Vásáry, Tamás

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Vásáry, Tamás (b Debrecen, 1933). Hung. pianist and conductor. Début at age 8. Learned theory, Liszt Acad. Won Queen Elisabeth of Belgians comp. 1956, Rio de Janeiro int. comp. 1956. Swiss resident from 1958. London début 1961, NY 1962. Salzburg Fest. 1970. Specialist in Liszt. Début as cond. 1970. Joint cond., Northern Sinfonia 1979–83; prin. cond. Bournemouth Sinfonietta 1989–91; mus. dir. and prin. cond. Budapest SO from 1993.