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Principal cellist of the Budapest Festival Orchestra

Péter Szabó from Hungary is the principal cellist of the Budapest Festival Orchestra and gives Master Classes worldwide.

Szabó studied at the Music Academy in Kolozsvár (Klausenburg) and at the Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest with Ferenc Rados, György Kurtág and László Mező where he graduated “Cum laude” in 1991.

UNESCO Artist for Peace and Franz Liszt Prize Winner

As solo cellist of the World Orchestra for Peace, founded by Sir George Solti, he received in 2010 the UNESCO Artist for Peace.

In 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.

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