St. Gellert Festival
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Born in 1938 in Szeged, Hungary

Academic degree, university position: professor emeritus, rector's consultant

Department: Chamber music
Subjects: Chamber music, string quartet
Béla Bartók Secondary Grammar and Technical School of Music, Budapest, Hungary – cello, teacher: Sándor Sebestyén
1957-1962: The Liszt Academy of Music – cello, teacher: Antal Friss
1963: Accademia de Santa Cecilia, Rome - Enrico Mainardi

Teaching activity:
Teacher at the Liszt Academy of Music since 1985, rector's consultant since 2005

Guest lecturer, master courses:
1985-1990 Music Camp in Pécs – Master courses in chamber music
1986: Weikersheim, Germany
1991: Blonay (organized by the Hindemith Foundation)
1996: Estoril, Portugal

Major concerts:
1985-1991: Soloist of the Hungarian National Philharmonic

Since 1971, as member of the Kodály String Quartet: concerts on a regular basis in Hungary, almost every European country, South America, USA, Australia, Japan, China, South Korea

Besancon, Bath, Estoril, Prague, Warsaw, Babylon, Como, Chamonix, Amiens, Devon, etc.
Hossam Mahmoud

1961-1975: Hungarian State Opera House, member of the orchestra, principal (1975-1985)
1966-1997: Kodály String Quartet (at the formation called Sebestyén String Quartet, changed its name to Kodály String Quartet in 1970)

Records: Every string quartet by Haydn; string quartets by Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, Kodály and Dohnányi; piano quintets by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Bartók (collaborator: Jenő Jandó); clarinet quintets by Mozart, Weber and Brahms (collaborator: Béla Kovács); works of contemporary Hungarian composers

Awards and decorations:
1970: Ferenc Liszt-Prize
1990: Artist of Merit of the Hungarian Republic
1994: The Award for Best Recording, London
1996: Bartók-Pásztory Prize