994
  • "Johann Sebastian Bach: Organ Works", 1994
  • "Walcker organ - Grote of Martinikerk Doesburg", 1994
  • Record "Franz Liszt: Organ Works", 1996
  • "Liszt Organ Works", 1996
  • "György Orbán: Passion", 1999
  • "György Orbán: Christmas Oratorio", 2007
  • "Hungarian organ music", 2009

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