Máté Szücs– Viola
First Prize for the Viola at the International Violin and Viola Competition in Liègein Belgium. Finalistof the International Viola Competition "Jean Françaix" in Paris and laureate of the International Music Competition "Tenuto" in Brussels. He was eleven whenhe won the Special Prize of the Hungarian Violin Competition for Young Artists. Not much later he won the First Prize of the Violin Competition of Szeged and the First Prize for the Best Sonata Duo of the Hungarian chamber music Competition.
He was seventeen when he changed from the violin to the viola and was graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and the Royal Conservatory of Flanders with the highest distinction. He further undertook a session at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth where he obtained his diploma with the highest distinction.
He was member of various chamber ensembles like Mendelssohn ensemble; Trio Dor, Enigma Ensemble and “Fragments” ensemble. Solo viola playerat various prestigious orchestra such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders, the “Bamberger Symphoniker”, the “Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden”, the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra and at the "Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen".
Between 2007- 2009 teacher at the University of Music in Saarbrücken.
Since the summer of 2006 he is regular professor at the "Thy Masterclass" chamber music summer festival in Denmark and gives masterclasses all over Europe. He is a regular invited soloist in Europe and played chamber music together with musician like Janine Jansen, Vadim Repin, Ilja Gringolts, Vladimir Mendelssohn and Christian Tetzlaff.
Since September 2012 he is the 1. solo-viola player at the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, wherehe is also teaching viola since September 2013 at the orchestra academy.
From September 2015 next to his job in Berlin he will teach viola at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.
His CD recordings are containing world music (Trio 4 for - 2007, Aliud records), virtuosity (Viola Altera - 2010, Aliud records), classical chamber music repertoire (R. Schumann: Romances - 2014, Terra Nova) and discovery music (The Hungarian Viola- 2014, Profil) 4