Gergely Tóth-Vajna (Gregory Toth von Vajna), conductor and keyboard specialist, is one of the emerging figures of the international musical and research scene. He studied conducting in Budapest and has recently completed his postgraduate studies at the RCM in fortepiano and conducting with renowned professors, including Geoffrey Govier, Howard Williams, Ashley Solomon and Sir Roger Norrington. Gergely started his RCM doctoral studies in 2021 focusing on English Classical Piano music, and is a RCM Studentship Holder.
Gergely has given recitals in many European countries and the USA as a conductor as well as soloist on instruments including the fortepiano, harpsichord, organ and clavichord. He has attended several masterclasses on conducting and historical keyboard instruments including: Péter Eötvös, Daniela Gatti, Riccardo Muti, Jorma Panula, Uroš Lajovic, Malcolm Bilson, Ton Koopman, Masaaki Suzuki, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Christine Schornsheim, Hans Fagius.
He is the founder and artistic director of the Harmonia Caelestis Baroque Orchestra, and is a passionate four-hands player, collaborating with his chamber music partner and twin brother Zsombor as Duo Piano e Forte. Their discography comprises four CDs on fortepiano and harpsichord music, including the premiere of Händel’s suite for two harpsichords. In addition to his musical ventures, Gergely holds a summa cum laude degree in medicine from the Semmelweis University and is a board-certified Pediatrician.
Gergely was awarded the Semmelweis University’s most prestigious Kerpel Prize in 2013 and was elected among the 50 most talented young Hungarians in 2015. He is also a recipient of the grant for the talented youth in Hungary as well as several research grants.
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