Isabel Keleti

Isabel Keleti is a Kansas native and NYC-based pianist. She received a Fulbright award from the U.S. Department of State, allowing her to study in the Czech Republic with Professor Jan Jiraský at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno. She completed a Masters of Music degree in Piano Performance at Mannes School of Music – The New School in New York City under the direction of Dr. Vladimir Valjarević. She received her Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance from KU School of Music studying with former department chair Dr. Jack Winerock. In 2019, she won two international competitions in China: the ROXE MTSY International Music Competition in Xi’an and BIMFA Solo Piano Competition in Beijing. She is a musician-owner of Groupmuse, a platform which fosters a community of musicians and music-lovers to come together for intimate salon-style house concerts. She is also a dedicated teacher, having been awarded a Mannes Teaching Fellowship, and was one of the founding teachers for Pianos Without Borders. Her students have won prizes in numerous competitions and have been invited to perform in Carnegie Hall.