Critics praise ÉVA POLGÁR for her “intelligent interpretations” (Funzine Magazine), “emotional power” (New York Concert Review), and “vibrant technique” (American Hungarian Journal). She is a sought-after recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, educator, and adjudicator. Beyond her devotion to performing traditional piano repertoire, her creative personality particularly shines through her work in contemporary music and multidisciplinary arts. Her interest in the fusion of the arts has developed into an extensive collaboration with visual artist Sándor Vály. Their albums of experimental music inspired by literature and visual arts are released under Ektro Records and broadcast on Finnish national radio.
Born and raised in Hungary, Polgár’s dedication to Hungarian culture has led her to specialize in the music of Franz Liszt and Béla Bartók. Her interpretation of Liszt’s piano works was praised by Liszt scholar Alan Walker as “A stunning performance! A real artist!” and she has been featured at the Hungarian Embassy in Washington, D.C., the Hungarian Culture Centre in London, and the Franz Liszt Museum and Research Center in Budapest. Her performance of Bartók’s Three Burlesques, Op. 8, was broadcast on Austrian national radio. Her solo album titled Liszt: Harmonies patriotiques et religieuses was released recently under Hunnia Records.