Hungarian pianist, conductor and composer Zoltan Kocsis has passed away following a lengthy illness – aged 64.
A graduate of the Béla Bartók Conservatory and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, during his 5 decade career he performed as a soloist with many of the world’s preeminent orchestras – including the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, New York Philharmonic and the Vienna Philharmonic.
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He was the co-founder of the Budapest Festival Orchestra with conductor Ivan Fischer – and served as long time Music Director of the Hungarian National Philharmonic.
Just last month the orchestra announced the Maestro was suffering from poor health and the cancellation of a number of his upcoming concerts.
Our condolences are with Maestro Kocsis’ family, friends, colleagues and students.