Ildikó Szabó – cellist
Acclaimed for her musical intellect and imagination coupled with technical virtuosity, Ildikó Szabó is a laure-ate of the 2014 Pablo Casals International Cello Competition where she was the winner of the overall 2nd Prize, the Audience Award, and 7 Special Prizes. She is also a top prize winner of the German Music Com-petition, TONALi, Popper International Competition, Janigro International Competition, and Liezen Interna-tional Competition. In 2013 she was awarded the Junior Prima Prize as the best young artist of the year.
Already established in her native Hungary, Ildikó Szabó has appeared as a soloist with the Budapest Festi-val Orchestra under Iván Fischer, the Hungarian Radio Orchestra, the Hungarian National Philharmonic Or-chestra, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Concerto Budapest, and the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra. The 2018/19 season includes performances of Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 with the Magdeburgische Philharmonie in Berlin and the Miklós Rózsa Concerto Op.32 with Concerto Budapest.
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Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer – December 2014
with István Lajkó (piano) – December 2016
with Zoltan Fejervari (piano) – May 2014