Géza Anda was admitted to the famous Liszt Academy in Budapest at the age of just thirteen, and received his training from its legendary professors of the time such as Ernst von Dohnányi and Léo Weiner. A scholarship then enabled him to continue his studies in Berlin. Anda managed to emigrate to Switzerland during the Second World War, and from then on made this country his home. But his career took him across all of Europe and on repeated tours to the USA, Japan, Korea and South Africa. He performed with all the great conductors from Fricsay to Abbado and Boulez.