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Fruzsina Varga

Fruzsina Varga


Fruzsina Varga started playing the flute at the János Bihari Music School in Abony, where her mother was her teacher. Afterwards, she would go on to study at the Zoltán Kodály Conservatory in Kecskemét, and graduated from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. 

She was admitted onto a master’s programme at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, and later gained a scholarship from the Bavarian State Opera, as well as having auditions with the Graz Philharmonic. She has worked with many outstanding orchestras, both in Hungary and further afield, including: the Orchestra of the Hungarian State Opera, the Hungarian National Philharmonic, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, the orchestra of the Bach Collegium Munich, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic and the Wiener Virtuosen.

She has toured internationally alongside such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Bernard Haitink, Daniel Barenboim and Iván Fischer, and participated in the world-famous jazz pianist Chick Corea’s project ‘In The Spirit of Mozart’.

She has won several prizes in Hungarian and international competitions. These include 1994: Zoltán Jeney Flute Competition in Kaposvár – first prize; 1997: Syrinx Flute Competition in Rome – first prize and special prize; 2002: Karl Nielsen Flute Competition in Odense – third prize.

Fruzsina Varga currently plays first flute with the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 2011 she won the Ernő Dohnányi Award, which is given to the best orchestral artist of the year. She is a regular guest artist of the Bavarian Chamber Philharmonic, the European Soloist Orchestra in Luxembourg and of the Budapest Festival Orchestra.