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
Géza Hargitai Photo: Liszt Academy / László Mudra

Géza Hargitai

Chamber Music Department, School for Exceptional Young Talents

Chamber Music, String Quartet

Born: 1958, Budapest
Academic degree, university position: senior lecturer
1980: Franz Liszt Academy of Music; professors: András Kiss, Dénes Kovács
Teaching activities:
Since 1992 he has been a teacher at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music
Invited lecturer, master classes:
Master classes: USA, Spain, Austria, Germany, Korea, China, Japan, etc.
Orchestral memberships:
1980-1982: Posta Symphony Orchestra, concertmaster
1982-1992: Hungarian State Opera, concertmaster
Since 1985: Bartók String Quartet, second violin
Numerous albums with the Bartók String Quartet: Mozart-, Beethoven-, Brahms-, and Bartók series, compositions of Hungarian contemporary composers, etc. (Hungaroton, Erato), radio recordings, premières of the works of contemporary composers, DVD recordings, a book about the 50-year-old Bartók String Quartet, etc.
Awards and honours:
1986, 2001: Bartók-Pásztory Prize
1997: Kossuth Prize
2007: Weiner Prize
2008: Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary, Medium Cross with the Star (civil division)
Contact: +36-30-9242-569