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Internationally renowned, awarded with the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary, and with the Hungarian Music Awards.
You can play anything on a flute – says Eszter,
who is often called the Queen of Flute.
During her career she worked with such
world-famous musicans like Al Di Meola and
The audience and the critics also applaud
her exciting and fresh take on cross-genre
music, her exceptional musicanship, and her
charming and moving performances.
Beside the classical standards, she is
constantly working on an ever-widening
cross-genre repertoire. The virtuoso flutist
can confidently use the language of
classical, jazz, and latin music. Her intention
is to establish the flute as a modern solo
instrument by writing new flute music.
She creates arrangements from the works
of the greatest composers like Vivaldi, Bach,
Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Bernstein or Gershwin.
Eszter’s carismatic and compelling
personality combined with her outstanding
musicanship inspires new and better concert
works from year to year, and this makes her
one of the most sought-after solo musicans
in the world.
Since 2000 she constantly tours with various
shows, and in a year usually has about 100
concerts in Hungary and abroad: from Rome to
Ljubljana, across Mexico and Mauritius.
In 2003 her special adaptation of Bizet’s Carmen
was premiered in front of 10.000 people in
the Budapest Sport Arena. The Show brought
international recognition for Eszter.
In the past 15 years she has recorded 26 CDs, 2
DVDs and published an autobiography. Six of
her concerts were broadcasted nationwide on
the Hungarian National TV Network.
Arts had a big influence on Eszter’s life since
her childhood. Her mother, the writer Júlia
Levendel, and her father, the poet Béla Horgas
made music a part of her life.
Eszter finished her studies in 1992 at Franz
Liszt Academy of Music, and was immediately
appointed as the head of woodwind faculty at
the Leo Weiner Conservatory.
At the Liszt Academy she learned under Lóránt
Kovács and Erika Sebők. She learnt chamber
music under prof. György Kurtág and prof.
At the age of 20 Eszter was granted scholarship
for András Adorján’s flute course in Switzerland,
and later attended a master course of Jean-
She performs in concerts across Europe since
she turned 20. As a soloist she has played
with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, the
Budapest String Orchestra, the Amadinda
Percussion Band, the Bartók String Quartet
and the MÁV Symphony Orchestra.
In the past years she played with Maurce André,
Jean-Pierre Rampal, Mstislav Rostropovich,
Zoltán Kocsis, Miklós Perényi, János Rolla,
Ervin Lukács, György Konrád, and György