NSA Masterclass Series: Ferenc Cseszko, violin/viola – April 24, 2021 (In Person!)
April 24, 2021 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Historic Fifth Street School Auditorium (Seating limited to 70)
Registration Deadline: April 23, 2021
10:00 am – 11:40 am
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
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12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Meet the Artist
Parking will be available at the Historic Fifth Street School (Home to NSA) and in the city garage across the street.
Health Protocols followed by NSA are as followed:
- Masks are required
- Temperatures will be checked at the door
- Hand sanitizer will be provided and must be utilized
- All seats and commonly touched surfaces will be disinfected prior to use
Fritz Kreisler: Miniature Viennese March
Fritz Kreisler: Schön Rosmarin
Pablo de Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen
Jae Ahn-Benton, piano
FERENC CSESZKO, Violinist/Violist
Hungarian-American violinist/violist, pedagogue, and orchestra conductor, Dr. Ferenc Cseszko joined the Nevada School of the Arts in 2019 as a violin, viola, and strings chamber music faculty. His appointment followed 18 years of teaching/performing in Academics while an Associate Professor of Violin/Viola and Director of the Orchestra Program at the University of Idaho (2003-18), and Assistant Professor of Violin/Viola at Fort Hays State University (Kansas, 2000-03). In addition, Dr. Cseszko served as Artist-in-Residence at the Universidad Juan N. Corpas in Bogotá, Colombia (2003-2009). His main activities at that institution included regular masterclass and workshop presentations, as well as solo and faculty chamber music recitals presented at various local academic institutions, such as the Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano.
In addition to Colombia, Dr. Cseszko presented recitals and clinics at concert venues and music festivals in Austria (Bregenz), Croatia (Dubrovnik), Germany (Frankfurt, Munich and Giessen), Hungary (Budapest), Italy (Rome, Ancona), Serbia (Belgrade, Novi Sad and Subotica), Switzerland (Sion), throughout the United States, Canada (Vancouver, B.C.), and Mexico (Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey).
As an orchestral musician, he held positions in over a dozen professional orchestras, including the Spokane Symphony, Wichita Grand Opera, Nevada Ballet Orchestra, Madison Symphony (Wisconsin), and the Budafoki Dohnányi Zenekar (Hungary; including its 10-city Mexican tour with Jesus López Cobos conducting). Currently, he is performing with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Las Vegas Sinfonietta, and Opera Las Vegas.
As an orchestra conductor, Dr. Cseszko frequently led festival and university orchestras in the U.S. and abroad, such as the Orquesta Filarmónica de Universidad Juan N. Corpas at the Teatro Colón in Bogotá, Colombia, the National Chiayi University Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), and the Washington Idaho Symphony Orchestra on subscription concerts.
Born in the former Yugoslavia to Hungarian parents, Dr. Cseszko earned a Conservatory Diploma from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary, a Master of Music degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His teachers included Tyrone Greive, János Pallagi, Sándor Devich, Peter Lissauer, Eszter Perényi, and Michael Barta (violin and chamber music) and David E. Becker (orchestral conducting). In addition, he performed on masterclasses given by Yehudi Menuhin, Sidney Harth, Michael Tree, Lóránd Fenyves, György Pauk, and Elmar Oliviera.