Please allow me that, apart from my regrettable ignorance of the Hungarian language, I remain Magyar in my heart and soul from birth to the grave. As a consequence, I earnestly wish to further the progress of Hungarian music.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
György Déri

György Déri

Strings Department

Violoncello

Born: 1965, Budapest

Academic degree, university position: DLA, Habil., associate professor

Studies:
1974-1982: Béla Bartók Secondary School of Music
1983-1989: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music – violoncello major; diploma with distinction – professors: Ede Banda, Melinda Kistétényi, Albert Simon, György Konrád
1985-1986: Scholar of the Viennese Altemberg Trio; chamber musical studies in a course at the Hochschule der Künste in Vienna
2011: DLA degree at the Doctoral School of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music; DLA dissertation: „XX. századi és kortárs magyar szólógordonka darabok elemzése” (Analysis of 20th-century and Contemporary Works for Solo Cello)

Teaching activities:
1987-1989: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music – assistant lecturer
Since 1991: Teacher Training Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music – Cello and Chamber Music Department
1993-1997: Béla Bartók Secondary School of Music, Budapest – cello teacher
Since 2004: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music – assistant to Miklós Perényi
Since 2008: associate professor at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and the Széchenyi University of Győr

Master classes, invited lecturer, jury membership:
International Bartók Seminar, Szombathely
Continuo Secondary School of Music
Béla Bartók Secondary School and College of Music, Miskolc
Zoltán Kodály Secondary School of Music, Kecskemét
Tibor Varga Institute of Music, Győr
College of Music, Valencia, Spain
Since 2011: ’Music without Borders’ International Music Course, Balassagyarmat
Since 2014: Strings and Piano Course in Ferencváros
Since 2010: Hochschule Lausitz, Cottbus, Germany – Erasmus professor exchange program
Since 2014: CONSERVATORIO SUPERIOR DE MÚSICA "SALVADOR SEGUÍ", Castellon, Spain – Erasmus program
2015: ‘Cellomagics’ International Cello Course, Castellon, Spain

Jury membership at music competitions: Antal Friss National Cello Competition, National Competition of Institutes of Further Education (organized by the János Richter Secondary School of Music, Győr), Inter-School Competition, János Starker Cello Competition, Ede Banda Cello Competition.

Major concerts, orchestral membership:
He has performed on several continents and in almost all European countries as a member of various chamber ensembles including the Duo Ongarese, the Hungarian Virtuosos Chamber Orchestra, the Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra, the Tomkins Ensemble, the Alpok-Adria Ensemble, the Intermodulation Ensemble, the Componensemble Orchestra, the Trio D'EcHo, the Keller String Quartet, the UMZE Chamber Ensemble, the Trio Pestalozzi, the Flash Chamber Ensemble and the Trio Art Nouveau, and as the concert master of the Budapest Cello Ensemble.

His partners include Zoltán Kocsis, András Kemenes, Gábor Csalog, Gábor Eckhardt, Péter Nagy, Ervin Nagy, Csaba Király, Miklós Perényi, András Keller, Orsolya Winkler, András Horn, Gergely Ittzés, Zoltán Gyöngyössy, Csaba Klenyán, László Hadady, János Fejérvári, Gábor Alszászy, József Gábor, Imre Hargitay, János Pilz, Zoltán Tuska, Dénes Várjon, József Rácz, Zsolt Kalló and many others.

As a soloist, he has played with the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the UMZE Chamber Ensemble, the Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra, the Anima Musica Chamber Orchestra, the BM Duna Symphony Orchestra, the Budapest Cello Ensemble, the Győr University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble and the Szentendre Chamber Orchestra. He has performed at the following venues in Budapest: the Liszt Academy, the Vigadó, the Marble Hall of the Hungarian Radio, the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, the Óbuda Social Club, the Millenáris, the Thalia Theatre, the Banquet Hall and Nádor Hall of the MTA (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) and the Kultiplex. He also gave concerts in Szombathely, Pécs, Győr, Kecskemét, Miskolc, Vienna and Yerevan.

Since 1989, he has contributed to the world première of dozens of Hungarian compositions, including those of Ákos Bánlaky, András Borgulya, Barnabás Dukay, Péter Eötvös, Sándor Fekete Kiss, Levente Gyöngyösi, Máté Hollós, Barnabás Horváth, Zoltán Jeney, László Király, Zoltán Kovács, Iván Madarász, László Melis, Kálmán Oláh, Endre Olsvay, Katalin Pócs, József Sári, Bánk Sáry, László Sáry, Zsolt Serei, László Tihanyi, Péter Tóth, Gergely Vajda, János Vajda and László Vidovszky.

Recordings:
1995: Duo Ongarese: Kodály, Honegger, Ravel – Hungaroton HCD 31421
1995: Haydn, Joseph: Six sonatas for solo violin with bass accompaniment Op. 23, Duo Ongarese – Hungaroton HCD 31474
1998: Budapest Cello Ensemble – Private release HC001
1999: László Tihanyi: Árnyjáték (Shadow Play) – Gábor Csalog, Csaba Klenyán, UMZE – BMC Records BMC CD 027
1999: László Tihanyi: Summer Music, Winter Scene, Nachtszene etc. Hungaroton HCD 31792
2000: J. S. Bach: G Major & G Minor gamba sonatas, with András Kemenes – Egis Zenei Kiskönyvtár
2000: Trio D'Echo: Kamarazene (Chamber Music) Hungaroton HCD 31877
2001: László Melis: Örmény legenda (Armenian Legend) BMC Records BMC CD 062
2001: Barnabás Dukay: A mélység színén (Over the Face of the Deep) BMC Records BMC CD 052
2001: Ádám Kondor: Dissemination, Prelude; Singing Practices; Hastiéres songs, etc. – Hungaroton HCD 31969
2001: Max Reger: Chamber Compositions for Clarinet – Clarinet Quintet –Csaba Klenyán – Hungaroton HCD 32034-35
2002: Albrechtsberger, Anton - Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg - Haydn, Joseph: Duets and Trios for Strings, with Mária Zs. Szabó and Alajos Z. Horváth – Hungaroton HCD 32039
2003: László Sáry: Tánczene (Dance Music) BMC Records BMC CD 069
2003: Eötvös Péter: Intervalles Interieurs / Szélszekvenciák (Intervalles Interieurs / Windsequenzen) BMC Records BMC CD 092. Further contributor: Klangforum Wien, Michael Svoboda - trombone
2003: Endre Olsvay: Tengerszem (Tarn) Hungaroton HCD 32178
2003: Csellómánia (Cellomania) Hungaroton HCD 32108
2005: Á lá Carte – 20th and 21st century solo cello pieces – Hungaroton HCD 32288
2008: Carl Gottlieb Reissiger: E Major and G Major Trio, Trio Art Nouveau – Hungaroton

Major publications:
Scores:
Joseph Haydn: 6 Sonatas for Violin and Cello Op.23
URTEXT – Akkord Music Publishers (forthcoming)

Awards and honors:
1987: 1st Prize at the Dávid Popper Cello Competition
He was awarded the Artisjus Prize for the interpretation of contemporary Hungarian compositions four times.
2004: Liszt Ferenc Prize
2012: Artisjus Lifetime Achievement Award

Contact:
derigyuri[at]gmail.com
Cell phone: +36-20-9265184