Máté Szűcs

Máté Szűcs

viola master-class, July 07 – 10, 4 x 45 minutes

Máté Szűcs, Viola

Hungarian born violist Máté Szücs has had a career as an award winning soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player.

Máté was the first principal viola in the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra from 2011 to 2018 where he also appeared as a soloist playing the Bartók Viola Concerto in September 2017.

Máté has worked with prominent musicians such as Janine Jansen, Frank-Peter Zimmermann, Christian Tetzlaff, Vadim Repin, Ilja Gringolts, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, László Fenyő, Kristof Baráti and István Várdai, Camille Thomas, Kirill Troussov and Julien Quentin.

In addition to performing solo with the Berlin Philharmonic, he has soloed with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders, the “Bamberger Symphoniker”, the “Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden”, the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra and at the "Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen”., where he was as well principal viola.

Máté is also a sought after pedagogue. Since the summer of 2006 he has been a regular professor at the "Thy Masterclass" chamber music summer festival in Denmark and between 2012 and 2014 was also teaching at the Britten-Pears Festival in Aldeburgh, England. He has taught two years at the University of Music in Saarbrücken, between 2014 and 2018 at the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, between 2015 and 2018 at the "Hanns Eisler" University of Music in Berlin and between 2015 and 2016 the Music Academy of Budapest.

Máté gives masterclasses all over the world including New York, Los Angeles, Michigan, London, Berlin, Brussels, Shanghai, Taipei, Seoul and Tokyo.

Since 2018 he is the Professor of Viola at the Geneva University of Music in Switzerland. Since 2020 he is Doctor of Arts.


Clara Cellich

Clara Cellich, piano

Clara Cellich grew up in Geneva. She studied piano with Susanna Sierro-Rigoli and accompaniment with Jean-Jacques Balet. She then obtained a diploma in singing (Maria Diaconu's class) and accompaniment. Various collaborations followed, including recitals with José Van Dam, Gérard Caussé and Alberto Bocini. She has performed at the Opéra de Lausanne and the Grand-Théâtre de Genève, and was official pianist at the Shlomo Mintz and Tibor Varga International Violin Competitions.

Clara Cellich currently works as an accompanist in the string classes of Máté Szűcs, Miguel da Silva and Patrick Genet at the HEM Geneva. In the past, she has also worked with Nobuko Imai's viola class, the singing classes (Maria Diaconu and Gilles Cachemaille), the double bass classes (Franco Petracchi and Alberto Bocini), the trumpet class (Gérard Métrailler) and the HEM chamber choir, conducted by Celso Antunes.

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