Péter Szűts

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Szűts Péter 510

Born in 1965 in Budapest, Péter Szűts completed his studies at Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music as a student of Ferenc Halász (violin), Ferenc Kardos and György Kurtág (chamber music) and István Fekete Győr (composing). He graduated with honor as a violinist in 1988. Between 1989 and 1996 he was a member of the Éder string quartet, recording all quartets and quintets of Mozart and all string quartets of Schostakovich. (NAXOS) A member of the Budapest Festival Orchestra led by Iván Fischer, then section leader and concertmaster from the consolidation of the orchestra until 2000. Since 1983 he has been interested in authentic instrumental interpretations. Founder and concertmaster-leader of chamber orchestra CONCERTO ARMONICO between 1983 and 2002.  As a leader of his orchestra, he also performed as a soloist at the most important festivals in Europe.  They made several records, including the professionally resounding comprehensive series of all of C.P.E. Bach’s harpsichord concerts (BIS) soloed by Miklós Spányi. He won several international prizes with CRISTOFORI TRIO also playing on authentic instruments (Brugge 1990, Utrecht 1991).  Between 1998 and 2003, he enrolls again to the department of music direction of Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music as a student of Ervin Lukács, graduating in conducting in 2003. Since 2001 he has lived in the South of France as section leader at Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. ((Leading conductors are Marek Janowski, then Yakov Kreizberg). He directs this orchestra with great success several times.  Since the establishment of the Wiener Akademie led by Martin Haselbock, he has been its concert master, and since 2006, he has also performed as conductor; several concerts in Austria, opera performances, including Weber: Der Freischütz (The Magic Hunter) and Mozart’s Zaide.