Levente Kende studied in his native city Budapest at the Bartók Konzervatórum and the Liszt Academy, completing them with Maestro Zecchi and at the Conservatory in Moscow with Mezhloemov. Kende has been living in Antwerp since 1974.
Kende has performed extensively in Belgium and abroad under the baton of, among others, Fernand Terby, André Vandernoot, Alexander Rahbari, David Angus, Jos van Immerseel, Daniele Callegari, Antonio Pappano, David Atherton and Enrique Bátiz. In addition to his work as a soloist, Kende forms a piano duo with his spouse Heidi Hendrickx. Together, they are the driving force behind the Pulhof Concerten, a series of chamber music concerts in Antwerp with Belgian and foreign friends-musicians.
Kende teaches chamber music and is assistant piano at the Conservatory of the Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen.