Ildikó Szabó

Ildikó Szabó – cellistIldikó-Szabó-HP

  • Top prize winner of the German Music Competition (Deutscher Musikrat), TONALi, Popper International Competition, Janigro International Competition, and Liezen International Competition. Second Prize Overall and winner of the Audience Award, and seven Special Prizes at the Pablo Casals International Cello Competition. Winner of The Solti Foundation Award, Junior Prima Award, Zoltán Kodály Award
  • 2017/2018 season includes concerts in more than 30 cities across Germany and venues including Beethovenhaus Bonn and NDR Hannover as laureate of the German Music Competition, and a complete Brahms trio project at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest
  • Successful 2017 debut at the Konzerthaus Berlin at the opening concert of the ‘Hommage á Alfred Brendel’ Festival
  • Has performed as soloist with orchestras including Budapest Festival Orchestra, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Concerto Budapest, Hungarian Radio Orchestra, Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
  • Festival appearances have included Verbier, Heidelberger Frühling, Rheingau Festival, Krzyzowa Music, Open Chamber Music of the IMS Prussia Cove, International Bach Festival Las Palmas, Budapest Spring Festival and a Fellowship at the Piatigorsky Cello Festival in Los Angeles
  • Recorded her first CD at the age of 14, Dances of the Elves, on the Hungaroton Classic label and in 2014 released a CD of Emanuel Moór’s Double Concerto with Péter Szabó and the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra Miskolc
  • Scholarship holder of the Study Foundation of the German Nation and the German Foundation of Musical Life

For full and updated biography, contact
Aude-Marie Auphan (Artist Manager)

Victoria Rowsell (Managing Director)
Aude-Marie Auphan (Artist Manager)


Tchaikovsky: Pezzo capriccioso
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer – December 2014
Beethoven: 7 Variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen”
with István Lajkó (piano) – December 2016
Beethoven: Sonata for piano and cello Op. 102/1 – 1st movt
with Zoltan Fejervari (piano) – May 2014
Ligeti: Solo Sonata



Concert Dates

February - July 2018