Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Longtime György Kurtág collaborator, András Keller to become professor of violin at Guildhall School

 András Keller conducting concerto Budapest - photo: Benkő Sándor
 András Keller conducting Concerto Budapest
photo: Benkő Sándor
The Hungarian violinist András Keller, known for his collaborations with composer György Kurtág, has been appointed professor of violin at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. This is Keller's first UK appointment, and he served as head of the Chamber Music Department at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest from 2012 to 2015. András Keller begins teaching at the Guildhall School in January 2016.

András Keller studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music where his teachers were Dénes Kovács, György Kurtág, and Ferenc Rados, and he later studied in Salzburg with the great Sándor Végh. He founded the Keller Quartet in 1987, and since 1978 has been performing and premiered works by György Kurtág.

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