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Tanya Vegvary

Vegvary, Tanya

Tanya Vegvary

Prize winner composer of the ICCTCP 2020
for her work “Geary Street” for solo piano

Tanya Végváry began studying piano at the age of four under the tutelage of her father. She started formal lessons at age six. As a young pianist Tanya won several awards and honors including the Festival of New American Music honor, Grayce Kent Clark Scholarship award, Music Teachers Association of California Scholarship award, and the Edna S. Sibole Scholarship award.

Tanya continued her studies at the California State University where she received a talent based scholarship each semester, was the winner of the Senior Achievement Award and the winner of the annual Concerto Competition.

Ms. Vegvary also received the Pi Kappa Lambda national honor. She graduated Summa cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities with an emphasis on religious studies, and a second Bachelors of Music degree in Piano Performance.

Reviews of Ms. Vegvary’s performances and compositions have been tremendous. “…Vegvary’s original compositions show a wide range of influences and a taste for pushing musical boundaries. Her set of variations (Theme and Variations for Violin and Piano) are everywhere full of color, and she’s not shy about taking risks and being provocative. It came across as music that makes you think and feel, and if that isn’t the point of original music, I don’t know what is.” (Edward Ortiz, Sacramento Bee) And in another review, “Tanya Vegvary received a standing ovation for her moving performance.” (Steffi Broski, East Sacramento News) Vegvary’s original piece titled “Geary Street” was described as “a musical trip through rush hour traffic, but punctuated by moments of clarity and serenity.”(Chris Macias, Sacramento Bee) “Ms. Vegvary brings a passion and fire to the piano literature that would thrill Beethoven. She takes those little notes on the page and breathes life into them, literally teasing out the flesh and blood that has gone into each composition, peeling back the layers of heart and emotion in each work until it is revealed stark and luminescent. She is fearless and devoted to the work, whether it is her own brilliant composition (I heard three at her concert), or works of previous masters.” (Jim Caroompas, Martinez News Gazette).

Tanya continues to compose and perform internationally, performing at the Cascade Theatre in Redding, CA, the Washington Arts Club in Washington D.C., the Festival of New American Music at California State University Sacramento, Trinity Chamber Concerts in Berkeley, California, two premier concerts in Portland Oregon at The Old Church Concert Series and at Old First Concerts in San Francisco. Tanya has debuted at the Kindred Arts Concert Association, Steinway Hall, and the Hemet County Public Library Concert Series and Master Class, the National Gallery in Washington D.C., Music on the Divide in Georgetown, the Solano County Concert Association and Symphony Recital and fundraiser for the symphony, and the Crocker Art Museum Sunday Concert Series . She was the featured guest artist at the gala performance of Maestro Danielle Petralia in San Marino. Ms. Vegvary performed a special all Liszt program at the Hungarian National Embassy in Washington D.C., and at the Hungarian Consulate General in Los Angeles, in honor of the bicentennial anniversary of Liszt’s birth year, and coinciding with the Hungarian national holiday on March 15. She is featured as soloist with orchestra and multiple competition winner, including winner with the Reno Pops Orchestra. Ms. Vegvary performed a solo piano recital at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., a concert which met wide critical acclaim. In 2020 she is a two time winner of the American Protege piano competition and will perform at Carnegie Hall.

Tanya’s first CD, which contains two of her original piano compositions, L’éclair, and Geary Street, in addition to a program of works by Beethoven, Chopin, Faure, and Liszt, has been featured on local classical radio KXPR, as well as on radio stations across the US and in Germany. In 2019 Vegvary released her second CD — this CD contains only her original compositions, by popular demand. The album “True Love” is available now worldwide, on all digital outlets.

Tanya Vegvary is a member of the Music Teachers Association of California, where she served as president for two consecutive terms. She has taught piano lessons for many years and is the founder and owner of the Sacramento Piano Conservatory School of Music. The school prides itself on offering the highest level of musical instruction and performance opportunities to students young and old, on most every instrument. Tanya’s students have participated and placed highly in competition and recital.

Tanya is active and engaging on social media – you can follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and You Tube. She enjoys connecting with her fans, posting photos and teaching videos, and blogging about her life and experiences. She would love to meet you there!

“Geary Street” for solo piano

This piece reflects the busy hilly streets of San Francisco, California. The music is a rollicking romp through the business district, downtown, Chinatown, and all the way to the beach. It feels like a rollercoaster ride, and a picture of the slice of life throughout the busy city.

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