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Sir Georg Solti

Viola master class by Guy Ben-Ziony

24 April 2014

Application deadline for the master class by the professor of in Leipzig’s Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Musikhochschule is 28 April.




Time and date:

2 May 2014 (Friday) 10.00-13.00 and 14.30-18.30
3 May 2014 (Saturday) 13.30-15.45 and 16.00-18.15



Liszt Academy, Main Buildin Room X.

(1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8.)




As active participants only Liszt Academy students can register, passive participation is free of charge for others.

Please, send your application and observer pre-registration to Ms. Ágnes Szabó department administrator at szabo.agnes[at] until 28 April 2014 the latest.

Born in Israel, Guy Ben-Ziony began to play the violin at the age of nine and since age thirteen, he has played he viola.  In Israel he studied with Chaim Taub, Gad Leweroff, and David Chen, among others.  He finished his studies under Tabea Zimmermann and Tatjana Masurenko at the Frankfurt and Leipzig Musikhochschule, respectively.  Among his many prizes are a special prize in the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition (England, 2000), second prize in the DAAD Competition (Frankfurt, 2001), and first prize in Sellheim Gesellschaft Competiton (Hanover, 2002).  As a soloist Ben-Ziony has played with Israeli and European orchestras, including the Israel Chamber Orchestra, Tel-Aviv Soloists, and Camerata Nordica (Sweden), and with the I.D.F. Chamber Orchestra on its twelfth anniversary, a concert supported by patron Isaac Stern. Another collaboration was the Bartók Viola Concerto in Leipzig under the baton of Daniel Harding.  His diverse chamber music projects took him to venues such as the Musikverein (Vienna), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Berliner Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall (London), Kneisel Hall at Carnegie Hall, and many others.  In Israel Ben-Ziony is a member of the Israeli Chamber Project (ICP), an ensemble dedicated to the musical development of youngsters in the peripheries of Israel as well as performing in the major venues in Israel and the U.S.  He is regularly invited to the world's leading chamber music festivals, including the Lockenhaus, Davos, Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Ravinia, Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, and Prussia-Cove.  Guy Ben-Ziony is professor of viola in Leipzig's Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Musikhochschule and gives regular master classes in Germany, Sweden, Austria, England, Turkey, Israel, and Hungary.