Eva D. Szekely

Eva D. Szekely
Professor, Violin
String Area Coordinator
Catherine P. Middlebush Chair in Fine Arts (2000-2005)
Director of International Programs
MS, The Juilliard School
264 Fine Arts Building

As soloist and chamber musician, violinist Eva Szekely has concertized extensively throughout North America, Europe and South America. She has appeared in such cities as Boston, Milwaukee, Chicago, Prague, New York, St. Louis as well as on concert series in France, Austria and the Netherlands.

In Brazil, she has been guest artist at the highly acclaimed International Music Festival of Para, the Londrina Music Festival and the SESC International Music Festival in Pelotas, and has presented concerts and master classes in all of that country’s major musical centers. She was the first recipient of the Governor’s Medal of Honor in the Arts in Brazil in 1999 and is the most recent winner of MU’s distinguished International Engagement Award.

Ms. Szekely has premiered works written and dedicated to her by distinguished contemporary composers including among others James Willey, Chester Biscardi, Erich Leitner, Andrew List and Roberto Escobar. She has been heard on national and international radio and television broadcasts and has recorded for CRI, New World and Albany Records.

Ms. Szekely’s students have been winners of numerous competitions and have distinguished themselves both as performers and teachers at home and abroad. Ms. Szekely holds degrees in violin performance from the Juilliard School, where she was a student of Ivan Galamian. She studied chamber music with Franco Gulli, Zoltan Szekely, Felix Galimir as well as members of the Juilliard and Hungarian String Quartets.

A visiting guest artist at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Eva Szekely was honored with the University of Missouri’s Middlebush Chair in Fine Arts and was named Artist Teacher of the Year by the Missouri American String Teachers Association. She is Professor of Violin, 1st violinist of the Esterhazy Quartet, and head of the string area at the University of Missouri School of Music.