Fanni Sarkozy is an internationally recognized, highly trained pianist, singer and music educator who is equally proficient in jazz and classical music. Born into a family of musicians, Fanni began her classical piano studies at the tender age of 6. She graduated with Honors at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary with a major in piano in 2004. At the age of 16, she joined to her first rock-band and from that moment she started to participate regularly in concerts, club events, and music contests as well. Beside her classical studies, in 2002 Fanni and her musician friends – Peter Schneider and Gabor Pusztai – established her first major band called Mizar. Their effort and proficiency lead them to win numerous jazz and pop competitions in Hungary and abroad.
Fanni started to create music in 2001 and she became an award-winning composer.
Her first record released in 2006 in collaboration with Mizar. (Leszek En – NarRator Records)
While teaching classical piano at the Academy’s jazz faculty since 2007, Fanni has also achieved international recognition as a keyboardist, vocalist and composer. In 2010 Mizar won the International Songwriting Contest France first prize in jazz category with one of Fanni's songs called "No time to lose”. Also, in the same year the American magazine, JAZZIZ, released a review and a CD-attachment with a new song of the Mizar's second album called Natural Design (2009. Beaglebeat Records)
In 2010 she was invited to play with the hungarian jazz band called Mrs.Columbo. The band released several recordings and played on music festivals. She also participated in the Eurovision contest in 2012. In 2013 Mrs. Columbo won the prominent Hungarian award, the Fonogram Awards for "Best Jazz album of the Year” with their record "Re-make up” (Magneoton Records).
Fanni is also known from her music written for films, radio commercials and documentary films.
In 2015 she was requested to work with the famous film-director Pal Sandor as a music specialist, and instructor in the movie called "Vandorszineszek”. She also started to write music for a new hungarian documentary film called "The Amphibious” which was released in 2017 April.Nowadays Fanni continues to create music & perform with numerous well-known Hungarian artists as a session musician.