Tamás Ungár

Professor of Music
Music
Ed Landreth Hall 233

t.ungar@tcu.edu | 817-257-5893

Education

DM, Indiana University (1983)
MM, Indiana University (1971)
Diploma, (Piano Performance), Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia
L.Mus.A. and A.Mus.A. Diplomas, Sydney, Australia

Courses Taught

MUSI 10080 Undergraduate Chamber Music
MUSI 51081 Artist Diploma Collaborative
MUSI 60080 Graduate Chamber Music
MUSP 20210 Undergraduate Piano
MUSP 40210 Undergraduate Piano
MUSP 30991 Undergraduate Recital I
MUSP 40991 Undergraduate Recital II
MUSP 50210 Artist Diploma
MUSP 50961 Artist Diploma Recital I
MUSP 50971 Artist Diploma Recital II
MUSP 50981 Artist Diploma Recital III
MUSP 50991 Artist Diploma Recital IV
MUSP 60210 Graduate Piano
MUSP 70971 Graduate Recital I
MUSP 70981 Graduate Recital II
MUSP 70210 DMA Piano
MUSP 80981 DMA Recital II

Areas of Focus

Piano and Chamber Music

Pianist Tamás Ungár has earned worldwide acclaim for his powerful performances and innovative programming. A regular guest artist at numerous music centers in the United States, he also performs and teaches frequently all over the globe. Between the 2006 -2014 seasons he performed over 70 concerts in America, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Romania, England, Taiwan, The People’s Republic of China, Korea and Japan. 

In addition to his performing commitments, Tamás Ungár has become one of United States’ best-known and most respected teachers of the piano. As Founder – Executive Director of PianoTexas International Festival and member of the TCU Piano Faculty, he attracts students from across America and as far afield as Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Kazakhstan, Korea, Hungary, Japan, Malaya, Mexico, Poland, Republic of Georgia, Singapore, Russia, Taiwan, and Thailand. His students have received prizes in national and international competitions, have performed in prestigious music centers including Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Recital Hall, New York City and have made numerous recordings. During the summers Dr. Ungár has been invited as guest teacher to the Semper International Music Festival in Völs am Schlern, Italy, the Banff Piano Master Classes, Canada, Hamamatsu Master Classes in Japan, the Tel-Hai Master Classes in Israel, International Master Classes in Katowice and the Chopin Festival in Duszniki, Poland. Since 1989 Tamás Ungár has been a regular guest teacher at the most important music centers in China and has taught in Japan, Korea, Singapore and Indonesia. From 2006 to 2014 he was appointed as Artistic Director of the Beijing International Piano Festival and continues to be Artistic Advisor for the Zhou Guangren Summer Piano Institute. 

In 2010 Dr. Ungár received the prestigious Presidential Scholar Program’s Teacher Recognition Award and in 2013 the Music Teachers National Association (USA) named him “The Teacher of the Year”. The Senate of Texas has proclaimed Tamás Ungár as a “Distinguished Citizen” in recognition for his lifetime work and achievements in the 
fine arts.

Dr. Ungár’s most influential teachers included Alexander Sverjensky at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Lajos Hernádi at the Liszt Academy in Budapest and György Sebök at Indiana University, where he was awarded the Doctorate in Music. Prior to his present position he taught at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Purcell School, England and at the University of California at San Diego. He joined the TCU School of Music in 1978 where he is Professor of Music.
Tamás Ungár records exclusively for CALA Records.

2010 – Presidential Scholar Program’s Teacher Recognition Award
2013 – Music Teachers National Association’s “The Teacher of the Year”.
2013 – The Senate of Texas proclaimed Dr. Tamás Ungár as a “Distinguished Citizen” in recognition for his lifetime work and achievements in the fine arts.

Music Teachers National Association
1998-1990 South Central Divisional Winner – Junior High School Division Piano Competition
2000-2001 South Central Divisional Winner – Collegiate Artist Piano Competition
2001-2002 National Winner – Collegiate Artist Piano Competition
2005-2006 South Central Divisional Winner – Collegiate Artist Piano Competition
2008-2009 South Central Divisional Winner – Collegiate Artist Piano Competition
2009-2010 National winner – Senior Piano Competition
 National Winner – Collegiate Artist Piano Competition
2011-2012 South Central Divisional Winner – Collegiate Artist Piano Competition
2014-2015 National Winner – Collegiate Artist Piano Competition
2016-2017 Third Prize Winner in the National Competition – Collegiate Artist Piano Competition

MTNA

Executive Director, PianoTexas International Academy & Festival

Artistic Adviser Zhou Guangren Summer Piano Institute