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International Musicians Seminar

Maestri 2019

Keller, András

András Keller has enjoyed a varied career as soloist, concertmaster and chamber musician at the highest international level. His early studies at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest led to many collaborations with György Kurtág, whose works he has been premiering and performing worldwide since 1978. He has also worked intensively with Ferenc Rados and, until his death, Sándor Végh. András Keller founded the Keller Quartet in 1987 and has since given master classes and concerts throughout the world. As both chamber musician and soloist, he has appeared in every European country, playing in many venues and festivals including Edinburgh, Lucerne, Aldeburgh, Schleswig Holstein and the BBC Proms. Outside Europe he has been invited to both Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, New York, the Washington Library of Congress and many cities in Japan.

During his career he has worked with world renowned artists including Mstislav Rostropovich, Natalia Gutman, Boris Pergamenschikow, Tabea Zimmerman, Truls Mørk, Zoltán Kocsis, Miklós Perényi and Steven Kovacevic. András Keller has won numerous awards including a MIDEM Classical Award, a Record Academy Award in Japan, the Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros in France, the Caecilia Preis in Belgium, and in 2006/7 the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, and he received a UK nomination for the Royal Philharmonic Society Award. He has been Artistic Director of the Arcus Temporum Festival in Budapest since 2005 and was appointed Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of Hungarian Symphony Orchestra in August 2007. In 2008 he founded the Végh Philharmonie in Budapest.