In my view, an authentic musician is one who has no wish to create art for selfish purposes. Someone who never aims to stand out as an individual, but instead pays close attention to her colleagues and is thrilled – and rejoices along with them – when they make it through a difficult solo. A true musician plays at exactly the same level and with just as much devotion in a tiny cultural centre in a small rural town as they do in the biggest concert hall in Budapest or abroad. Their greatest aim is for music to touch the people who are listening to it.
I was eight years old when I started to play the cello at the music school in Keszthely.
I then went on to continue my studies at the music high school in Szombathely under the guidance of Antal Pálkövi. Thanks to him, I was admitted to the Liszt Academy in 1985.
There at the music academy in Budapest, I studied under Miklós Perényi, whose impact on my musical tastes and values has lasted throughout my entire life.
After graduating in 1990, I was employed by the Hungarian National Philharmonic (then called the Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra), and I have been a dedicated part of it ever since.