Deszö Vasarhelyi was born in 1936 in Pècs (Hungary), a city 200 km south of Budapest. He studied piano and music theory at the conservatorium, where the culture of art and particularly the music was an old tradition.
Late 1956 he left his homecountry to settle in Belgium.
In the conservatorium of Brussels he won the first prize. Since then he devoted his life to the education of music.
Every year he presented a large number of his students to the audience in the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels.
After 10 years of education and experience he created a new and unseen piano-method.
A method that directs itself, specifically to young children from about 5 years old.
The main purpose of this method was and is to develop, as quickly as possible, but in a smooth and dosed way, the artistical intelligence and sensitivity of the child.
The master created small pieces of music based on melody and rithme, but composed on such an attractive way that they wake up the taste for good music.
Eric Vasarhelyi, his son, was born on 1st May 1964.
Thanks to the musical education of his father, Eric, had fabulous results. In 1969, he won, at the age of five, a competition for young talents, organised by the RTBF and this against much older adversaries. He bacame finalist in the national Gunthercompetition and he graduated there with the highest distinction.
His first single came out at the end of 1969, with compositions of Czerny, Mozart, Bach.
He gave first public recital in 1970 in the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten in Brussels, followed by two recitals in Cologne. He was invited by the West-Deutsche Rudfunk and in October of the same year he acted as a solist during three concerts, with orchestra, in Brussels and Antwerp.
The work he interpretated was written especially for him : « Suite pour Eric ».
With the leading hand of Deszö Vasarhelyi, in coöperation with his son Eric and highly qualified teachers, graduated from different concervatoria, but moddeled by the master of himself, the method payed and still pays off.
Deszö Vasarhelyi died tragically on 27th April 1996 in Dunafoldvar ans Eric decided to continue the work of his father.
Untill today Eric engages himself fully to get everybody to enjoy this unique method, taught in the spirit of his father.