The two Hungarians not only played music, they were themselves the music – in every nerve – down to their fingertips.

Adelheid von Schorn on Reményi and Liszt
Attila Falvay Photo: Liszt Academy / László Mudra

Attila Falvay

Chamber Music Department, School for Exceptional Young Talents

Chamber Music, String Quartet

Born: 1958, Budapest

Studies:
1969-1974: Béla Bartók Conservatory Budapest (teacher: Györgyi Répásy)
1974-1980: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (professors: Semyon Snitkowsky,  Miklós Szenthelyi, Vilmos Tátrai, Dénes Kovács, András Schiff, György Kurtág, András Mihály)
1980: Postgraduate studies - Aspen Music Festival (USA), with Miss Dorothy Delay
1980-1985: Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien, with Josef Sívó

Music competitions:
1979: József Szigeti International Violin Competition, Budapest – 2nd Prize
1980: Hubay Competition, Budapest – 1st Prize

Teaching activities:
2006-2010: Professor at the IMMA International Menuhin Music Academy Bloney, Gstaad and Bern
2015- : Professor at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music – Chamber Music Workshop and Strings Department

Orchestral and chamber music membership:
1980- : first violin of the Kodály String Quartet
1989-2005: chief concert master of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
2005- : concert master of the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra

Recordings:
He has made about 70 CD recordings as a soloist, the first violin of the Kodály String Quartet and with various chamber music ensembles. His recordings include the complete string quartets by Haydn, Schubert and Beethoven, the Violin Concerto of László Dubrovay, as well as the solo works of Spohr, Vivaldi and others.
He has also made numerous radio recordings (at the Hungarian Radio, The North German Radio in Cologne, the Bayern Radio in Munich and the BBC in London).

Awards and honors:
1990: Artist of Merit of the Republic of Hungary 
1994: Award of the Classic CD Magazine for the “Best chamber music recording of the Year”, Haydn op. 64
1996: Bartók-Pásztory Award
2007: BBC Music Award nomination for Bruch / Mendelssohn: Octet

Contact: falvay[kukac]icloud.com

Homepage: www.kodalyquartet.com