There is a motto, or something similar;
What does music give you? I would like to tell you about a pleasant memory that helped me to understand this question!
During one of our orchestra's rehearsals, I realised that for a millisecond of the work we were playing, I had 'broken away' from the rest of the orchestra. Yet I could still hear the most wonderful sounds all around me, the result of the work of many artists. I was suddenly outside of myself, as though I had awoken from a meditative state that I did not even know existed. At that moment, it became clear to me that what my everyday experience during orchestra rehearsal is far from normal.
During a break in the rehearsal, I reported this strange feeling to a dear colleague, who replied; "Now you know what they mean by flow.."
Yes, now I now... and I wouldn't miss it for the world...
I was born on 18 May 1976, into a family of musicians and violinists. My parents had a background in violin teaching, and based on my abilities, they decided early to give me a violin when I started school. I began my studies with Valéria Baranyai, before continuing at the Béla Bartók High School of Music under Éva Tóth in 1990 after successfuly passing the entrance exam. With strong support from my teacher – with whom I also worked as colleagues for 20 years here at the Hungarian National Philharmonic – I immersed myself in practicing. As a result, I succeeded in finishing in second place in the 1992 National János Koncz Violin Competition.
In 1994, I became a student at the Liszt Academy as a student of Miklós Szenthelyi, before becoming a pupil of Eszter Perényi in 1996.
My chamber music partner Zsolt Balog and I were awarded first place in the Leó Weiner Chamber Music Competition, in the Sonata category.
In 1998, I was awarded Best Performer of a Hubay Work at the Jenő Hubay Violin Competition.
I have frequently taken part in the courses of Márta Gulyás, Dénes Zsigmondy and Endre Wolf, where I have enriched my passion for music through a wide range of experiences.
After receiving awards in different competitions, I was invited to appear on Bartók Radio, where I played in concert on several occasions and also performed concerts both in Hungary and abroad with the Budapest Strings, with whom I worked for nearly ten years.
I have been a member of the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra since 1998.
Chamber music continues to play an important role in my life – in addition to my orchestra work – as it greatly helps my orchestral play and the process of collective thought.