CSÁKI András



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András Csáki was born in Budapest 1981, and began to play the guitar at the age of 11. He graduated at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music with honor in 2007, where his professor was József Eötvös. In 2012/2013 he pursued graduate studies in the University of Southern California as a student of Scott Tennant. He received his Doctorate degree in 2014 at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.

Since 1995 András has been a regular participant of international master classes all over the world, including master classes held by Manuel Barrueco, Leo Brouwer, Abel Carlevaro, Costas Cotsiolis, David Russell, Angel and Pepe Romero.

Until the year of 2011 he received 24 prizes, among others he was awarded with the first prize in the 51st Tokyo International Guitar Competition in 2008, and in the 42nd "Michele Pittaluga" Guitar Competition in Alessandria, Italy 2009, Julian Arcas Guitar Competition, Spain 2011.

Besides solo recitals, he is also devoted to chamber music. He has had several opportunities to play guitar concertos with symphonic orchestras in Hungary and abroad.

He has frequently been asked to give master classes in various countries, such as China, Estonia, France, Great Britain, Greece, India, Romania, Russia, USA and his native Hungary. At the moment he is appointed professor at Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest.

First Prizes
2011. – 12 nd Julián Arcas International Classical Guitar Competition (Almeria, Spain)
2010. – 1st Nikita Koshkin International Guitar Competition in India (Calcutta, India)
2009. – 42nd Michele Pittaluga International Guitar Competition (Alessandria, Italy)
2008. – 51st Tokyo International Guitar Competition (Tokyo, Japan)
2005. – Forum Gitarre Wien X. International Guitar Competition (Vienna, Austria)
2005. – XXXV. International Jeunesses Musicales Competition (Beograde, Serbia)
2004. – Jan Edmund Jurkowski International Guitar Competition (Tychy, Poland)
2004. – John Duarte International Guitar Competition (Rust, Austria)
2003. – Johann Kaspar Mertz International Guitar Competition (Bratislava, Slovakia)
1999. – XXVI. Dr. Luis Sigall Musical Contest (Vina del Mar, Chile)
1999. – IV. Anna Amalia Jugend Gitarrenwettbewerb (Weimar, Germany)

Second Prizes
2011. – 45. Francisco Tárrega International Guitar Competition (Benicassim - Spain)
2011. – GFA International Concert Artist Competition (Columbus/Georgia, USA)
2010. – 18th Hubert Käppel International Guitar Competition (Koblenz, Germany)
2009. – X. Julián Arcas International Guitar Competition (Almeria, Spain)
2008. – Printemps de la Guitare International Competition (Charleroy, Belgium)
2007. – Heinsberg International Guitar Competition (Heinsberg, Germany)
2007. – I. International Guitar Competition (Split, Croatia)
2006. – Karl Scheit International Guitar Competition (Vienna, Austria)
2005. – 38th Michelle Pittaluga International Guitar Competition (Alessandria, Italy)
1997. – Szendrey-Karper László International Guitar Competition (Esztergom, Hungary)