Gergely Ittzés - flute

Gergely Ittzés graduated from the Liszt Academyof Music in 1993 and he won scholarships for further studies to the European Mozart Academy in Prague and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada. 

He was mostly influenced by István Matuz and Auréle Nicolet, and he counts among his mentors his chamber music professors, György Kurtág and Ferenc Rados. He won several prizes and awards (among them the Grand Prix of the Aleksander Tansman International  
Competition of Musical Personalities and the Liszt Prize in 2001). He is a founding member of UMZE Chamber Ensemble, and his flute quartet, TeTraVERSI, was active from 2003 to 2009. He has performed with Magdalena Kožená, Markus Stockhausen, Miklós Perényi, Tamás Vásáry, Barnabás Kelemen, Dénes Várjon and the Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra and others. He is a frequent guest at international flute festivals, and gives concerts, lectures and Masterclasses all over Europe, as well as in China, North and South America. He made his debut in Carnegie Hall in 2014. He has made about 20 CD recordings so far. Several composers have dedicated pieces to him including flute concerti by Anthony Newman, Levente Gyöngyösi and Szilárd Mezei. 
Ittzés has been teaching at the Széchenyi István University in Győr since 1996 where he is a professor. For one semester in 2017 he was a Fulbright guest professor at Boston University. His musical activities are numerous; he strives for integrity in every area of his artistic work. His repertoire, which contains many rarities, encompasses works from the baroque to the experimental and improvisatory. In order to maximise the possibilities of his instrument, he devised the software, Flouble, which introduces the possibilities of two-part fluteplaying. He has also composed a number of multiphonic pieces for flute which, as well as his transcriptions and editions of flute works, are published (by Akkord,  Billaudot, Universal, Kossack and Falls House Press). In his doctoral dissertation he examined the solo flute literature from a harmonic point of view. His method, called ’Flautology’, studies each aspect of flute playing in detail. The German Lexikon der Flöte has dedicated an individual entry to his work.
 

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