The 2020 Masterclass teacher is the Takacs Quartet's cellist
András Fejér(cello) was born in 1955 into a musical family. His father was a cellist and conductor, and his mother was a pianist. He began playing the cello at the age of seven, because as legend has it, his father was unwilling to listen to a violin-upstart practicing. Since an early age, his parents have held string quartet weekends, which, for the young cellist were the most memorable of occasions, if not for the music, then for the glorious desserts his mother used to prepare for those sessions.
After attending a music high school, Mr. Fejér was admitted to the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in 1975, where he was a pupil of Ede Banda, András Mihály, Ferenc Rados and György Kurtág. That same year he founded the Takács String Quartet with three fellow classmates. Although the quartet has been his sole professional focus since then, he does perform as a soloist occasionally as well.
Mr. Fejér is married to a literature teacher. They have three children and live in the Rocky Mountains where they enjoy year-round sunshine in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. When he is not on tour he enjoys reading, photography, tennis and hiking.
Masterclass Participation Information and Policies
All participants of the Colorado Cello Summit are eligible to submit an application.
All Applications must be received on or before January 11, 2020
Completing the registration form does not guarantee participation in masterclass, as participation is determined by successful audition only. All Colorado Cello Summit participants will get to observe the masterclass.
Due to time constraints, a maximum of 3-4 participants will be selected to perform in the masterclass.
Selected participants must be registered to attend the Colorado Cello Summit to be eligible to perform.
Masterclass participants will be accompanied in the masterclass by a talented piano accompanist, whose services will be paid for by the Colorado Cello Summit. Any additional rehearsals set up between participant and the accompanist are the responsibility of the participant to both schedule and compensate.