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Conversations with Peter & Ildiko Szabo


Thursday, April 20, 2023

4.00 pm ET/ 10.00 pm CET

Duration: 45 minutes


New technics in cello playing with Peter & Ildiko Szabo



Conversations with Peter & Ildiko Szabo


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Peter & Ildiko Szabo

Principal cellist of the Budapest Festival Orchestra and solo cellist of the World Orchestra for Peace, founded by Sir George Solti. Peter received the 2010 UNESCO Artist for Peace. That same year, he was awarded the Franz Liszt Prize for the Hungarian State's artistic accomplishments.

In 2010, Péter Szabo founded the Sinfonietta Pannonica Chamber Orchestra, of which he is the artistic director and conductor. Szabó studied at the Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest with Ferenc Rados, György Kurtág, and László Mező. In addition, Peter is a Master Teacher for iClassical Academy and has recorded various Masterclasses.

Ildikó Szabó was an assistant professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Weimar in the semester 2019/2020. She took up a deputy professorship at the University of Music and Theatre Hamburg for the winter semester of 2020/2021. Ildiko is one of the most prominent representatives of Generation Y, who has performed as a soloist in numerous internationally acclaimed concert halls. Sir Alfred Brendel, Gyorgy Kurtag, Peter Eotvos, and Ivan Fischer acknowledge her skills.

She studied with László Mező at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest from the age of 11 and was taught by János Starker in Bloomington (Indiana, USA) every summer. In 2011, she began studying with Jens Peter Maintz at the Berlin University of the Arts. She later became a student of Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the University of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar, also taking on the role of assistant for his class during the 2019/20 winter semester. Ildikó has won several prizes: the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb, the TONALi Grand Prix, the David Popper International Cello Competition, the International Cello Competition Antonio Janigro, and the Liezen International Cello Competition.

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