József Balog has given more than 1000 concerts as a soloist and chamber musician in 26 countries accross Europe, America and Asia. He appeared in great concert halls such as the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Chan Centre (Vancouver), Kensington Palace (London – in the presence of Prince Charles), Philharmonic Hall (Kiev), Palace of Arts (Budapest), Vredenburg Music Center (Utrecht), Musikhuset (Aarhus), Antonin Castle (Poland), Equinoxe (Chateauroux), Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Hall (Lodz), Konzerthaus (Vienna), Teatre de la Monnaie (Brussels), Philharmonic Hall (St Petersburg), Karsiyaka Opera House and Adnan Saygun Concert Hall (Izmir), TRT Radio Hall (Ankara), Yarmouk Cultural Center (Kuwait), to name but a few. He also enjoyed great success in the Chopin Festival (Mallorca, 1999), Piano Festival (Tiszadob, 2003), Lisztomanias (Chateauroux, 2005), Schubertiade (Roskilde, 2006), Spring Festival (Russia, 2006), Festival Lago Maggiore (Italy, 2006), Winter Festival (Sarajevo, 2007), Liszt Festival (Sopron, 2010, 2011) Liszt Festival (Ankara, 2011), Budapest Spring Festival (2011,2016), Rudersdal Summer Concerts (2013),World Expo-Milan (2015), Festival Academy (2016), Café Budapest (2016), Shanghai-China International Arts Festival (2016). His playing was broadcasted on radio and television in Hungary, Holland, Romania, Russia, Denmark, Poland, Turkey and in UK (BBC Radio). At the request of Dutch television (VPRO, 2005), he recorded Liszt’s Piano Sonata in B minor.

 

 

He has played with orchestras such as the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra , Jerusalem Chamber Orchestra, Presidential Symphony Orchestra, Ukranian National Philharmonic and Radio Orchestra, UANL Symphony Orchestra, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Hungarian State Opera House Orchestra, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Szeged Symphony Orchestra, Pécs Symphony Orchestra, Dohnányi Ernő Symphony Orchestra, Danube Symphony Orchestra, Miskolc Symphony Orchestra, Debrecen Symphony Orchestra, under the the direction of great conductors including Zoltán Kocsis, Jesús Medina, Vitaly Protasov, János Kovács, Ádám Medveczky, Tamás Vető, Ferenc Gábor, Felix Carrasco, István Dénes, András Deák, Balázs Kocsár, Csaba Somos, László Kovács, Tamás Gál, Gábor Hollerung, Zsolt Hamar, Gergely Kesselyák, Volodimir Sheyko and András Keller.

He has eight CD recordings at Convention Budapest Classic, Hungaroton and Brillant Classics. His first album - titled Hungaricum - won the "Liszt Grand Prix du Disque" in 2005, and his latest, "Transcendental Etudes" by Liszt was recording of the month in June 2015, on the one of the most prestigious website:allmusic.com.