Endre Balog


orchestra member, principal cello
Education and training:
Béla Bartók High School of Music, Miskolc (1983-1987)
Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, graduated with honours as a cellist and teacher; teachers: Csaba Onczay and András Mihály (1988-1993)
Royal Academy, London (1992) - György Pauk
Amadeus String Quartet
Alberni String Quartet
Brodsky String Quartet

Competitions:
Antal Friss National Cello Competition, third place (1986)
Antal Friss National Cello Competition, first place (1988)
European Youth Cello Competition, Varna, Bulgaria (1989)
Leó Weiner International Quartet Competition, first place (1990-1992) - as a founding member of the Amabile Quartet

Professional work:
Recordings:
Hungarian Radio (1992)
Italian Radio (1992)
Music festivals:
Birmingham, Dartington, Riva del Garda (1991-1995)
Teaching activities:
János Richter High School of Music, Győr (1993-1998)
Farkas Ferenc Music School, Budapest (1993-1998)
Orchestral activities:
Budapest Festival Orchestra (1993-1998) - scholarship winner, later regular auxiliary member
São Paulo Opera, Brazil (1998-1999) - guest artist
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Budapest Strings, Kammerphilharmonie Amadé, Concerto Budapest, MÁV Symphony Orchestra, Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (1999-2014) - orchestra guest musician
Sonora Hungarica Chamber Orchestra (1990-1992) - principal
Szabó Quartet, Klagenfurt (2006-) - regular member
MÁV Philharmonic (2008-2010) - principal cello
Partnered with Béla Drahos, Ádám Fellegi and Jenő Jandó in numerous engagements for Hungarian Radio.
Successful soloist appearances in Europe, the USA, Panama and Argentina.
Currently principal cellist with the Hungarian State Opera, the Hungarian Virtuosi and Kammerorchester Arpeggione Hohenems.