Professional career was ignited by a third-place finish at the Beethoven Piano Competition when he was 18.
He was a student at the Liszt Academy, being taught by Pál Kadosa and Katalin Nemes.
He developed a bad habit of singing while he played. He began holding in his mouth an unlit cigarette to prevent this from happening.
He was initially given piano lessons by his mother.
His album output was prolific with over 60 titles to his name featuring the works of numerous composers, including Brahms, Beethoven, Chopin, Haydn, and Bela Bartok.