Ever since I was five years old, I knew I wanted to work in music. What I didn't know as a child, however, is that to practice this profession I would need to make sacrifices and work every day. Now, as I near the end of my career, I would like to believe I have succeeded in making some of my childhood dreams come true. I hope the orchestra's concerts are just as special an experience for the audience each night as they are meaningful for the musicians in the orchestra.
My name is Zsuzsanna Bársony. After studying the violin for ten years, I changed to the viola. I graduated from the music and teacher departments of the Liszt Academy in 1987, studying under László Bársony. In 1985, I became a member of the Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra, and still work there today. It is now known as the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra. I was part of the two periods defined by Kobayashi and Kocsis. Between 1992 and 2000, I was also a lecturer at the Kodály Pedagogical Institute.