Having studied with professors Zoltán Tibay and Péter Kubina, Zsolt Fejérvári graduated from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music with a first-class honours degree. He has been the Festival Orchestra’s principal double bass since 1994, in which time he also spent three years with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. He is a regular guest of the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and the UMZE Chamber Ensemble. As a concerto soloist, he has appeared with the BFO under the batons of Iván Fischer, Ervin Lukács, Mark Wigglesworth and Leonidas Kavakos. He has been invited on numerous occasions to play in András Schiff’s Cappella Andrea Barca chamber orchestra, as well as in Camerata Bellerive, Gábor Takács-Nagy’s Geneva-based chamber orchestra. At the Giovanni Bottesini International Contest for Double Bass in 1996, Zsolt Fejérvári won second prize (no first prize was awarded). He has won the BFO’s Sándor Végh competition five times (most recently in 2017). He is regularly invited to perform at international chamber music festivals such as Lockenhaus, Ernen, Kaposfest, kamara.hu, Fesztiválakadémia; sits on the juries of international competitions and works as an assistant professor at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.
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