Géza Hosszu-Legocky



Praised by musicians, audiences, and music critics as a rising "tour de force" in the classical music scene, Géza Hosszu-Legocky's critical acclaim culminated with the nomination of two Grammy® Awards, including the "Best Classical Music Album 2005" and "Best Chamber Music Recording 2005" for his recording of the Schumann Violin Sonata in A minor and other chamber music works with an all-star cast including Martha Argerich, Maxim Vengerov, Lilya Zilberstein, and Gabriela Montero on EMI Classics recorded in 2004.  In 2003, he released his first EMI Classics recording performing traditional Hungarian Gypsy music with his ensemble "The 5 DeVils".

Known for his passionate and fiery interpretations of classical, jazz, and Hungarian gypsy music, he first made his public debut at the age of 9 on Austrian Television "ORF".  Since then, he has performed with the National Hungarian Orchestra of Budapest and performed in Argentina, France, Germany, Spain, Japan, Italy, and the USA.

As a guest soloist, he has been invited to perform with the major orchestras and ensembles throughout the world including the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France with Myung-Whun Chung, NHK Orchestra in Tokyo with Charles Dutoit, and the Kremerata Baltica with Gidon Kremer.  His regular chamber music partners include Martha Argerich, Gautier Capucon, Renaud Capucon, Nelson Freire, Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel, Gabriela Montero, Vadim Repin, and Giorgia Tomassi.

He continues to perform regularly at the top music festivals around the world including Aspen Festival (USA), Beppu Festival (Japan), Buenos Aires Festival (Argentina), Ludwigsburg Festival (Germany), Lugano Festival (Italy), Ruhr Piano Festival (Germany), Saratoga Festival (USA), Taipei Festival (Taiwan), Verbier Music Festival (Switzerland), and many others.  In 1999 and 2000, he performed in sold-out concerts at the prestigious Verbier Festival with Roby Lakatos and Friends which also included artists such as Ida Haendel, Vadim Repin, and Sayaka Shoji.  In 2003, he was invited by the Violin Festival in Cassis (France) to perform with Martha Argerich, Ruggiero Ricci, and Ivry Gitlis.  At the 2005 Saratoga Festival, Géza made his recital debut with Martha Argerich to thunderous standing ovations.

He continues to perform in recitals and concerts in the world's most renowned concert halls including Salle de Pleyel (Paris), Teatro Color (Buenos Aires), Théâtre des Champes Elysees (Paris), and Auditorium du Louvre (Paris).

2001 was a year of significant attention for Géza.  He was among only the selected few young artists from around the world invited to participate in the prestigious Dorothy Delay Symposium and Master Classes at the Juilliard School of Music in the class of violinist Robert McDuffie.  Upon hearing him, McDuffie immediately engaged him to perform at the Aspen Music Festival in an international concert broadcast on NPR, reaching over three million listeners worldwide.

Offstage, Géza has made a cameo appearance as a gypsy violinist in Francois Girard's 1998 Academy-award winning film The Red Violin.  In 2001, he and Martha Argerich were profiled in Georges Gachot's feature film Conversations Nocturnes.  This documentary was exhibited at the world's major international film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival and won numerous awards including the PRIX ITALIA 2002 Documentary on "Music and Arts".

In addition to classical music, Géza has a passion for performing traditional Hungarian gypsy music and created his award-winning ensemble "The 5 DeVils" and have performed at the major festivals in South America and Europe.

Géza was born in 1985 and is a top honours student at the Vienna Academy of Music.  His teachers and coaches have included Ruggiero Ricci, Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel, Tibor Varga, Dora Schwarzberg, and Marina Sokorova.  He holds a dual Swiss and American citizenship and currently resides in Lausanne, Switzerland.



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