Tamás Zétényi was born in Budapest in 1985. He started playing the cello at the age of five. After winning the Starker Competition in 2004, he became a student of Franz Liszt Academy of Music. He also studied at Universität der Künste, Berlin, and at Bard College, New York State, USA.
In 2010/11 he was Visiting Fellow at Bard College, where he organized chamber music activities and performed at concerts.
Tamás Zétényi has played in solo concerts in many countries of Europe and in the USA, including an all-Liszt recital in the Library of Congress, Washington DC. He has played in distinguished orchestras, including the Danube Symphony Orchestra, the European Union Youth Orchestra, and the Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tamás’s main focus is chamber music. As a member of the Kalmia String Quartet he made recordings and performed at several concerts, including an appearance in Jordan Hall, Boston.
What others have to say about Tamás
Cellist Tamas Zetenyi plays Liszt at the Library of Congress. … Zetenyi is a sensitive musician, obviously deeply committed to Liszt’s chamber music and in tune with the composer’s darker moods. Zetenyi has a vibrato that he uses with infinite variety and that mirrors every shade of emotion. Indeed, at times he uses none and projects wispy sounds with eerie overtones. (Joan Reinthaler, The Washington Post, 06/01/2011