Balázs Bujtor

balazs_bujtor4.png Balázs Bujtor was born in 1975 to a family of musicians. He was eight when he started playing the piano and the violin. In 1988 he was admitted into the ‘Class of Extraordinary Talents' at the Ferenc Liszt University of Music.

In 1995 he founded the RTQ string quartet. From 1996 to 2001 he was a member of the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra. In 1999 he graduated and took his degree at the University as a student of Natasa Sós. Between 1996 and 2007 he was first concertmaster of the Danubia Symphony Orchestra and from 2007 onwards, he is first concertmaster of the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, Pécs, Hungary.

Among others he worked with Péter Eötvös, Sir Neville Marriner, János Fürst, Zoltán Peskó, Domonkos Héja, Zsolt Hamar, András Ligeti and Zoltán Kocsis. Since 2000 he has played on several recordings for BMC Records with Gábor Gadó, Alban Darche, Gábor Winand, Cristophe Monniot, Béla Szakcsi and Kornél Fekete-Kovács, and can be heard on more than fifty albums and thirty films.

In 2008 he won the ‘Artisjus Award' in Hungary and he founded the Hungarian Studio Orchestra in 2009. He obtained the titles of ‘Favourite Musician of the Year' and ‘Artist of the Season' in 2010, while in 2011 he worked with Krzysztof Penderecki.