András Csáki Photo: Péter Herman

András Csáki

Strings Department

Guitar as Main Subject, Guitar History

Born: 1981, Budapest, Hungary

Academic degree, university position: DLA, associate professor


2014: DLA (Doctor of Liberal Arts) degree in music, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
2011-2012: Grad school scholarship, Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California (professors: Scott Tennant, William Kannengiser, Pepe Romero)
2007-2010: Full-time doctoral student, Doctoral School of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
2002-2007: Master of Arts (Hons.), Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (professor: József Eötvös)
2000-2002: Varga Tibor Institute of Musical Art, Széchenyi István University of Győr (professors: Ede Roth Ede, Balázs Arnóth)
1996-2000: Bartók Béla Conservatory and Secondary School of Music (professor: Sándor Szilvágyi)

Since 1995, he has been a regular participant of Hungarian and international masterclasses all over the world, held by Manuel Barrueco, Leo Brouwer, Abel Carlevaro, Costas Cotsiolis, Aniello Desiderio, Zoran Dukic, Pablo Marquez, Thomas Müller-Pering, Judicaël Perroy, Angel Romero, Pepe Romero, David Russell, Barna Kováts and Tamás Vásáry.

Teaching activities:
2021: habilitation at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
2009- : Lecturer at Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Guitar major
2011–2020: Lecturer at the University of Szeged, Faculty of Music
2005–2014: Teaching classical guitar at Bartók Béla Conservatory and Secondary School of Music
He regularly holds methodological trainings and guitar master classes at Hungarian higher and secondary institutions, as well as at Hungarian international guitar festivals and master classes.
He gave his first masterclass in the United States, in Dallas, in 2005. Since then, he has taught classes in various countries: in Australia, China, Czechia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine,Vietnam and in Hungary as well.

He gave many recitals in Austria, Australia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chile, China, Czechia, England, France, Greece, Georgia, India, Italy, Japan, Montenegro, Norway, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, Vietnam and in the United States. Besides being a solo performer, he is also devoted to chamber music. He played concertos with every renowned Hungarian symphonic orchestra and in international ensembles as well. He worked alongside famous conductors in Hungary and abroad. Apart from the classics, he likes to perform contemporary and/or 20th century works.  

(List of concerts:

2009: My Favourite Pieces
Playing Bach, Giuliani, Barrios, Morel, Farkas and Castelnuovo-Tedesco
2010: Guitar Recital (Champions series of Naxos Classic, dir. Norbert Kraft)
Playing Bach, Britten, Duarte and Castelnuovo-Tedesco, two numbers made to the Guitar’s Top 10 of Enrique Robichaud, Canadian musicologist
2012: The Spanish CD
Works of Francisco Tarrega, Isaac Albéniz, Joaquín Rodrigo, Enrique Granados, Joaquín Turina, Joaquín Malats and Frederico Moreno Torroba
2016: Bach – Lute Suites For Guitar
Includes: Suite in A minor BWV 995, Suite in E minor BWV 996, Suite in A minor BWV 997, Suite in E major  BWV 1006/a
2021: Hungarian and Spanish Sonatas from the 20th Century (In Memoriam Sándor Szilvágyi); Rózsa Miklós: Sonata for Guitar Op. 42, Farkas Ferenc: Sonata per chiatara sola, Kovács Barna: Sonata Nova, Antonio Jose: Sonata para guitara (supported by the Hungarian National Cultural Fund)


First places in international competitions:
2011: 12th Julián Arcas International Classical Guitar Competition (Almeria, Spain)
2010: 1st Nikita Koshkin International Guitar Competition in India (Calcutta, India)
2009: 42nd Michele Pittaluga International Guitar Competition (Alessandria, Italy)
2008: 51st Tokyo International Guitar Competition (Tokyo, Japan)
2005: Forum Gitarre Wien X. International Guitar Competition (Vienna, Austria)
2005: XXXV. International Jeunesses Musicales Competition (Beograde, Serbia)
2004: Jan Edmund Jurkowski International Guitar Competition (Tychy, Poland)
2004: John Duarte International Guitar Competition (Rust, Austria)
2003: Johann Kaspar Mertz International Guitar Competition (Bratislava, Slovakia)
1999: XXVI. Dr. Luis Sigall Musical Contest (Vina del Mar, Chile)
1999: IV. Anna Amalia Jugend Gitarrenwettbewerb (Weimar, Germany)

Second places
2011: 45th Francisco Tárrega International Guitar Competition (Benicassim, Spain)
2011: GFA International Concert Artist Competition (Columbus, Georgia, USA)
2010: 18th Hubert Käppel International Guitar Competition (Koblenz, Germany)
2009: 10th Julián Arcas International Guitar Competition (Almeria, Spain)
2008: Printemps de la Guitare International Competition (Charleroy, Belgium)
2007: Heinsberg International Guitar Competition (Heinsberg, Germany)
2007: I. International Guitar Competition (Split, Croatia)
2006: Karl Scheit International Guitar Competition (Vienna, Austria)
2005: 38th Michelle Pittaluga International Guitar Competition (Alessandria, Italy)
1997: Szendrey-Karper László International Guitar Competition (Esztergom, Hungary)

2008-2010: Fischer Annie Scholarship
2009: ’Hungarian Stars’ Prize of Duna Television
2009: Junior Prima Prize for young talents in music 
2010: Márciusi Ifjak Prize
2015: Ágai Karola & Szendrey-Karper László Commemorative Medal
2021: MMA zeneművészeti ösztöndíj