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Etelka Nagy

Teacher in: Flute
Languages of teaching: English, Italian & Hungarian

Hungarian flute player, Etelka Roza Nagy was born in 1988 in Budapest. She started playing the flute at the age of eight. Her first teacher was Maria Herczegh. She participated in both chamber music and solo flute playing competitions throughout her training, winning first prize at the The Bantai Vilmos Flute Competition. At the age of thirteen, she was admitted to the Egressy Beni Conservatory in Budapest, where she studied for four years with professor Gyula Csetenyi. From 2004 she played Budapest’s Vig theater as a chamber musician. During that period she had the opportunity to play in both chamber & symphonic orchestras. In 2005, aged seventeen, she was admitted to the University of Miskolc, in the Bartok Bela Institute of Music. There she studied with Eszter Illes. Here she was selected as soloist to play in concert with the university’s orchestra, conducted by the Chilean conductor, Santiago Meza. Through this she received an invitation to tour as a soloist in Chile with the in-house orchestra of the Andres Bello University. Between 2005 and 2010, years was given the opportunity to play with the Symphonic Orchestra of Eger, and participated in the annual Summer course of Conducting, in Pomaz. In this period she also and became associated with the Presto chamber orchestra. She appeared regularly with the symphonic orchestra of the National Theater of Miskolc, with whom she played operatic works including Madama Butterfy & The Barber of Sevilla.  Since 2006 she has taught students from children to adult, and from 2009 children from 7 to 17 years old in the Music School of Pecel. In 2010 she won first prize in the National Flute Competition for University students (Hungary), the same year graduating as a flute teacher and a chamber music player. Here she learned in depth about teaching methodologies, in both practical and theoretical terms, including the Kodaly and the Kovacs method. In 2011 she started her master studies in the F. A. Bonporti Conservatory, in Trento, Italy, with professor Emilio Galante. She studied modern, and contemporary music for flute. She here had the opportunity to learn electronic music as well. During her years in Italy she participated in several competitions as a soloist, (she won one first and one second prize in the AudiMozart! Competition in Rovereto) and with one of her classmates as a flute duet won prizes in national and international competitions across Italy in Florence, Lamporecchio and Torino). In 2012 and 2013 she attended chamber music courses in Verona with Andrea Dindo. She has participated in masterclasses by flautists including Zoltan Gyongyossy, James Galway, Robert Dick, Leon Berendse, Hansgeorg Schmeiser. She graduated in Italy in 2014 & came to the Netherlands to study at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Thies Roorda. Here her focus has been on contemporary music. Etelka has more than 20 years experience on flute, and enjoys sharing her knowledge with pupils from beginner to advanced, across all ages:

“… I always loved to teach. Sharing the knowledge which I have, and figuring out what can be achieved when we think together about music. As an instrumental teacher I have the chance, and the responsbility to show students how can they let their feelings and thoughts flow through music with a secure technical background. I am very open minded and very interested in people. I try to keep my eyes as open as I can, and listen to people’s stories. I believe that the only way of building a peaceful world is to learn every day from everyone who crosses your road in life, and to achieve happiness without harming others.”