Award-winning pianist Hanbo Ma made her debut at the Embassy of Hungary on Wednesday, May 24, delivering an inspired performance of the music of Franz Liszt to a guest list that included diplomats and prominent Washington, DC socialites.

Pianist Hanbo Ma, one of today’s most promising young artists who made numerous solo appearances and has been featured with orchestra throughout the United States and Canada, provided Embassy guests with a sampling of the music of Hungarian composer Franz Liszt on Wednesday, May 24.

Ma, whose career began with a performance of Islamey by Balakirev at Severence Hall in Cleveland at the age of 17, delivered stunning renditions of Liszt’s Transcendental Étude No. 4 in D minor, “Mazeppa," Three Concert Études No. 2, “La leggierezza,” and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor, finishing with Sonata in B minor.

Hanbo Ma is recently is currently in preparation to premier composer Elizabeth Baker's newly written composition Four Planes. Her recent success include First Prize at the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition and a recital tour in Washington D.C., Budapest, and London featuring an all-Liszt program.