Máté Szücs (Viola) and Michèle Gurdal (Piano) will perform at the last C. Bechstein concert in 2016 romantic chamber music for viola und piano.
The viola player Máté Szücs started his career at Antwerp’s Koninklijke Filharmonie van Vlaanderen. He went on to perform with the Bamberger Symphoniker, Dresden’s Sächsische Staatskapelle, the HR-Sinfonieorchester and Bremen’s Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, before becoming first viola player with the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Michèle Gurdal, his permanent duo partner, studied piano, music history and chamber music at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and completed her studies with honours at the age of seventeen. Afterwards, she studied under Karl-Heinz Kämmerling in Hanover, Homero Francesch in Zurich and Anatol Ugorski in Detmold, where she obtained a performer degree with the highest distinction. In 2005, she was awarded a fellowship at the prestigious International Piano Academy Lake Como. She has been performing as a soloist and chamber music pianist all over the world ever since.
photo © Thorsten Heideck