Masterclass with violist Máté Szücs

Principal violist Berlin Philharmonic
Sunday 8th October. 13.30 – 15.30pm
Venue: Bishop instruments & bows, 2 Hinde Street, London W1U 2AZ

Young violists from Junior Royal Academy of Music, Junior Royal College of Music, Junior Guildhall, Junior Trinity Laban and Menuhin school will be taking part.

First prize winner at the International Violin and Viola Competition in Liège Máté Szücs, is principal solo violist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Szücs first learned violin, winning the special prize at the Hungarian Violin Competition for Young Artists aged eleven. He won several other prestigious awards before switching to viola aged seventeen. Szücs graduated with the highest distinction from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and the Royal Conservatory of Flanders, before gaining a diploma, again with distinction, at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth.

Before joining the Berlin Philharmonic in 2011, Szücs played solo violist for prestigious orchestras including, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders, the Bamberger Symphoniker, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.

Regularly invited to Europe as a soloist, Szücs also plays chamber music with musicians including: Janine Jansen, Vadim Repin, Ilja Gringolts and Vladimir Mendelssohn. Limited tickets (all free) contact: Sean@bishopstrings.com

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