The exquisitely talented Hungarian pianist Peter Toth was 11 before he started taking piano lessons, considered a relatively late age to begin, especially for successful virtuosos. His natural talent overcame any tardiness—within three years of touching his first piano he won first prize at the International Piano Competition in Wittenburg, Germany. The win was pivotal. He was accepted into a class for gifted children at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest. Other major prizes were to follow, including the Franz Liszt International piano competition more than once. He has been compared to the great 19th century Hungarian virtuoso and composer as he tours around the world, and lauded for breathtaking artistry, elegance and imagination. Toth is bringing his talents for the fourth time to the Carmel area, performing at Hidden Valley Theater, playing works by Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Mozart, Bartok and Chopin.