István Lajkó started his music studies at Ágnes Lakatos, then he was a student of Sándor Falvai and Balázs Szokolay and graduated with honors in 2007 from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. Then, in 2014, he received a doctorate in summa cum laude. Mr. Lajkó has won a number of prestigious prizes home and abroad: He won the Béla Bartók Prize in the competition of the International Summer Music Academy of Baden, he is also winner of the Yamaha scholarship. He won First Prize in the Andor Földes Piano Competition. In 2010 he was awarded the Junior Prima Prize in the category of Hungarian Music. Mr. Lajkó has performed in Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Russia, China and the United States and several cities in Hungary.
In 2008, 2010 and 2013, he was selected as a soloist on the New Masters on Tour at the International Holland Music Sessions and four times as a member of the Summer Festival faculty. In 2017, he received an honorary concert from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Weimar, where in 2013 he was also an assistant to his teacher, Balázs Szokolay. During his studies, he also received a postgraduate art scholarship from the German DAAD organization. He is currently an associate professor at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and a senior lecturer at the Cologne College of Music and Dance.