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Individual concerts
03. Oct. - 16. Dec 2017
Maestro Solti International Conducting Competition
Budapest, Pécs
Bolyky Zoltán

He was born in 1980 in Budapest, to a musical family. At the age of five and eight respectively, when he started his violin and piano studies. His first encounter with orchestral music at the music school has proved to be a decisive impetus to his professional orientation.

After finishing his high school studies at the Bartók Conservatory, he continued at the Violin Department of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. Later on he was accepted to the Conducting Department as well, his leaders were Tamás Gál and András Ligeti. He graduated as a violinist and teacher in 2005; in 2007 he got my conductor degree.

As a violinist, he took part at the master classes of András Ágoston, Dénes Zsigmondy, Nelly Söreghy-Wunderlich and the Brahms Trio (Vienna). As for conducting, he attended the master courses of Salvador Mas Conde, Michael Dittrich, Zoltán Peskó, Marco Zambelli and Carlo Caputo. His orchestral experiences, gotten as a violinist, helped him during his conducting career to a great extent.

During his years of study, he conducted the Musica Sonora Chamber Orchestra before he was appointed to conduct the Bartók Conservatory Chamber Orchestra. Other then that, he teaches chamber music at the Conservatory.

In 2007 he took to led the Bartók Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, winning 1st prize at the János Ferencsik National Orchestral Competition where he was additionally awarded with the Special Award for the Best Conductor.

He enjoys conducting the graduation concerts of the Liszt Ferenc Music Academy students and, as a correpetiteur, he often helps vocal and instrumental solists in their work.

From 2009, he worked for three years as resident conductor with the Szolnok Symphony Orchestra.

Along with symphonic concerts and oratories, in cooperation with the Eastern-Hungarian Philharmony Orchestra he conducted youth concert as well; as a part of the project, they performed opera excerpts in several communities of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County.

In 2010 he was invited to lead the Hegyvidéki Solti György Orchestra. With this ensemble they have been working on forming a versatile repertoire, providing opportunities to young soloist to prove their skills. The short lectures he usually introduces their concerts are aimed to provide background informations for a deeper and experience-based understanding of music.

Since 2014, the Debrecen University Symphony Orchestra has been working under his baton.

The same year, he joined to the crew of a national talent scouting tv show, called „Virtuosi”, featuring at the finalists’ gala concerts on a regular basis. As a music director, he strives to provide guidance for the young talents to improve their performances and take his share of the concert preparations as well.

His personal ambition is creating an enjoyable and vibrant atmosphere at workshops and rehearsals with his group of musicians during preparation time that inspires them to do their best at the concerts.