Like Zoltán Kodály, I was born in the city Kecskemét, and so I'd like to use a quote of his to introduce myself: "Music is nourishment for the soul, and nothing can replace it. Those who go without it will live and die in a perpetual state of spiritual anaemia. Without music, no one can live a fully rounded life. There are regions of the soul that only music can illuminate."
I was born in Kecskemét to two music teacher parents.
My first cello teachers at the Kodály School were my mother and Iván Török, the Hungarian State Opera's principal cellist.
Also advancing my development during those early years were Mrs Imre Korda, whom I knew as "Auntie Mata", Lajos Frank and Ede Banda.
I then attended high school in Szeged, at the high school of music there, where Katalin Sin was my teacher.
Later, I earned my university degree from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, after studying under Tamás Koó.
Always primarily interested in playing in an orchestra and in chamber ensembles, and performing together with other musicians in general, I spent my years at the academy training to do just that.
I learned how to play chamber music from Károly Botvay, Sándor Devich and Géza Német.
A pivotal experience for me was performing a concert in the Liszt Academy's orchestra under the baton of Leonard Bernstein.
I started my professional orchestral career as the principal cellist for the Danube Symphony Orchestra. In parallel with that, I also served as a regular auxiliary with the Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra.
I have been a permanent member of the Hungarian National Philharmonic's cello section since 2006.