Zoltán Onczay

La Masterclass si svolgerà dal 13 al 20 Agosto 2023 presso l’Auditorium di Santarcangelo, Italia.

Scadenza Domanda Iscrizione: 23 Luglio 2023
Quota Iscrizione e Quota Masterclass: 450 Euros

Per la masterclass è prevista una lezione ogni giorno di un’ora. I partecipanti dovranno inviare una lista del repertorio che desiderano lavorare durante la masterclass e copia delle parte pianistiche.

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Received his diploma at the Liszt Music Academy Budapest in 2004 in the class of László Mező, cellist of the famous Bartók Quartet. Afterwards, Zoltan received his soloist diploma as a Hindemith scholarship student in Berlin at the UDK in 2008, in the class of Wolfgang Boettcher. During the international seminars, his professors were: János Starker, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Thomas Demenga, Heinrich Schiff and Jens Peter Maintz.

Led by Claudio Abbado, Zoltan was principal cellist in the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, and toured numerous American and European large cities, performing at concerts with artists such as Pierre Boulez, Seiji Ozawa, Mariss Jansons, Kent Nagano, Anne Sophie Mutter, Jurij Bashmet and Yo-Yo Ma.

To be highlighted amongst his numerous awards is the Yamaha Award, received from the European Yamaha Music Foundation. He also won the Martinu Award during the Semmering Summer Academy and the Wiener- Classic and Kodaly Award. He also received a prize at the international competition of European Music for Youth in Oslo.

As a cellist of the Budapest Sextet (1999-2003), he performed in Germany and Japan. He lived in Germany from 2004 until 2015 where he was a member of the Mannheim Chamber Orchestra, and was the artistic leader of the Tower concert chamber series.

He was a guest principal cellist at the Tongyeong Festival Orchestra in South Korea in 2017/18 and between 2018-2020 he was a guest cellist at the Malaysian Symphony Orchestra (MPO). Since autumn of 2015 he is principal cellist at the MAV Symphony Orchestra and the Budapest Art Orchestra.

In addition to classical music, he is also engaged in electroacoustic and improvisational music.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Zoltan performs in Europe, North and South America, Asia.

He considers his mission to be the promotion of Hungarian and contemporary music locally and abroad, and in 2021 received the Artisjus Performing Arts Award in Hungary.

As founding member, he is a teacher and supporter of young talents with the Fejes Academy. Zoltan is a coordinator of the Adam Gyorgy Castle Academy for cello, which focuses on teaching and promoting Asian students. Zoltan also assists Csaba Onczay’s (professor at the Liszt Academy Budapest) masterclasses in different countries.