Chamber music master class by Gábor Takács-Nagy

12. April 2017


27 April 2017 (Thursday), 9.30-12.30 and 14.30-18.00
28 April 2017 (Friday), 10.00-13.00 and 14.30-18.00
29 April 2017 (Saturday), 10.00-13.00 and 14.30-18.00


Liszt Academy Main Building, Room X
(1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8.)

Application and Participation

Application is mandatory for both active and passive participants.

Apply at Ms Júlia Belicza at belicza.julia[at]
Deadline: 20 April 2017 (Thursday)

Active participation is open only to the students of the Liszt Academy. In your application please include names and instruments of the members of your orchestra, and also the title and composer of your chosen composition. The ensembles to perform in the master class will be selected by the teachers of the Chamber Music Department after the deadline. 
Passive participation is open and free of charge to anyone interested.


Gabor Takács-Nagy (born 17 April 1956) began studying the violin at the age 8. He attended the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, where he won the Jenő Hubay prize. At the Academy his tutors included Ferenc Rados, András Mihály, and György Kurtág.
In 1975, Takács-Nagy, Károly Schranz, Gabor Ormai and András Fejér founded the Takács Quartet.  The quartet recorded for the Hungaroton and Decca labels.
In 1996, Gabor founded the Takács Piano Trio with Dénes Várjon (piano) and Péter Szabo (cello). He also became concertmaster of the Budapest Festival Orchestra. In 1997, he joined the faculty of the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève as Professor of String Quartet.
In 1998, he established the Mikrokosmos String Quartet with Zoltán Tuska (second violin), Sándor Papp (viola) and Miklós Perényi (cello).
Takács-Nagy also began to develop an interest in conducting. In 2005, he formed the string orchestra Camerata Bellerive, as a resident ensemble at the Festival de Bellerive in Geneva, where he has served as co-artistic director.
In 2007, he became Music Director of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, as well as principal guest conductor of the Hungarian State Symphony and of the MÁV Symphony Orchestra.
In September 2010, Gabor became chief conductor and artistic director of the MÁV Symphony Orchestra. In March 2010, Manchester Camerata announced the appointment of Takács-Nagy as our next Music Director, effective with the 2011-2012 season.
In May 2011, Gabor Takács-Nagy was named Principal Guest Conductor of the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Gábor's appointment with the Budapest Festival Orchestra will commence in the 2012/13 season.
Takács-Nagy holds the International Chair in Chamber Music at the Royal Northern College of Music.


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