Lesták Bedő, Eszter
Eszter Lesták Bedő was born in 1971 in Budapest. She started learning the violin at the age of six from Alice Király, before studying at the Béla Bartók Conservatory under Teréz Pichner. At the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music her teachers were Géza Kapás, Vilmos Szabadi and Ferenc Rados. She has regularly participated in master-classes by Dénes Zsigmondy, Loránd Fenyves and Ferenc Rados. Concert master of the Erkel Chamber Orchestra, formed in 1985, she has been a member of the Pulzus String Quartet since 2002, and its first violinist since 2017, as well as a violinist with the Budapest Festival Orchestra since the Autumn of 2002. She has won prizes at the ensemble’s Sándor Végh competition on three separate occasions, and is a regular performer at the International Chamber Music Festival in Kaposvár. Since 2012, she performs alongside the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra in Pécs as a visiting concert master. She gives a number of concerts each year on Baroque and period instruments, both as a member of the BFO and with the group Ensemble Cantile founded by Anneke Boeke.