Ildikó Szabó – cellist
Acclaimed for her musical intellect and imagination coupled with technical virtuosity, Ildikó Szabó is a laureate 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 Competition, TONALi, Popper International Competition, Janigro International Competition, and Liezen International 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 Orchestra, 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