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Antal Zalai
www.antalzalai.com

Winner and Laureate of 10 International Violin Competitions

“Antal Zalai is an exceptional violinist who has perfect technique, beautiful, large tone, real musical finesse and maturity as well as a noble personality”.

Igor Oistrakh, People’s Artist of the USSR


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Antal Zalai was born in Budapest, Hungary on January 31th, 1981.

Education

2007 - 2009 – Royal Conservatory of Music (Bachelor of Music, Master of Music) (prof. Kati Sebestyen), Brussels

2001 - 2002 – Manhattan School of Music (teacher - Pinchas Zukerman), New York

1999 - 2006 – Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest

1995 - 1999 – Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music, Budapest

Competitions and Awards

2010 – INDIANAPOLIS International Violin Competition, USA – V prize
2010 – “Darche” Prize (from the Patrimony Committee of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Brussels), Belgium
2010 – „Lecrinier” Prize (from the Ministry), Belgium
2008 – HENRYK SZERYNG International Violin Competition, Mexico - II prize
2007 – PAGANINI-MOSCOW International Violin Competition, Russia - III prize
2005 – GEORGE ENESCU International Violin Competition, Romania – II prize
2005 – FRITZ KREISLER International Violin Competition, Austria – IV prize
2005 – TIBOR VARGA International Violin Competition, Switzerland - II prize
2005 – QUEEN ELISABETH International Violin Competition, Belgium - Laureate
2004 – RODOLFO LIPIZER International Violin Competition, Italy - I prize
2004 – VALSESIA MUSICA International Violin Competition, Italy - I prize
2004 – SION-VALAIS International Violin Competition, Switzerland – III prize
1997 – LEÓ WEINER National Chamber Music Competition, Budapest, Hungary – I prize
1992 – JÁNOS KONCZ National Violin Competition, Hungary - I prize
1989 – JÁNOS KONCZ National Violin Competition, Hungary - I prize

Festivals

Upcoming: 2013 – George Enescu Festival ,Oradea & Arad, Romania

2010 – Avauksia Festival, Lahti, Finland
2009 – Serate Musicali a Villa Codelli, Mossa, Italy
2009 – Al Bustan Festival, Beirut, Lebanon
2008 – Festival “Tous Fous de Mozart”, Brussels, Belgium
2007, 2000 – Sarajevo Winter Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia
2007 – Istanbul Music Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
2007 – David Oistrakh Festival, Pärnu, Estonia
2006 – Festival Lago Maggiore, Italy
2006 – Musical Kaleidoscope Festival, Sopot, Poland
2006 – “Virtuosos of the Planet” Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine
2005 – Russian-Hungarian Cultural Season, St. Petersburg, Russia
2005 – Jewish Summer Festival, Budapest, Hungary
2004 – Budapest Bach Week, Budapest, Hungary
2004 – Sion Music Festival, Sion, Switzerland
2003 – Festival Cultural de Mayo, Guadalajara, Mexico
2002, 2000 – Budapest Spring Festival, Budapest, Hungary
2001 – “Russian Spring” Festival, Moscow, Russia
2001 – Sziget Festival, Obuda, Hungary
2000 – MIDEM Festival, Cannes, France

Solo performances with symphony orchestras (1995-2012)

Wiener Symphoniker, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National d’ile de France, National Orchestra of Belgium, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Ukrainian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, St.Petersburg Festival Orchestra, Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, UANL Symphony Orchestra Monterrey, University of Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra, Naumburg Orchestra USA, Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra (Turkey), Orchestra Cantelli (Italy), Biel Symphony Orchestra, Kosice Philharmonic Orchestra, Cluj-Napoca Philharmonic Orchestra, Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra, Iasi Philharmonic Orchestra, Arad Symphony Orchestra, Targu-Mures State Philharmonic Orchestra, Pitesti Philharmonic Orchestra, MATAV Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV, Franz Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra, Danubia Symphony Orchestra, Bartók Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Leó Weiner Symphony Orchestra, Gyõr Philharmonic Orchestra, Savaria Symphony Orchestra, Debrecen Philharmonic Orchestra, Eger Symphony Orchestra, Szeged Symphony Orchestra, Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, Alba Regia Symphony Orchestra, Juventus Hungariae Symphony Orchestra

Solo performances with chamber orchestras (1995-2012)

Irish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Budapest Chamber Symphony Orchestra, British Columbia Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra, Capella Cracoviensis, Friuli Venezia Giulia Chamber Orchestra (Italy), Budapest Strings, Sonora Hungarica Chamber Orchestra, Failoni Chamber Orchestra, Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

Collaboration with conductors (1995-2012)

Fabio Luisi, Paavo Järvi, Yoel Levi, Lawrence Foster, Gilbert Varga, Paul Goodwin, Rico Saccani, Enrique Bátiz, Shlomo Mintz, Ludovic Morlot, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Laurent Petitgirard, Dirk Vermeulen, Mykola Dyadyura, Vladimir Ziva, Jiri Malat, Juozas Domarkas, Saim Akcil, Paolo Belloli, Emil Simon, Balázs Kocsár, Lorenzo Castriota Skanderbeg, Thomas Wang, Alpaslan Ertüngealp, Ionescu Galati, Daniel Grossman, Alexandru Lascae, Stanislaw Galonski, Gergely Kesselyák, Tibor Noseda, Ovidiu Balan, Cristian Lupes, Romolo Gessi, Gregory Vajda, Domonkos Héja, Zsolt Hamar, Gergely Ménesi, András Ligeti, Bystrik Rezucha, Martin Pickard, Géza Oberfrank, Béla Drahos, Adam Medveczky, Izaki Masahiro, János Kovács, Tibor Szabó, János Sándor, Mauro Ivano Benaglia, András Déri, Sándor Devich, Máté Szabó-Sipos, Tetsuro Ban, Yip Wing-sie, Shinya Ozaki, Gintaras Rinkevicius, Felix Carrasco, Samuel Wong, Gheorghe Costin

Significant recital venues (1995-2012)

Carnegie Hall - Weill Recital Hall (New York), Kennedy Center Terrace Theater (Washington DC), Grand Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Moscow), Small Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Moscow), Small Hall of the Philharmonic (St.Petersburg), Concert Hall of Royal Conservatory of Music (Brussels), Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (Vancouver), Kensington Palace (London), Deutschland Radio Kultur – Studio Siemensvilla (Berlin), Chi Mei Museum (Taiwan), Budapest Spring Festival, Sala Radio (Bucharest)

CD recordings

BARTÓK Complete Works for Violin Vol.1-3 (2011 - 2012)
ENESCU Violin Sonatas Brilliant Classics (2010)
LEOPOLD AUER Transcriptions for Violin and Piano (2003)
BACH/KREISLER/YSAYE/PETROVICS Works for Solo Violin (2001)
LEO WEINER Violin Concerto No.2 (1999)



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