In playing music, I feel compelled to always strive for perfection. The challenge lies in figuring out how to take a bare score – which reveals more and more of itself after each playing – and turn it into music. Then one can add a little bit of individuality, and the work is ready.
I earned my degree at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, and later went on to obtain my DLA there as well. During my years at the music academy, I won a Zathureczky Competition and twice reached the finals of the Károly Flesch International Violin Competition in Mosonmagyaróvár.
I never considered choosing a different career. I have built my entire life around it, preparing to be a musician since I was a young child. I never doubted for an instant that my existence would be one tied to music. What I like about music is the fact that I can always find something that suits my mood, whether it is jazz, folk, rock or classical. No matter where I am, I always have music playing. At home, in my car, at work... In playing music, though, I feel compelled to always strive for perfection. The challenge lies in figuring out how to take a bare score – which reveals more and more of itself after each playing – and turn it into music. Then one can add a little bit of individuality, and the work is ready.
I don't have an absolute favourite instrument. Each instrument has its own beauty. I love the trumpet and trombone for their power, the oboe and strings for their lyricism, and the celesta for its simplicity... Another great favourite of mine is the duduk. This is an ancient woodwind instrument from Armenia. One often hears its beautiful and unmistakable sound in Hollywood films. Although I unfortunately do not know how to play it, its sound always captivates me as I feel it almost whisk me back to times of antiquity.
Playing in the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra are musicians personally selected by Zoltán Kocsis himself, a guarantee of musicality and virtuosity at its concerts. In a medium like this, people always get something extra that is indescribable and intangible. The concerts have an addictive effect on both seasoned concertgoers and relative newcomers to the audience. My most memorable experience was our two-month tour of the United States in 2003. It stands out not only because of its length, but because on that trip we could swim in the ocean in Florida one day and then the next day find ourselves throwing snowballs at each other in another city with a metre and a half of snow on the ground. The extended nature of the tour meant that it was full not only of adventures, but also in terms of the musical repertoire.
In addition to classical music, I also play jazz and pop-rock. My hobby is anything that involves a processor, chips and memory. In my spare time I often play sports, and I also enjoy hiking in the woods.
My greatest source of pride is being chosen by Zoltán Kocsis to play amongst the very best.