András Czifra was born in Budapest, Hungary and comes from a family of musicians. His father and grandfather were also violinists and both had leading positions in Budapest orchestras.
He started his violin study in his hometown and continued later with the Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux, obtaining the “Premier Prix” at the Conservatoire Royal of Brussels.
After this period he was accepted at Indiana University (Bloomington , USA) as a student of Rostislav Dubinsky, founding member and first violinist of the Borodin Quartet.
András Czifra’s represents and integrates both the Franco-Belgian and Russian violin schools in his playing and teaching.
As a member of the ANCOR DUO he performed countless concerts offering almost the entire sonata repertoire for violin and piano and as a member of the OPHIR TRIO he performed many piano trios and recorded CDs.
In addition Czifra is much in demand with other chamber music formations and has collaborated in concerts and recordings with renown musicians such as Rostislav Dubinsky, Luba Edlina, Yuli Turowsky and Jean Jaques Kantorow.
Since 1995 Czifra has also been active as a conductor, after having followed a study with the renowned French conductor, Roberto Benzi.
Besides in The Netherlands, he has conducted performances abroad in France, Spain and Hungary.
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