BIOGRAPHY

The remarkable violinist Geza Hosszu-Legocky has had an equally remarkable career, surrounded by historic and legendary figures on stages across Europe, Asia, and North America.

Acknowledged at age six by Dora Schwarzberg who selected him for admission to the Vienna Music Academy, by the next year he was already touring Italy with the Udine Orchestra, and at nine won first prize at the International Competition ‘Prima la Musica.’

He continued this upward trajectory with a concert tour through Eastern Europe at age 10 and then was chosen by Monserrat Caballé to perform with her in Moscow with the Russian National Orchestra out of over 10,000 children.

Follows are invitations to perform at the Verbier Festival with Vadim Repin, Martha Argerich, Ida Haendel, and other luminary classical artists. Then an invitation to work with Dorothy DeLay in New York, a live NPR broadcast performance at the Aspen Festival, and a non-stop career that has taken him to more than 30 countries, to perform on the stages of the premier concert halls across the world.

In France, the Salle Pleyel, Theatre Champs Elysees, Salle Gaveau, Auditorium at the Louvre; in Belgium, Bozar, Flagley Symphony Hall, Cirque Royal; in Austria, Musikverein, Salzburg Mozarteum; Germany Konzerthaus Dortmund, Wiesbaden Kurhaus, Prinz Regent Theater, Ludwigsburg Theater, Frankfurt Depot Halle; Hungary, MUPA Palace of Arts, Academy Concert Hall; Spain, Auditorio Nacional de Musica, Auditorio de Zaragoza, Gran Teatro Cordoba; Switzerland, KKL Lucerne, Palazzo Congressional Lugano; Italy, Milano Conservatory Hall, Grado Auditorium, Musée del Violino Auditorium Cremona, Sala Santa Cecilia; United States, Aspen Harris Concert Hall, Juilliard Auditorium, Saratoga Chamber Hall; and across South America, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia; in Asia: Japan, Suntory Hall, Oita Symphony Hall, Toyota Symphony Hall, Beppu Symphony Hall, Fukushima City Concert Hall, Kyoto Concert Hall; Taiwan, Taipei Symphony Hall; Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and more.

Some of the notable conductors he has shared the stage with include Thierry Fischer, Charles Dutoit, Seykio Kim, Guy Braunstein, Roberto Minczuk, Henry’s Schaefer, Eugene Bushkov and Juninho Hirokami.

Chamber partners he has appeared with are a who’s who in classical music: Ida Haendel, Vadim Repin, Nigel Kennedy, Ivry Gillis, Maxim Vengerov, Renault Capuçon, Gideon Kramer, Ruggiero Ricci, Leonidas Kavakos, Robert McDuffie, Itzhak Perlman, Dorothy DeLay, Mischa Maisky, Steven Isserlis, Yo-Yo Ma, Martha Argerich, Nicholas Angelich, Sergei Babayan, Daniel Trifonov, Nelson Freire, Gabriela Montero, Polina Leschenko, Lilian Zilberstein, and others.

He has worked with the composers Michel Legrand, Rodin Shchedrin, and Arturo Queilar and performed in major festivals across Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Geza created the Gypsy music group the Five DeVils with whom he performed to large sold out audiences, receiving raves from audiences and presenters alike for their virtuosity and appealing repertoire bringing together the best of Eastern European Classical styles with the popular folk music of the region. He as well toured with a larger ensemble, the Bohemian Virtuosi, which allowed for more classical virtuosic works in an engaging ensemble of strings and piano.

In 2022 / 23 Geza will perform with his duo partner Tony Yang in Brazil and with Martha Argerich in Paris. 2023 marks the beginning of a new project: Gezalius & Co., a completely new sound with classically based repertoire reimagined.

He currently plays a Nicolas Francois (Vuillaume) Guarnerius, 1837, on loan from a generous patron.