Gergely Ittzés

(1969-) studied at the Kecskemét Zoltán Kodály Secondary Music School and at the Budapest Liszt Academy of Music where the chamber music lessons by György Kurtág and Ferenc Rados influenced him strongly. After graduating, he spent a year at the international Prague Mozart Academy then a few months at the Banff Centre for the Arts. He participated in numerous master courses (most influential ones were the teaching of István Matuz and Auréle Nicolet) and won prizes in national and international flute competitions. In 1998 he won the Grand Prix of the Aleksander Tansman 2nd International Competition for Musical Personalities in Poland. In 1998 and 1999 he was supported by the Annie Fischer Grant offered for promising young soloists. In 2001 he was awarded the Franz Liszt Prize, in 2009 the Lajtha Prize. His doctorate work, completed in 2008, is entitled ‘The Role of Poliphonic Thinking in Flute Playing’.

He has performed, led master classes and lectured in numerous European countries as well as in Brazil, China, Canada and the USA. He is a founding member of the UMZE Ensemble. The influence of István Matuz and experimenting with extended techniques inspired his own compositions and the Chart of Double-Stops, including close to 500 fingering, the new version of which is the computer software called Flouble. He was commissioned by the American National Flute Association to write the obligatory piece for the Young Artist Competition held in Las Vegas, 2012. He has recorded 15 CDs. He teaches flute at the Széchenyi University in Győr.

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