Gergely Bogányi is a born musician, born into a musical Hungarian family. His brilliant technique, coupled with a deeply expressed, artistic interpretation has made him an outstanding international performer. Born in Vác, Hungary, Gergely Bogányi began playing the piano at the age of four. He continued his studies at the Liszt Academy in Budapest with Laszlo Baranyay. He also studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with Professor Matti Raekallio, and at the university of Indiana in Bloomington with Professor György Sebök. He participated in several master classes of Annie Fischer and Ferenc Rados. Among his professors he cordially remembers Annie Fischer who made a deep impression upon his art.
From a young age, Gergely Bogányi has had success in several national and international competitions. He won a prize at the national piano competition in Nyíregyháza at the age of six, and three years later he won top prize at the same competition. Other early competitions include the third prize in Ettlingen, Germany in 1990 and the second prize in Epinal, France in 1991, where he was the youngest competitor.
Gergely Bogányi is a constant guest for recitals in the best halls in Europe and worldwide, and is invited to perform as a soloist by the best orchestras in the world, for example the London Philharmonics in 2004. He is regularly making radio, TV and CD recordings and giving master classes. Besides the complete Chopin oeuvre and a wide repertoire of solo pieces (for example Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Liszt, Bartók), there are more than 30 piano concertos on his extremely broad repertoire. In the autumn of 2001 his series of "Chopin's complete piano works" received the Hungarian gramofon Prize in the category of "Best concert event and performing artist in Hungary".
In 2004 he received the "Kossuth Prize" from the President of the Hungarian Republic, the highest artistic award of his native country.