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András Vass

András Vass began his music studies in Tirgu-Mures, his home city, and he graduated from the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest. After winning an international conducting competition he became the assistant of Maestro Iván Fischer at the Budapest Festival Orchestra. At the present he is the Permanent Conductor of the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra in Pécs, Hungary. He conducted the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Franz Liszt Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (Budapest), the Georg Solti Chamber Orchestra, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and countless other orchestras in Europe. He regularly conducts opera and ballet repertoire. He conducted symphonies by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart (his last great symphonies). His work as an orchestrator focused, among others, on transcribing for a symphonic orchestra the quartet “The Death and the Girl” by Franz Schubert which was released in 2013 on CD and which has been premiered in several European states, the quartet in G Minor no 1, op 27 by Edvard Grieg and other smaller pieces. He has organized masterclasses in numerous international music camps. In recent years he has worked on the authentic interpretation of the repertoire from the Baroque and Classical Viennese periods and he has organized countless concerts and projects dedicated to this theme. At the core of these projects one may find the vocal, symphonic and orchestral repertoire of J. S. Bach, G. F. Handel, G. P. Telemann, A. Vivaldi, the symphonies, the concerts and the symphonic works of Haydn and Mozart. Alongside László Dobos he is the Artistic Leader of the Pannon Philharmonic Festival Choir whose main aim is the authentic interpretation of the Baroque and Classic Viennese repertoire.