Important concert activities as a soloist with leading German orchestras under the direction of famous conductors (Celibidache, Fricsay, Keilberth, Rosbaud, Wand…) • reputation as a distinguished expert in the classical repertoire, eminent interpreter of the music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Mozart (as a soloist, conductor and interpreter of chamber music)

Première of the Violin Concerto by Alban Berg under Hans Rosbaud (Munich 1946) • German respectively European Première of the Violin Concerto by Arnold Schönberg (1949) • Premières of the Violin Concertos, Sonatas for Violin and Piano and the Sonata for Violin solo by Béla Bartók (Berlin, Frankfort, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart…) • Concerts making part of the Musica Viva series • Performance of Shostakovitch’s Symphony no. 14 for Soprano, Bass and Chamber Orchestra op. 135 during the International Shostakovitch Festival (September 1984 to March 1985) • regular participation as an artist and professor at the Wochen für Neue Musik – Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt

repeatedly member of jury at the Competition of the ARD Munich (for the first time in 1952)

numerous concerts and tours with the Kammerorchester Tibor Varga founded by him

numerous recordings by radio companies, television broadcast stations and recording studios  with first class orchestras (Berliner Philharmoniker, Bamberger Symphoniker, different Radio Symphony Orchestras, Kammerorchester Tibor Varga), including the legendary recording of the Bartók Violin Concerto played by Tibor Varga with the Berlin Philharmony under the baton of Ferenc Fricsay (Deutsche Grammophon)


first tour at the age of 16 • later on numerous recitals and concerts with leading orchestras (Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux, Orchestre National de Lyon) in Paris (Salle Gaveau, Salle Pleyel), Cannes, LyonNice, Sophia Antipolis, Monaco-Monte Carlo etc. • Artistic Director of the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie (1989–92)

regular Master Classes in Paris (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique), Romans, Lyon etc.

artistic and pedagogic Counseler by mission of the French Ministry of EducationCo-founder of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon.

Recordings for broadcasting and television companies, e. g. INA/ARTE : Master Class Tibor Varga


important concert activity • numerous performances as a soloist at the Royal Albert Hall London, including the Proms’ Concerts : Violin Concertos by Berg, Schönberg, Shostakovitch, Tchaikovsky and other works

Concerts with first class orchestras all over the UK : Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester and in Dublin

numerous recordings (radio, discs), among others with the pianists Gerald Moore and Geoffrey Parsons, the BBC-Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra London


first tour in 1935, at the age of 14 years • later on frequent tours all over Italy, from Milan to Messina • numerous performances as a soloist in Milan, Rome, Venice • Soloist with the Orchestras of the Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI, Rome, Turin) and of the Accademia Santa Cecilia Rome • concerts with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi conducted by Tibor Varga

Master Classes, among others in Siena, Accademia Chigiana

radio and television recordings with Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI) in Milan (Recital), Rome (Brahms Violin Concerto, Krenek Violin Concerto, Recital), Turin (Berg Violin Concerto), Venice (Beethoven Violin Concerto, Teatro La Fenice)


grand concert activities • soloist with the Violin Concertos by Bartók, Berg, Schönberg at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam under Pierre Boulez and Ferenc Fricsay • concerts with the Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Residentie Orkest in The Hague, Groningen, Nijmegen, Rotterdam and other towns

concerts with the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest and the Nederlands Philharmonisch Kamerorkest conducted by Tibor Varga


Soloist with the Violin Concerto by Beethoven at the Celebration Concert of Beethoven’s 175th birthday in Vienna (December 1945) • Vienna Première of the Violin Concerto by Alban Berg under Hermann Scherchen in Vienna, Konzerthaus, 1946 • Austrian Première of the Violin Concerto by Igor Strawinsky in Salzburg, Mozarteum, 1953 • various performances of the Bartók Violin Concerto under the baton of Ferenc Fricsay and Josef Krips

Professor at the International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum Salzburg


Recitals and concerts in Lissabon, Estoril, Porto • regular Master Classes at the International Music Courses « Costa do Estoril »

Artistic and pedagogic Counseler on mission of the Portuguese Ministry of Culture, for the reconstruction of orchestras and of musical education


Concerts in Basel, Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux, Zurich and other towns • among others with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under Ernest Ansermet, Heinz Wallberg, Wolfgang Sawallisch • for about 40 years participation of artists, pedagogues, orchestras and ensembles of international renown at the institutions founded by Tibor Varga : Festival Tibor Varga, Académie de Musique and Tibor Varga International Competition for Violin

numerous World Premières and Swiss Premières during the Tibor Varga Festival

numerous radio and television recordings, partly broadcast all over the world • LP and CD production


several big tours through Scandinavia (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Faroe Islands) with first class orchestrasWorld Première of the Violin Concerto by Gösta Nyström (Göteborg 1957) • National Premières of the Violin Concertos and other works by Bartók, Berg, Schönberg (Bergen, Göteborg, Copenhagen, Odense, Oslo, Stockholm) • Performances by Tibor Varga of the Violin Concerto by Nielsen with the Royal Orchestra of Copenhagen on the occasion of Nielsen’s 100th Birthday Celebrations in Copenhagen, in presence of the King of Denmark, as well as at the opening concert of the Bergen Nielsen Festival

Master Classes, also direction of the Scandinavian Seminar of Chamber Music, Oslo

Radio and television recordings


first public appearance at the age of six • first solo role with an orchestra at the age of ten, playing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor op. 64 • numerous performances already during his student’s years, regular invitations by the Hungarian Broadcasting Company1st prize-winner of several national and international competitions, e. g. 1st prize at the „Jenö Hubay“ Jubilee Competition • later on various performances as a soloist and conductor, e. g. playing the Violin Concerto by Bartók at the Budapest Opera-House • Tibor Varga Festival Budapest 2001 under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Hungary, including several concerts directed by Tibor Varga himself and with participation of artists and ensembles of international renown, like Vadim Repin, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Rafael Rosenfeld, Dénes Várjon, Mirijam Contzen, Bach Choir Lausanne, MATAV Symphony Orchestra Budapest, Solti Chamber Orchestra Budapest, Orchestre de l’Académie Tibor Varga

appointed professor at the age of 24 • Master Classes in Budapest (Franz Liszt Academy) and Szeged • Honorary Professor of the University of Budapest respectively of the Franz Liszt Music Academy Budapest (this honour had also been awarded to Leopold Auer, Pablo Casals, Alfred Cortot, Edward Elgar, Emil Gilels, Ottorino Respighi, Jean Sibelius, Richard Strauss, Arturo Toscanini …)

Radio and television recordings, CD production


Master Classes and concerts in Yerevan (Komitas State Conservatory), Kiev, Odessa, St. Petersburg (State Conservatory St. Petersburg), Vilnius, as a conductor of leading orchestras (National Philharmonic Orchestra of Armenia, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Odessa, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Lithuania) • among others performances of Brahms : Symphony no. 1, Mozart : Symphonie “Jupiter“, Schubert : Symphonie no. 5, Stravinsky : Firebird


Concerts and recitals in Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town (Violin Concertos by Bartók, Beethoven, Mozart) • concerts and Master Classes in Boston, Chicago, Fort Worth, Indiana, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Winston-SalemBrahms Violin Concerto in Sao Paolo

Tour through Australia with 43 concerts in 14 weeks, thereof 21 concerts with orchestra, 21 recitals and 1 studio recital • Accompanist at the piano : Geoffrey Parsons Australian Première of the Violin Concerto by Alban Berg (Melbourne) • Bartók Violin Concerto in Sydney • 7 concerts in New-Zealand