Màtè Szücs

July 17, 2012 

Màtè Szücs was born in Hungary, where he started his violin studies with Zs. Szesztay. Màtè was seventeen when he changed from the violin to the viola. He graduated from the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Brussels (with Prof. Ervin Schiffer) and in Antwerp (Prof. Leo de Neve) and undertook a period of further study at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Waterloo (Prof. Ervin Schiffer) where he obtained his diploma with the highest distinction. Màtè was and is a member of various chamber ensembles such as the Con Spirito Piano Quartet, Mendelssohn Ensemble, the Trio Dor and the Enigma Ensemble. Formerly holding the position of solo viola player in various prestigious orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders, the Bamberger Symphoniker, the Staatskapelle Dresden, he is currently solo viola player of both the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Since February 2010 he is appointed 1st solo viola of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.