expected concert duration: 65 minutes
Born in Sibiu, Romania, in 1989 into a Hungarian-Romanian family of musicians, Tibor Gyenge received his first violin lessons from his father.
Subsequently he attended the Béla Bartók Music School and the Music High School in Szombathely before moving to Graz to study at the city’s University of the Arts under Prof. Silvia Marcovici. In 2012 he completed his bachelor’s degree with distinction. From 2014 to 2016 Tibor Gyenge studied for a master’s degree under Prof. Daniel Gaede at the Nuremberg University of Music. During these years he also held a teaching position at the university.
His musical education was further enriched by numerous master classes given by star violinists such as Zakhar Bron, Leonidas Kavakos, Daniel Stabrawa, György Pauk, Itzhak Rashkovsky, Krzysztof Wegrzyn, Ulf Hoelscher and Kristóf Baráti.
Tibor Gyenge’s skills in chamber music have been honed through contact with members of the Fauré, Manderling, Lindsay and Carmina Quartets, as well as collaborations with artists such as Rudolf Leopold, István Várdai, Claudio Martinez-Mehner, Christian Euler, Ivan Monighetti and principal players of the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic orchestras.
As a soloist he has performed with the Hungarian Chamber Orchestra, the Camerata Pro Musica, the Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonic, the Savaria Symphony Orchestra and the Satu-Mare State Philharmonic “Dinu Lipatti”.
After a 12-month contract with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, he was engaged as concertmaster at the State Philharmonic in Nuremberg.
Since 2016 Tibor Gyenge has been assistant 1st concertmaster of the 1st violins at the Staatskapelle Dresden.
Born in 1974, Michael Horwath took violin lessons in his hometown of Berlin before going on to study viola under Felix Schwartz at the city’s “Hanns Eisler” Academy of Music. In 1998 he continued his training with Erich Krüger in Weimar, where he also completed postgraduate studies.
Michael Horwath joined the Staatskapelle Dresden August 2000, and since 2004 has held the position of Vorspieler of the violas.
He has participated in numerous international master classes given by Kim Kashkashian, Jürgen Kussmaul, Thomas Riebl and Norbert Brainin.
Furthermore, he is a passionate performer of chamber music and a regular guest at international chamber music festivals such as the Concerts aux Iles du Bic in Canada.
Michael Horwath is a member of the Dresden String Quintet and the ensemble frauenkirche. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the Semperoper Dresden, the Gewandhaus Leipzig, at the Schwetzingen Festival and the Kölner Philharmonie.