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.

Szűcs Péter


Péter Szűcs graduated from the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest with the highest qualification. The most important influences in the development of the young artist came from master classes of Alessandro Carbonare, Wenzel Fuchs, Robert Riseling, Csaba Klenyán and he also attended chamber music lessons of Heinz Holliger, László Hadady and Prof. Joel Sachs.

Péter Szűcs prize-winner of several international competitions (among them: 1st prize at the Dénes Legány Woodwind Competiton, 2nd prize at S. Mercadante Competition). He participated in prestigious international festivals and music courses (Lucerne Festival Academy, Klangspuren Festival - Ensemble Modern Academy, Ostrava Days, Santander Encounter of Music and Academy, Szombathely Bartók Festival) and has worked with famous maestros and artists such as Sir Simon Rattle, Pierre Boulez, Péter Eötvös, Ádám Fischer, Matthias Pintscher, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Krzysztof Penderecki, Klaus Thunemann, Hansjörg Schellenberger, Imre Rohmann, Gergely Vajda, among others. Besides playing compositions of classicism and romanticism he shows special interest in music from the 20th and 21st century. As a chamber musician Péter Szűcs collaborates frequently with many Hungarian ensembles and orchestras, including the UMZE Ensemble (New Hungarian Music Association), Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hungarian Chamber Symphony and Concerto Budapest. Member of the Ludium Ensemble which focused by the works of György Kurtág. As the holder of the Fischer Annie Scholarship (2011-13) he was on tour in Europe with a pianist, Péter Kiss. Their concert programs which popularize the Hungarian contemporary music have already been performed in Paris, London, Rome, Helsinki, Warsaw, Tallin, Budapest, Bucharest, Bratislava. Currently, he is taking part in the doctoral (DLA) program of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music.