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Attila Szilágyi


und Viola da Gamba

"Performer on violone, viola da gamba and double bass, equally at home in music from the late renaissance to the 21st century."

Attila Szilágyi has performed throughout Europe on the viola da gamba, violone and double bass with such ensembles as the Hungarian Radio Orchestra, Salzburger Hofmusik, the Savaria Baroque Orchestra, the Ambronay European Baroque Academy Orchestra, and Aura Musicale. He has worked with leading conductors including Adam Fischer, Enrico Onofri, Zoltán Kocsis, Balázs Maté, Christoph Altstaedt, and Wolfgang Brunner and has performed chamber music with leading musicians in the field of early music, such as violinist Hiro Kurosaki and cellist Marco Testori. 

As a teenager, Szilágyi earned a diploma from the Béla Bartók conservatory in Budapest, as a student of István Lukácsházi. He later received his bachelor of music degree from the Franz Liszt Music Academy, where he studied with world-class musicians and pedagogues such as Rita Wagner, Ferenc Rados, Béla Ruzsonyi, and Zoltán Kocsis. After graduation, Szilágyi continued his studies in the Czech Republic at the Janacek Academy in Brno, under the tutelage of Miloslav Jelinek, where he earned his master’s degree in double bass performance. 

Szilágyi pursued his early music studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with David Sinclair and at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, where he studied viola da gamba with Vittorio Ghielmi. Szilágyi is a founding member of the new Amsterdam-based early music ensemble, ‘Harmonical Miscellany’ and of the Budapest-based ensemble Giardino delle Invenzioni. He plays on a viola da gamba crafted by Robert Blaszauer in 2015.

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