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Biography 

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Zsolt Máté Mészáros was born in 1992 in Miskolc, Hungary. He began his organ studies at the city's Béla Bartók High School of Music with Gabriella Mátyus Andrássy at the age of 15. He graduated with Highest Honors from the Liszt Academy of Music in 2018 where he studied with László Fassang, János Pálúr, István Ruppert. He has also participated in master classes led by Arvid Gast, Christoph Bossert, Hans-Ola Ericsson, Michel Bouvard, Ton Koopman, Yasuko-Uyama Bouvard and Zsigmond Szathmáry, among others.

Currently he serves as Organist at the Holy Spirit Parish Church in Budapest. From 2013 to 2018 he served as the Chief Organist of Saint Ladislaus Parish Church in Budapest's Kőbánya district  where he was also the Artistic Director of the Organ Concert Series and the répétiteur of the Szent László Choir.

Outside of Hungary, he has given concerts in France, Germany, Serbia, Slovakia and Romania. His concerts were broadcast live by the Hungarian State Radio.

After taking first prize at the Organ Competition of Hungarian Philharmonic’s in 2012 the young organist have received multiple Annie Fischer Scholarships for the Performing Arts (2016, 2017).

He regularly appears as a soloist, organ accompanist and continuo player. His musical intrests range over the entire repertoire and his concerts often feature large-scale compositions from the Romantic and modern organ repertoire.

 

At his concerts marking the 205th anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt, he performed all of the composer's works for solo organ, as well as his major works of sacred music.

 

Intent on helping to popularise contemporary music, he has been involved in the Hungarian premières of several pieces.