Ferenc János Szabó DLA, PhD (1985, Pécs), pianist and musicologist. Studied piano at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy (Budapest) and chamber music at Kunstuniversität Graz. He has doctor’s degrees DLA as pianist (2012) and PhD in musicology (2019) (both summa cum laude). As a pianist, he won several prizes at international chamber music competitions. From March 2013, he has been associate professor and vocal coach at the Voice Department of the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in the class of Éva Marton and Andrea Meláth.
From September 2011, he has worked at the Institute for Musicology (Research Centre for the Humanities, ELKH). His research fields are the history of Hungarian sound recordings and performance practice. He won postdoctoral scholarships of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music (2013) and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2013–2015), and the Zoltán Kodály Scholarship for young musicologists (2016–2018). In 2019 he won the Edison Fellowship of the British Library and the Richard Taylor Bursary of the City of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society.