New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival - MASTER CLASSES


30 August – 3 September 2019

Faculty biographies can be found below.

These terms and conditions are valid for registration and participation in the New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival’s Master Classes.  By sending in the registration, the participant agrees with all of these general business conditions and abides by them.


The Master Classes are open to musicians of all ages and nationalities.  Enrollment in the Master Classes includes:

· Three individual lessons (for the violin, cello, flute and clarinet classes with piano accompaniment)

· Performance at the Master Classes’ Student Concert at the Jenő Ádám Music School's Ceremonial Hall 

· Free participation in the festival’s Concerto Competition (for participants of the solo master classes)

· Free entry to all six of the festival’s concerts

· Access to practice rooms at the music school (limited hours)

· A certificate of participation


Register by filling out and sending in the signed application form (found at the bottom of this page) to  Participants who are under 18 must have their forms signed by a parent or legal guardian.  An email confirmation will be sent within three days of receiving the application.  

In addition to the application form, please attach the following documents to your application (for chamber music groups, each member must submit a separate application, but must mention the other members on the application form):

· Artistic biography in English or Hungarian

· Portrait photo (JPG)

· Personal ID

· Proof of payment of application fee

Please take note that in many master classes, the number of participants is limited.  Applications will be accepted in the order of arrival until the class is full.  Application fees minus bank fees will be refunded once the class has reached its capacity.


Application fees:

Solo: € 50,- until 1 August 2019 (€ 80,- between 2 and 15 August 2019)

Chamber Music: € 25,- per member until 1 August 2019 (€ 40,- per member between 2 and 15 August 2019)

The application fee is non-refundable. 

Application deadline: 1 August 2019

Late application deadline: 15 August 2019 (with a late application fee)

Course fee:

Solo:  € 250,- 

Chamber Music:  € 250,- per group

Upon receiving the letter of acceptance (by email), applicants are required to transfer the entire course fee within two weeks to secure their place, and by 15 August 2019 at the latest.


A limited number of partial scholarships of the course fee are available. In addition to all of the required application documents, please attach a link of a video recording as well as a letter of recommendation if you would like to be considered. Scholarship application deadline: 1 5 August 2019

In addition, a scholarship fund has been established for HARP and CHAMBER MUSIC students, where more generous scholarships are available. You are invited to make use of this opportunity.

The application and course fees must be transferred to the following bank account:

Pista és Társa Bt.

Bank account number: 12010116-01460770-00100002

IBAN: HU 48 12010116-01460770-00200009


Note: Name, Instrument – NMICMF Master Classes

In case of cancellation by the participant, 50% of the course fee will be refunded until 20 August 2019.  No refunds will be issued thereafter.


Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodations.  Upon request, the office of the New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival can send recommendations for accommodations in Budapest.  Students must book directly with the hotels or apartments.


Participants agree that the New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival can photograph them and that these photographs can be used with no limitations by the festival as well as by sponsors of the performance and with no further compensation for usage in publications as well as for press and public relations services.  Participants agree to the recording, publication and archiving of the above-mentioned reports, as well as to the related renunciation of rights.  Participants do not have the right to claim remuneration.


Participation in the New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival occurs at the participant’s own risk.  Participants are liable for damage that they may cause.  In the case of accidents or theft of any kind, damage or loss of personal objects of the participants, the NMICMF assumes no liability whatsoever.


All participants in the New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival are responsible for their own health, accident and liability insurance.


The parent or legal guardian who concludes the contract for participation in the Master Classes  on behalf of the participant who is underage, declares his or her agreement with the fact that the New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival cannot assume any responsibility for supervising the participant who is underage. 

Meet the Outstanding & World-Class 2019 Faculty

Violin ♪ Miranda Liu


Praised by audiences and critics alike for her “perfect” (Oberbayerisches Volksblatt), “brilliant” (Salzburger Nachrichten), and "amazing" ( technique, as well as for her mature and compelling interpretations, Miranda Liu is among the most exciting young violinists performing today.  "Breathtaking" and "wonderful" (New Jersey Arts Maven), her extensive musical knowledge and emotional intensity can be heard in her performances of master works - from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras to the fresh new works of present day composers.  She has performed on numerous concert stages throughout Europe (Austria, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, UK), Asia (China, Korea, Taiwan), and the USA.

Her prodigious talent has resulted in her winning numerous first and top prizes at music competitions and playing in hundreds of recitals and concerts around the world.  Since her first solo appearance with orchestra at age eight, she has gone on to solo with orchestras such as the Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony in Florida, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Redwood Symphony in California, the National Radio Orchestra of Romania, the Philharmonisches Orchester Budweis, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, the Danube Symphony Orchestra Budapest, the Philharmonie Salzburg, the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, the Orquestra de Cámara Galega, the Ensemble de Cuerdas del Encuentro Santander, the Váci Szimfonikus Zenekar, the Neues Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Liszt Academy Chamber Orchestra, the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, the Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra Budapest, the Festival Chamber Orchestra of Balassagyarmat, the Starling Chamber Orchestra Cincinnati, and the Old York Road Symphony in Pennsylvania, among others.  She has an extensive repertoire of over sixty works for violin and orchestra, and regularly performs at prestigious music festivals worldwide.

Miranda Liu received her musical training at the Mozarteum Salzburg and the Liszt Academy of Music.  In 2016, András Keller appointed her concertmaster of the Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra, one of Hungary's oldest and leading symphony orchestras.  Ms. Liu is also a founder and 1st violinist of the renowned Central European String Quartet (CESQ).

Cello ♪ Bartosz Koziak


The winner of the 3rd Witold Lutoslawski International Cello Competition in 2001 in Warsaw (Poland), 2nd prize winner of the International Cello Competition in Tongyeong (Korea) in 2006 (“Isang Yun in memoriam”), winner of the 2nd prize at the Mikola Lysenko Competition in Kiev in 2007, winner of the International Contemporary Chamber Music Competition in Krakow, and a laureate and winner of a special prize at the Prague Spring Music Festival in 2006,  Bartosz Koziak also received prizes at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 2002 and the ARD competition in Munich in 2005.  In 2003, he received a special prize of the Polish Cultural Foundation awarded by Ewa Podles.

Bartosz performs regularly at venues such as:  Konzerthaus in Berlin, Rudolfinum in Prague, Cite de la Musique in Paris, Khachaturyan Hall in Yerevan, Teatro Politeama in Palermo, and the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, among others.

As a soloist, Bartosz Koziak has collaborated with the Polish National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice, Sinfonia Varsovia, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Armenian State Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, and Radio Orchestras in Warsaw and Budapest, collaborating with conductors Krzysztof Penderecki, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Jan Krenz, Antoni Wit, Gabriel Chmura, Jacek Kaspszyk, András Keller, Tan Dun, Massimiliano Caldi, and Sergey Smbatyan.  In recent years, Bartosz Koziak was invited and participated in numerous concert projects with Krzysztof Penderecki, such as in the first recording of “Concerto Grosso” conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki himself, and several recordings for Polish Radio were also made.


Bartosz Koziak graduated in the class of Prof. Kazimierz Michalik and Andrzej Bauer at the Fryderyk Chopin University in Warsaw, receiving a “Magna cum Laude” distinction.  He completed his studies at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris in the class of Philippe Muller. 

Professor Koziak has been teaching cello at the Feliks Nowowiejski Music Academy in Bydgoszcz for many years.

Flute ♪ Noémi Győri


Noémi Győri graduated with honours from the Liszt Academy of Music and completed post-graduate studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, studying with Henrik Prőhle, Barbara Gisler-Haase and András Adorján.  She is the first flautist to participate in the doctoral programme at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Performance, funded by the Philip Loubser Foundation.


Noemi has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in 28 countries, and is a recipient of the European Cultural Prize for Young Artists (2011), the Career Prize of the Salon de Virtuosi Foundation New York (2012), and the Performers’ Prize of the Artisjus Music Foundation Hungary (2006, 2009).  She is the principal flautist of the Jewish Chamber Orchestra Munich and has played as a guest member in the BBC Philharmonic and the Vienna Philharmonic (Vienna State Opera).  Noemi is an Associate Tutor in flute at the Royal Northern College of Music, leads her studio at the Junior RNCM and has given masterclasses in three continents.  She has recorded for broadcast with the ORF, Deutschlandfunk, BRF, BBC, WQXR New York, Georgian Radio, Hungarian Radio, Arte and Mezzo TV.  Her recordings, Antonio Nava’s flute and guitar music (2011) and Glowing Sonorities, with sonatas by Schubert, Reinecke and Franck (2016) were released by Hungaroton.  Noemi is a Miyazawa Flutes Artist, performing on a LaFin headjoint and a 14K gold Boston flute, sponsored by the Solti and Philip Loubser Foundations. 

Clarinet ♪ Csaba Klenyán (NOTE: Lessons take place from 30 August to 1 September)


Clarinetist Csaba Klenyán was born in 1969 in Vác (Hungary).  At the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, he got acquainted with the music of György Kurtág, Péter Eötvös and Barnabás Dukay, which made a deep impact on his art and vision.  A champion of contemporary music, he is equally at home when performing works from the classical and romantic periods.  Klenyán is a founding member of ensembles such as UMZE (Hungarian New Music Association), New Dimension Workshop, and the Cimbiózis Quintet.

He has performed in virtually every European country and has won first prizes at numerous international competitions.  He is a seven time winner of the prestigious Artisjus Prize (Prize of the Hungarian Bureau for the Protection of Author's Right) and was awarded the coveted Liszt Prize in 2003.  Mr. Klenyán has been the principal clarinetist of the Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra for many years, and the Ligeti Ensemble.      

Piano ♪ Georgy Tchaidze (NOTE: Lessons take place from 1 to 3 September)


Georgy Tchaidze possesses “fine sensibility and perfectly honed technique” according to The Telegraph in its review of the young Russian pianist’s Wigmore Hall debut.  Since becoming 1st Prize Laureate of Honens International Piano Competition in 2009, Tchaidze has performed throughout Europe, North America and Asia to great acclaim, including debuts at Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Oriental Arts Centre in Shanghai, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, BOZAR and Flagey Halls in Brussels and at festivals including Canada’s Toronto Summer Music, Ottawa International Chamber Music, Germany’s Kissinger Sommer, Young  Euro Classic, Switzerland’s Verbier, Septembre Musicale, Lucerne, Norway’s Lofoten International Piano, Festspiellene i Nord-Norge, and France’s Piano aux Jacobins.  His performance of Rachmaninov’s second piano concerto with Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra and Pinchas Zukerman was met with praise: “commendable clarity … unusually powerful  for a performance of so little ostentation” (Ottawa Citizen).

In the summer of 2015, Georgy Tchaidze was awarded 1st Prize at the 4th Top of the World International Piano Competition in Tromso, Norway, and then asked to replace Sir Andras Schiff with his perfromances at the Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival.

Born in 1988 in St. Petersburg, Georgy Tchaidze began studying the piano and violin at the age of seven.  He studied at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory with  People’s Artist of Russia, Professor Sergey Dorensky for his undergraduate degree, and earned his master’s degree at the Berlin  University of the Arts with Professor Klaus Hellwig.  Since September 2016, he has been artist in residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, under the direction of Louis Lortie.  Tchaidze’s reputation as a sensitive collaborative pianist is blossoming. He toured  extensively with Canada’s Cecilia String Quartet and performed with the  esteemed Borodin Quartet.  The Calgary Herald wrote about his performance with the Borodin Quartet:  “Tchaidze was magnificent,  matching the experienced string players note for note to produce a  performance of rare beauty and musical conviction.”  His latest artistic collaborations include appearances with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra  under direction of Bramwell Tovey, Forth Worth Symphony Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra under Aleksandre Bloch, with renowned Brentano String Quartet and also with such  instrumentalists as Piotr Anderszewski, Stephen Kovacevich, Jean-Efflame Bavouzet, Marc-André Hamelin, Nikolai Lugansky and many others.

Tchaidze has three recordings on the Honens label:  a live recording with Cecilia  String Quartet, an all-Schubert album and a disc of works by Medtner, Mussorgsky and Prokofiev.

Harp ♪ Klára Bábel


Klára Bábel began her musical studies by learning the piano, and at the age of twelve she was admitted to the preparatory school of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest.  While studying the piano, she was awarded the Sári Bíró Memorial Prize, and won first prize at the Agropoli International Piano Competition and second prize in Bologna.  Later she received her MPA.  She began her harp studies at age ten and was awarded her university degree with honors.  In 2007, Klára Bábel was admitted to the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Brussels and received a special prize at the 2008 IV Vera Dulova Harp Competition in Moscow.  A recipient of the 2010 Artisjus Award, she was granted the Annie Fischer Fellowship in Performing Arts in 2010, 2011, and 2013.  In 2009, she was invited to perform with the MÁV Symphony Orchestra.  Since 2010, she has been the principal harpist of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.  Currently she is completing her doctoral studies, which she began in 2007, at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music.

Ms. Bábel has made a number of recordings commissioned by the Hungarian Radio, including chamber works by Jolivet and Francaix.  In 2015, she received the 1st prize at the VII. International Marciel Tournier Harp Competition (chamber music category) with Zalán László Kovács, finalist at the Concorso Internazionale di Musica Marco Fiorindo international chamber music competition with the same duo, in 2016 they won a Golden Award at the Svirel International Music Competition.  In 2017, she received the Festival award from Bach Mindenkinek Festival.  Since 2011 she has been the artistic director of the Sounds of Bábel concerts, which acquaint audiences not only with the classical repertoire for harp, but with forays into the territory of jazz and with the participation of distinguished guest performers present a wide variety of styles.

Chamber Music ♪ Judit Szabó


Judit Szabó received her degree at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest where she worked with great masters, including the Amadeus String Quartet, Ferenc Rados and György Kurtág.  In 1990, she co-founded the Auer String Quartet, winning many prizes at international chamber music competitions.


From 1998 to 2018, as a member of the Keller String Quartet, Judit Szabó appeared in concerts at significant concert halls around the world, such as: Carnegie Hall New York, Tonhalle Zürich, and Wigmore Hall London. Her chamber music partners were Miklós Perényi, Zoltán Kocsis, Aleksei Lubimov, Truls Mørk, and Heinz Holliger, among others.  She has given masterclasses in Europe, Asia, and the USA.  Along with the Keller Quartet, she was a returning guest teacher at Yale University's Norfolk Summer Music Festival and also held masterclasses at McGill University in Montreal.  An experienced jury member at international chamber music competitions, she is also a member of the UMZE Contemporary Ensemble as an advocate of 20th and 21st Century music.  She has recorded for such labels as Decca, ECM, Apex, and Stradivarius, among others.

Ms. Szabó is a founding member of the illustrious Central European String Quartet (CESQ), and is currently a professor of chamber music at the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest.

Concerto Competition


The Concerto Competition is open to all of the participants of the solo Master Classes.  The goal is to showcase star participants in the closing concert as soloists with the Central European Strings.  The concert will take place in the Chamber Hall of the Franz Liszt Old Academy of Music.  One or more winners will be chosen.


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