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Dezsö Ranki is considered today one of the best Hungarian pianists. He is acknowledged in the classical (Mozart, Beethoven), the romantic (Schubert, Schumann) and the modern (Bartok, Kurtag) repertoire as well. He has played in the most important centres in Europe, Japan and America : London (Queen Elisabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall), Paris (Châtelet, Théâtre de la Ville), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Berlin, Vienna (Wiener Festwochen), Milan, San Francisco and Toronto. Dezsö Ranki is guest at the most famous festivals as Lucerne, Ascona, Prague Spring, Weimar, Montpellier, Grange de Meslay, Roque d’Anthéron, Folle Journée de Nantes and Tokyo, Fętes romantiques de Nohant, Lockenhaus, etc...
Dezsö Ranki studied at the Franz-Liszt Academy with Pal Kadosa. He began his international career after he won the Robert Schumann Competition in Germany in 1969. Since then, he has been giving regularly concerts in most of the European countries, North and South America as well as Japan. Beside the recitals, he has played with orchestras such as Berlin Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Orchestre National de France, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Stuttgart Kammerochester, Budapest Festival Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Ličge, Warsaw Philharmonic, N.H.K. Tokyo under Zubin Mehta, Kurt Sanderling, Jeffrey Tate, Frans Brüggen, Ivan Fischer, Lorin Maazel, Daniele Gatti, Zoltan Kocsis, Antoni Wit, Douglas Boyd, Nikolaj Znaider, etc.
Recently he has played with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken under Michel Tabachnik, Orchestre national Montpellier under Michael Schonwandt and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra under Markus Stenz.
Future engagements include among other the New Japan Philharmonic under Toshiyuki Kamioka, the Radio Filharmonisch Orchest under Karel Mark Chichon, the Konzerthaus Orchester under Gilbert Varga, recitals in Paris and at the Schwetinger Festspiele and a tour in Japan,
Dezsö Ranki recordings are issued by Teldec, Quint Records and Denon. For his interpretation of the Chopin' Etudes, Op. 10 he was awarded the "Grand Prix de l'Académie Charles-Cros". The Bartok' Mikrokosmos for Teldec gained a great acclaim.
Dezsö Ranki also plays regularly two pianos and piano-four-hands recital with Edit Klukon. Their last CD-recording contains works by Satie and Liszt.