Ádám Tabajdi

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Ádám Tabajdi has gained extensive international experience as the organist intern of the Notre Dame de Paris and the resident organist of the Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara; thus, he may be regarded as one of the outstanding young Hungarian organists of our days.

In 2021 he won the First Prize and the Audience Prize of the 13th Toulouse International Organ Competition.

Currently, he is a doctoral student at the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. In his dissertation, he is studying the problems considering the rhythmic interpretations of the French composer, Jean-Louis Florentz’s organ works with regard to the Western musical tradition and African music.

He started learning to play the piano when he was 5 years old; later, at the age of 14, he also started playing the organ under the influence of Dezső Karasszon PhD, whom he has regarded as an influential musician ever since. He studied the piano with Béla Grünwald and the organ with Dániel Sárosi at the Kodály Secondary School of Music, Debrecen. Later, he studied with László Fassang, János Pálúr, and István Ruppert at the Liszt Academy, Budapest, and with Olivier Latry and Michel Bouvard at the Paris Conservatory. His taste in organ esthetics was shaped by the organology training lead by Balázs Szabó, PhD, and by the study tours abroad organised by the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, during which he had the opportunity to get closely acquainted with important historic organs. He studied improvisation with László Fassang, Thierry Escaich, and János Pálúr; composition with Olivier Trachier and Gergely Barta; the harpsichord with Pierre Casez, Thierry Maeder, and Miklós Spányi; and the piano with Philippe Tamborini and Ilona Prunyi. Mastercourses lead by Christoph Bossert, Wolfgang Zerer, Hans-Ola Ericsson, and Ton Koopman had a definitive influence on him. During his studies in Paris, he was elected to be the intern with the first organist at the Notre Dame de Paris, as a consequence of which he actively participated in the musical life of the cathedral for a year. Following his studies in Budapest and Paris, he was the resident organist at the Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara for a year.