Laszlo Fenyö, born in 1975, started his musical education in Hungary. Already at the age of 13 he became a junior student with Professor Laszlo Mezö at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. Later, while continuing his studies in Lübeck with Professor David Geringas, his brilliant technique, secure sense of style, and unusually broad repertoire, brought him several prizes at important competitions. Such as the International Music Contest in Geneva, the Rostropovich Contest in Paris, the Adam Cello Contest in Christchurch, and the Contest of the Hungarian Radio in Budapest.
Fenyö started his career as a soloist in the hr-Sinfonieorchester of Frankfurt. In the last few years he has turned more intensively to teaching. He gives master courses all over the world, and since April has worked as a Professor in the Academy of Music in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Fenyö has belonged to the world elite of cellists since he won the International Pablo Casals Contest of 2004 in Kronberg, Germany. Possessing the unique capability of presenting the intentions of the composer, he captures and fascinates audiences. Through his breathtaking technical skills and emotive expressiveness, his concerts become special experiences, where the music can be newly explored with each concert.
In the last few years Laszlo Fenyö has performed on the most renowned stages throughout the world, including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall in London and the Gasteig in Munich. He is regularly on tour with the leading symphony orchestras from Europe and Asia. In addition, he performed many times with the conductor and composer Krysztof Penderecki, with whom he had an intensive cooperation.
In Hungary, his home country, Laszlo Fenyö has long been one of the most sought-after soloists, and his performances – solo recitals, chamber music events and concerts with orchestras – are often broadcast live and recorded by the Hungarian Radio. He has played with most of the Hungarian orchestras and conductors. In 2005 he received the prestigious Franz Liszt Prize awarded by the Hungarian Ministry of Culture, as well as the Junior Prima Prize in 2008.
Fenyö plays a cello made by Matteo Goffriller from 1695.