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Etelka Nagy

Onderwijs: Flaut
Talen: Engels, Hongaars & Italiaans

Hungarian flute player, Etelka Roza Nagy was born in 1988 in Budapest. She started playing the flute at 1997, 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 prizes on each occasion; including 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. She continued to enter different competitions, and performed with success. From 2004 she played Budapest’s Vig theater as a chamber musician. During that period she had the first opportunities 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 accompanied by the university’s orchestra, conducted by the Chilean conductor, Santiago Meza. Through this she received an invitation to play on a concert tour as a soloist in Chile with the in-house orchestra of the Andres Bello University. Between 2005 and 2010, years was given had the opportunity to play several times in the Symphonic Orchestra of Eger and participant in the annual Summer course of Conducting, in Pomaz; while also and became associated with the Presto chamber orchestra. She was also a regular player of 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 had private students from children to adults, and in 2009 started to teach flute for 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 what she spent 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, Torino). In 2012 and 2013 she attended a course of chamber music playing in Verona, with Andrea Dindo. She has participated in masterclasses given by several great flutists, including Zoltan Gyongyossy, James Galway, Robert Dick, Leon Berendse, Hansgeorg Schmeiser for example. 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 was on contemporary music. On the plane jouney to NL she met her life partner and in 2015 became a mother. 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.”