With extraordinary matinee-idol looks and demanding marquee presence, one would expect to find iconic composer Levente Egry on the cover of such leading publications as GQ, Esquire or Men’s Vogue magazines.
That’s common reaction often given to one of the more debonaire concert pianists to ever hail from Budapest, Hungary. Some Hollywood filmmakers have even described Egry as possessing cinematic features and universal appeal. So why isn’t this dashing man of incredible distinction already wowing audiences at the box office?
Egry has been busy working on his next album which follows the phenomenal success of Sentimental Piano Concerto, performed with the Artofonic Chamber Orchestra, a company he founded. Critics have hailed his memorable compositions of Midnight Impromptu, Shanghai Serenade and Hungarian Ballad as “hauntingly beautiful” and “truly transcendent.”
Stated famed German operatic soprano Julia Varady Fishcher-Dieskau: “[Egry’s music] carries the tune to the tranquil, intimate moments of clarity, in which one looks at life as a celebration.”
Egry has an expanding list of admirers stretched over several continents and throughout varied musical styles. He has produced and composed songs for scores of popular albums and recording artists, including 2009 World Artist Award winner Anastacia. Prior to releasing his first solo album in 1999, Egry produced for the multiple award-winning pop band Hip Hop Boyz of Hungary and opened for the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
What’s next for this breath-taking Hungarian prodigy? “I’m ready to come to America and perform at some of the more celebrated venues,” said Egry.
Egry hopes to make his American debut on the West Coast in 2010. And once he hits the United States by storm, this reporter predicts that the silver screen will not be that far behind, either scoring for a film or acting in a major motion picture.
My Beverly Hills-based company conducted an informal poll to determine who music lovers feel is the sexiest composer alive. Egry assumed top position. Other contenders included Prince (who currently holds the title of “Sexiest Vegetarian Alive”), Michael Jackson, Beethoven, A.R. Rahman and Andrew Lloyd Webber. “I still have a crush on Beethoven,” said one participant. To hear Egry’s sensational brilliance, visit http://www.egrylevente.com/.