Masterclass with Tamás Varga
Tuesday 7 March 2017
Recital Hall East
Level 1, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Sydney Conservatorium of Music offers you the opportunity to attend a masterclass with acclaimed cellist, Tamás Varga. You are invited to witness him working with talented students, workshopping techniques to perfect their craft in an ‘open lesson’ format.
Tamás Varga was born in Budapest in 1969 and began studying the cello at age of seven. In 1992 he completed a degree with honors at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, where his teachers included László Mező, Ferenc Rados and György Kurtág. Mr. Varga was also highly influenced by such artists as Miklós Perényi, Menahem Pressler and Uzi Wiesel, the last of whom accepted him as a scholarship student at the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv.
Tamás Varga is Principal Cellist of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (VPO) as well as the Vienna State Opera. A regular soloist with the VPO, he performed under Giuseppe Sinopoli, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Christoph Eschenbach, Adam Fischer.
Mr Varga has given master classes in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Australia, USA as well as in South Africa. In the last years, Tamás Varga has recorded more than 20 CDs for labels such as Camerata Tokyo, Naxos, Hungaroton, King Records, Cavalli Records.
- Free, bookings not required.