László Fenyö was
born in 1975 in Hungary. He comes from a musical family;
his father being a violinist and conductor. At just
13 he was accepted at the Franz Liszt Music Academy,
Budapest. Between 1994 and 1998, Fenyö studied
in Lübeck under the instruction of David Geringas.
Fenyö then took master courses with Miklós
Perényi and Siegfried Palm, among others. At
present, his mentor is Bernard Greenhouse, the doyen
of chamber music. His unusually wide repertoire ranging
from Bach to Krenek and Haydn to contemporary composers,
his accurate sense of style, and his technical brilliance
are responsible for his long record of success at various
contests. László Fenyö plays a Matteo
Goffriller cello from the year 1695.
Competition prizes and grants
1987: 1st Prize at the Hungarian National Cello Contest; then Fenyö achieved
success in Paris, Budapest and Christchurch; he earned the Pierre Fournier
Special Prize in Geneve, and in Kronberg he also managed to convince the illustrious
jury, consisting of renowned members like Rostropowitsch, Natalja Gutman, Kurt
Masur, and others.
2004: 1st Prize at the Pablo Casals World Contest, and in addition received
a special prize for the best first performance of Graziane Finzi´s Variations,
composed specifically for the contest.
2005: He received the highly prestigious Franz-Liszt-Prize as a state award.
After having been the principal cello by the Radio Symphony Orchestra, Budapest,
and the Philharmonia Hungarica, Fenyö is at present principal cellist
of the Radio Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt (Germany). He is regular guest
on all important stages in Europe, the USA, and Asia.
Fenyö has taken part at major music festivals, such as the Pablo Casals
Festival in Prades, where he played together with Leonidas Kavakos and Boris
Besides engagements in Hungary and Germany, László Fenyö is
planning to play in Lisbon, in the USA, in Belgrad and in Singapore in 2006/2007.
He will play concerts under the baton of K. Penderecki.
Radio and TV recordings
Most of his concerts, around twenty per year, are recorded or broadcast live
by the Hungarian Radio. The 31-year-old musician has already played with
all major Hungarian ensembles. Two of his new CD-recordings are coming
out in 2007/2008, one at Aulos/Musikado on which he plays chamber music
together with pianist Oleg Pollianski, and the other at hr.music.de with
the cello concertos by J. Haydn (D Major) and D. Shostakovich (No. 1),
where he is accompanied by the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted
by Grant Llewellyn.