Emese Mali is one of the foremost young pianists in Hungary. She graduated from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, having studied with Katalin Schweitzer, György Nádor, Balázs Réti, and Márta Gulyás. She attended master classes with Ferenc Rados, György Sebők, Dimitri Baskirov, Jan Wijn, and András Schiff.
Emese won first prize in the Andor Földes Competition in Budapest, a special prize by the International Mozart Foundation at the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg, and she was the Grand Prize winner at the Los Angeles International Franz Liszt Piano Competition. She was awarded the Annie Fischer Performance Scholarship for three consecutive years and also the scholarship of the KLASSZ Musical Office.
Emese Mali has given numerous recitals at prestigious Hungarian festivals. Her international appearances include recitals and soloist performance in several European cities.
She also performs with leading artists in chamber music such as Miklós Perényi and Jason Calloway (cello), Kálmán Berkes (clarinet), Márta Gulyás (piano), Péter Bársony (viola), Katalin Kokas, Márta Ábrahám, Orsolya Korcsolán and Joanna Kamenarska (violin), Noémi Győri and Gergely Madaras (flute). Emese Mali’s regular chamber partner is cellist, Ditta Rohmann. They won two special prizes at the Italian chamber music competition named Premio Trio di Trieste in 2003 and they have become constant performers in the world of Hungarian music ever since.
Currently, Emese Mali works with András Keller and the Concerto Budapest Symphonic Orchestra on a regular basis. Also, she performs with Zoltán Rácz and the UMZE chamber ensemble. She is noted for presenting a number of contemporary Hungarian pieces.
She has been a collaborative pianist at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy. She is also a recurring pianist at the Tibor Varga Summer Academy in Sion as well as at the masterclasses of the International Musicians’ Seminar Prussia Cove in England.