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kertāsz gyĒrgy

Born in 1963 in Budapest in a musical family (his father, Ottó Kertész was cellist of the Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra), he started to learn the violincello at the age of six. Between 1981 and 1986 he pursued his studies at the Franz Liszt Music Academy of Budapest, in 1986-87 in the Postgraduate School of the same institution. In 1983 he participated in János Starker’s master class. In 1986 he won 1st prize at the János Popper Violincello Competition. Between 1987 and 1992 he was member of the Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra. Since 1992 he has been member of the Budapest Festival Orchestra. In 2003 and 2004 he won the Sándor Végh Competition of BFO musicians.