Hungarian Classical Guitarist
András Csáki To Perform April 7

RICHARDSON, Texas (March 25, 2005) — Classical guitarist András Csáki will perform in concert Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Jonsson Performance Hall at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).

Csáki will teach a master class at 4 p.m. that afternoon in the same venue.

Photo, András Csáki
András Csáki

Csáki, who has studied the guitar since 1992, has won numerous honors for his artistry, including 1st prize and a special prize for the best performance of a classical piece at the International Anna Amailia Junior Guitar Competition (Weimar, 1999), 1st prize at the XXVI International Musical Contest “Dr. Luis Sigall” (Vina del Mar-Chile, 1999), 1st prize at the 4th International Guitar Competition of J. K. Mertz (Bratislava 2003) and 1st prize at the John Duarte Competition (Rust, 2004). Gabriel Guillen, director of the Rust International Guitar Festival, has hailed Csáki for his “magnificent technique and great musicality.”

Since 1995, Csáki has attended master classes with Vásáry Tamás, Costas Cotsiolis, Martin Myslivecek and Kováts Barna. He has performed with various chamber and symphonic orchestras. Csáki currently performs with the Excanto Chamber Orchestra in Budapest. Hungarian Public Radio and Television has broadcast many of his live performances and interviews.

The UTD program will include Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suite in c-minor, La Catedral by Agustin Barrios, Sonata op. 77 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Nocturnal op. 70 by Benjamin Britten, Variations on a Catalan Folksong by John Duarte and Grand Solo op. 14 by Fernando Sor.

The show is free, and tickets are not required. To participate in the master class, please contact UTD Director of Guitar Studies Dr. Enric Madriguera at esm4433@dcccd.edu.

More information about the concert can be found at http://ah.utdallas.edu/season0405/andrascsaki.htm

For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail utdarts@utdallas.edu, or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ Web site at http://ah.utdallas.edu/. Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 14,000 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s web site at www.utdallas.edu.