Ferenc Cseszko
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Member Since: January 19, 2004
Last Visit:August 30, 2021

Ferenc Cseszko

Hungarian-American violinist/violist, pedagogue, and orchestra conductor, Dr. Ferenc Cseszko is currently serving on the Faculty of the Nevada School of the Arts, and is performing with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Las Vegas Sinfonietta, and touring artists. His past appointments included 18 years of teaching/performing in Academics while an Associate Professor of Violin/Viola and Director of the Orchestra Program at the University of Idaho (2003-2018), an Assistant Professor of Violin/Viola at Fort Hays State University (Kansas, 2000-2003), as well as an Artist-in-Residence at the Universidad Juan N. Corpas in Bogotá, Colombia (2003-2009).

As an orchestra musician, he held positions in over a dozen professional orchestras, including the Spokane Symphony, Wichita Grand Opera, Nevada Ballet Orchestra, Madison Symphony (Wisconsin), and the Budafoki Dohnányi Zenekar (Hungary; including its 10-city Mexican tour with Luis Cobos conducting). As an orchestra conductor, Dr. Cseszko frequently led festival and university orchestras in the U.S. and abroad, such as the Orquesta Filarmónica de Universidad Juan N. Corpas at the Teatro Colón in Bogotá, Colombia, the National Chiayi University Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), and the Washington Idaho Symphony Orchestra on subscription concerts.

Born in the former Yugoslavia to Hungarian parents, Dr. Cseszko earned a Conservatory Diploma from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary, a Master of Music degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His teachers included Tyrone Greive, János Pallagi, Sándor Devich, Peter Lissauer, Eszter Perényi, and Michael Barta (violin and chamber music) and David E. Becker (orchestral conducting). In addition, he performed on masterclasses given by Yehudi Menuhin, Sidney Harth, Michael Tree, Lóránd Fenyves, György Pauk, and Elmar Oliviera.