Paul Marsovszky | conductor
„The native German, who studied conducting at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest, led the orchestra of the Hungarian State Opera with great care, feeling and commitment.“ Online Merker
Paul Marsovszky is closely connected to the German- and Hungarian-speaking cultures. In the current season he makes his debut at Budapest Opera with Kenneth MacMillan’s unique ballet Mayerling, one of the three opening pieces after the opera house’s restoration. In concert the German-Hungarian conductor leads the MAV Symphony Orchestra at Budapest’s Újpest City Hall featuring works by Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály and Franz Lehár.
Shortly after graduating from Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest and the University of Art in Berlin Marsovszky became assistant conductor of Ivan Fischer at the Budapest Festival Orchestra, where he worked closely with artists like Sir András Schiff, Miah Persson, Elisabeth Leonskaja and Ilan Volkov.
The rising conductor is musically devoted to Richard Wagner. In fact he participated in Bernard Haitink’s masterclass and was awarded the Bayreuth-Scholarship by the Richard Wagner Foundation in 2018. Being a member of the Budapest Wagner Society Paul Marsovszky joined rehearsals and performances of the Ring-Cycle and other masterpieces by Wagner conducted by Adam Fischer within the Budapest Wagner Days, which gave him a deep insight in style and interpretation.
Marsovszky took part in several conducting competitions, such as the Deutscher Dirigentenpreis, Donatella Flick – LSO Conducting Competition, International Conducting Competition Rotterdam, Nicolai Malko International Conducting Competition and Maestro Solti International Conducting Competition Budapest and worked closely with the following orchestras: Budapest Festival Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, WDR Sinfonieorchester, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gürzenich Orchester, Danish Radio Orchestra, Sinfonia Rotterdam, Máv Symphony Orchestra, Festival Strings Lucerne and Concerto Budapest among others.
His clear conducting style, his ability, his acquired knowledge of orchestral and operatic works as well as his modest and friendly personality make him an interesting artist.
His Professors were András Ligeti and Ádám Medveczky.