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Cello

Hourly Fee
Intermediate £35.00
Advanced £35.00
Expert £45.00
Casual £35.00

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Personal Description:

Offering online lessons! I am a professional cellist working with orchestras all over the UK, as well as performing as a chamber musician and soloist. Please check out my CV below for details!

Prizes:
3rd Budapest Cello Competition: 1st Prize (2005)
11nd National Cello Competition: 3rd Prize (2005)
10th National Chamber Music Competition: 1st Prize (2007)
4th Ede Banda Cello Competition: 1st Prize (2008)
International Cello Competition in Slovakei: 3rd Prize (2006)
14nd International Cello Competition Giovani Violoncellisti: 3rd Prize (2007)
International Cello Competition in Liezen: 2nd Prize (2008)
International Cello Competition in Liezen: 3rd Prize (2010)
International Cello Competition Agimus for Premio Citta di Padova: 1st Prize (2011)
RCS Classical Concerto Competition: 1st Prize (2016)
Suggia Award by Help Musicians UK (2017)
Finalist in V Casa da Música International Suggia Prize (2017)
Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award (2018)

Education:
Gyorgy Kroo School of Music (1999 - 2008) Teacher: Krisztina David
Preparatory Course of the Exceptionally Talented Students of the Liszt Academy of Music (2008 - 2012) Teacher: Gyorgy Deri PhD.
Liszt Academy of Music (2012 - 2013) BMus Teacher: Gyorgy Deri PhD.
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2013 - 2017) Bmus Teacher: Robert Irvine (supported by ABRSM)
Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland (2017 - 2019) Mmus Teacher: David Watkin, Robert Irvine

Solo experience
I have performed as a soloist with several orchestras, such as:

Caritas Collectio (J. Haydn: Cello Concerto in C major)
Amateur orchestras (J. Haydn: Cello Concerto in D major, P. I. Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations)
Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música (P. I. Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations)
RCS Chamber Orchestra (J. Haydn: Cello Concerto in C major)
Broen Ensemble (A. Vivaldi: Cello Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra (A. Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor)

I had the honour to perform multiple times to His Royal Highness, the Duke of Rothesay, Prince Charles. (Last time it was also broadcasted live by Classic FM.)

Orchestral experience

Trial for Principal Cello of the Scottish Opera (2015)

RCS/Royal Scottish National Orchestra side by side project in **Telephone Number Removed** as Co-Principal and Principal Cello, Professional Experience Scheme (2015/2016)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, as Principal Cello during an RCS/BBC side by side project
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra extra work (2017)
Artistic Co- Director and Principal Cello of Broen Ensemble since January 2017
Scottish Ensemble Tours (Silver Screen Sounds and Dundee Residency Tour 2017, “Music is Power” Tour with Alina Ibragimova 2017), Dumfries Residency 2018
Trial for Principal Cello No.2 of BBC CO from February 2018 - June 2018
Trial for Principal Cello of the Scottish Opera from June 2018 - September 2019
RSNO extra work since November, 2019
Red Note Ensemble Sound Festival, Aberdeen, October 2019; Concert and residency project, February 2020

Chamber Music

Broen Ensemble Artistic Co-Director and Principal Cello (2017- )
Projects so far:
Lunchtime concert in RCS, 2017 March
Glasgow Cathedral Festival lunchtime concert, 2017
RCS Fridays at One Concert Series, May 2018
RCS Ballet Showcase, June 2018
Glasgow Cathedral Festival lunchtime concert, 2018
RCS Fridays at One Concert Series, March 2019
RCS Ballet Showcase, June 2019
Edinburgh Festival Fringe lunchtime concert, August 2019
EMS Scottish Chamber Music Showcase, August 2019
Solheim Cup Gala Dinner, September 2019
EMS National Chamber Music Day with Barrowland Ballet
Perth Concert Hall Lunchtime Concert Series, November 2019
Ardkinglas “Autumn Concerts” series, November 2019
Confirmed Upcoming Projects:
Perth Concert Hall lunchtime concert, November 2019 (postponed)
Ardkinglas “Autumn Concerts” series, November 2019 (postponed)
RCS Fridays at One Concert Series, May 2020 (postponed)
Loch Shiel Festival, Collaboration with Maxwell Quartet and Isabel Charisius, May 2020 (postponed)

Turadh String Quartet
(New string quartet, London debut in Purcell Room, February 2020)

Other experience
I had opportunities to participate in short courses given by fantastic artists such as: Ralph Kirschbaum, Miklos Perenyi, David Geringas, Peter Wispelwey, Ferenc Rados, Laszlo Mezo, Umberto Clerici.

Tutoring Experience:

Teaching experience

I have been teaching privately for nearly 10 years now, and have been a substitute teacher in Hungary from 2009- 2013.

Tutoring Approach:

All lessons are tailored specifically to your needs according to your goals wether your looking to get to know the instrument and improve your abilities in a fun, pressure- free way or preparing for an exam / concert / competition / audition!

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Native Language: Hungarian
Additional Languages: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)

Qualifications:

  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2019) - Master of Music Performance (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2017) - Bachelor of Music Performance with Honours of the First Class (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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