The Hungarian violinist begins teaching at the London school from January 2016


London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama has appointed András Keller as professor of violin from January 2016.

A former leader of the Budapest Festival Orchestra and founder of the Keller Quartet, the Hungarian violinist served as head of the Chamber Music Department at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music from 2012-2015. He also teaches annually at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and is a regular guest of Yale University’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and the International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove.

‘I'm extremely pleased to join Guildhall, where I will do my best to build up a great violin class,’ said Keller. ‘In the past few years, I've met several exceptional young artists from Guildhall, and besides their great technical ability, I find all of them have great musical sense, commitment, interest, and understanding. So I said to myself, this could be 'my school'! I can't wait to pass on to them what I have learned from my great masters, Sándor Végh, György Kurtág and Ferenc Rados.’

Photo: Adam Urban