Zsuzsanna Balla will perform during the Friday evening Artistic and Literary Program, a traditional event and part of the Hungarian Congress. Zsuzsanna is a Hungarian piano artist, born in 1975, in Marosvásárhely (Targu-Mures), Romania.
Since 1989, Zsuzsanna has given concerts and piano recitals in many cities of Hungary, Romania, Spain, France, Germany and the USA.
She received her high school Diploma at the Marosvásárhely Art School, a time during which she studied piano with Professor Zoltán Szőnyi. In 1999, she received her Bachelor of Science Degree at Transylvania University in Brasso (Brasov), with a major in piano performance in the class of Stela Dragulin. She graduated as valedictorian of the year.
From 1993-2002 Zsuzsanna regularly attended the International Master Courses taught by well known piano artists like Tatiana Pikaizen, Stela Dragulin, Lory Walfish, Balázs Szokolay, István Lantos, and Jenő Jandó.
Zsuzsanna has extensive Teaching Experience; from 1999-2000, she was a Piano Teacher and Accompanist at Transylvania University in Brassó. From 2000-2001 she was also a Piano Teacher and Accompanist at the Marosvásárhely Art School. Since 2001, she has been a Private Piano Teacher with the Ann Arbor (MI) Piano Teachers Guild.
Regarding her performing experience, from 1989-2002, Zsuzsanna gave numerous concerts and piano recitals in many cities of Hungary, Romania, Spain, France, Germany and the USA.
From1995-2001, she was a member of the award winning “Armonia” chamber music assemble, which performed numerous concerts in with great success in many Romanian cities. From 2000-2001 she was the “Piano Artist” with the Marosvásárhely Symphony Orchestra, and had many national and international concerts and recitals.
Since 2000, she has served as the Organist and Music Director of Holy Cross Hungarian Roman Catholic Church, Detroit, MI.
Her professional memberships include The Hungarian Arts Club, Ann Arbor Area Private Piano Teachers Guild, Michigan Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association.
Zsuzsanna Balla’s repertoire includes a wide pallet of piano lyrics from Bach to Janacek, but she is especially attracted by Chopin and Mozart.
In the past two years, she has toured the country from Chicago to Los Angles, performing four-hand piano music with another talented Hungarian pianist, Tom Szőr. Their Brahms Hungarian Dances series has been of great success and has earned excellent reviews.