Hungarian born violinist/violist, Bela Horvath, began his studies at the age of 3 with his grandfather. He then went on to study with such prominent Hungarian performers as Isvan Kertesz at the Bela Bartok Conservatory and Miklos Szenthelyi at the Franz Liszt University of Music. In 1998, Bela won the National Janos Koncz violin competition in Hungary, and was the youngest prizewinner in the 9th International Carl Flesch Violin Competition where he also received a special prize for the best interpretation of a new work written for that competition by Hungarian composer, Miklos Csemicky.
A prominent soloist and chamber musician, Bela has performed extensively throughout Eorope and the US, has recorded all Brahms Piano Quartets on the Marquis Label, and has appeared live on NY1, WQXR, and the main classical stations in Hungary, Italy, and Canada. Bela made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2003 performing a recital in Weil Hall, then in 2008 appeared with Pinchas Zukerman alongside 2 other violinists in a performance of Vivaldi’s Concerto for 4 violins in Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, and later that year performed the Bruch Violin Concerto in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium.
Bela completed his Bachelors and Masters of Music degrees from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec.