The Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, in Budapest, Hungary, has this week announced the appointment of Hungarian cellist István Várdai as its new Artistic Director.
A graduate of the Franz Liszt University of Music, the Vienna University of Music and the Kronberg Academy, István is a former 1st prize winner at the David Popper, Emanuel Feuermann, Johannes Brahms, Geneva and ARD International Cello Competitions.
ISTVAN VARDAI | DVORAK CELLO CONCERTO | BAVARIAN RADIO SYMPHONY | 2014 ARD INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE
"I'm excited to take on this new leadership role with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra ... the ensemble has a great past and I have always enjoyed performing with them ..." István has this week told The Violin Channel.
"It is a truly inspiring task to perform with this group of outstanding musicians," he has said.