Bela Horvath, violin & viola
A distinguished young artist of international stature, Bela Horvath has numerous prizes and awards, TV and radio appearances, and major performances in various European countries and the U.S. to his credit. In 1996, Bela entered the Bela Bartok Conservatory In Budapest, Hungary, where he studied with Istvan Kertesz, the first violinist of the Festetics String Quartet. In 1998, Bela won the National Janos Koncz violin competition in Hungary. The following year, he entered the 9th International Carl Flesch Violin Competition. As the youngest contestant, he was the fourth prize winner of that year and also won a special prize for the best interpretation of a new work written for the competition by Hungarian composer, Miklos Csemicky. In 2000, Bela entered the Franz Liszt University of Music, where he began his studies with Hungarian concert violinist, Miklos Szenthelyi.
In 2002, the renowned violinist, violist, and conductor, Pinchas Zukerman invited Mr..Horvath to study with him and his associate, Patinka Kopec, at the Manhattan School of Music. Bela Horvath has worked with leading violinists and pedagogues including Zakhar Bron, Jaime Laredo, Gyorgy Pauk, Ruggiero Ricci, Aaron Rosand, and Joseph Silverstein.
Mr. Horvath has also played a great deal of chamber music and has been coached by chamber musicians and teachers like Daniel Avshalomov, Steven Dann, Eugene Drucker, Lawrence Dutton, Timothy Eddy, Joseph Kalichstein, Robert Mann, Sylvia Rosenberg, David Soyer, and Michael Tree.
Bela Horvath made his debut recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall in 2003. The debut of his Piano Quartet, Amity Players, was at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall in October 2006. The Quartet has recently released a recording of two piano quartets by J. Brahms for the Canadian label, Marquis Music.
As a soloist and recitalist, he has played many concerts around the world, including the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, France, England, Slovakia, Hungary, the United States and Canada.
Mr. Horvath teaches violin and viola lessons for students of all ages and levels of ability.