Artist database

This is the Artist Database of BMC, which includes information about composers, musicians, orchestras, choirs and groups that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary, as well as information about releases recorded with them.

Sztankov Iván

double bass

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Date of Birth

Iván Sztankov, born in Budapest on March 7th, 1965, started to study music at the age of five. He first played violin for four years and followed that up with six years of piano studies. In 1982 he enrolled in the in the double-bass department of the Debrecen section of the Music School Teachers' Training Institute of the Budapest Academy of Music, where he studied under Károly Saru and gained his first diploma. He next has attended Todor Toshev�s two years� master course at the Sofia Conservatoire, where he learnt a new double-bass technique. In the summer of 1988 he studied the methods used by eminent American soloists in the United States, and attended the LA'88 world festival of double-bass players in Los Angeles, where hw was placed fourth in the international competition. In 1990, he obtained his diploma as a performer and teacher at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, as a student of Zoltán Tibay. Sztankov has won prizes at several Hungarian and international competitions, and his name often features on concert programs and on the Hungarian Radio. Presently he is the principal cellist of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.