Teo recently turned 11, but he is already a laureate of dozen of major international music competitions. In his 8 years of age and debut appearance, he won the second prize at the 17th International Competition of Young Violinists „Nutcracker“ in Moscow in 2016. In September 2018 Teo has been awarded Grand Prix at the XIV. International Competition of Young Violinists in Honour of Karol Lipinski and Henryk Wieniawski in Lublin, Poland in the junior category (under age 17).
His musical maturity, unique sound and passionate interpretation were recognized in number of big stage solo performances with world’s finest orchestras, including Budapest Festival Orchestra conducted by Ivan Fischer, Moscow Academic Orchestra conducted by Ayyub Guliyev, or Hungarian Radio Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Adam Medveczky.
As a soloist Teo was invited to perform with orchestra at festivals in several occasions. In 2019, he performed at the Musical Olympus Festival with St Petersburg State Academic Capella (conducted by Alexander Chernushenko) or at the closing gala concert of Interlaken Classics Festival with Zakhar Bron Festival Orchestra. Besides multiple recitals and appearances around Europe, Teo was also invited to perform as a soloist at multiple big stages as for instance in Rudolfinum in Prague, Philharmonic Hall Brno, Berliner Dome, Vigadó Concert Hall, Franz Liszt Music Academy and Mupa in Budapest, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Kursaal in Interlaken, St Petersburg State Capella Hall, Lincoln Center in New York, as well as in the main concert halls in Slovakia. His engagements also include a vivid cooperation with Sinfonietta Zilina and conductor Leoš Svarovský.
Little virtuoso and his achievements
Teo has participated in number of masterclasses with world renowned professors and virtuosos and always attracted their attention by his approach, energy and passion for music and its interpretation. Despite his age, Teo has already performed solo with orchestras in Russia, Switzerland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.Among them, he played with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, following an invitation and conducted by Ivan Fisher, as well as with the Philharmonic Orchestra Brno, conducted by Marian Lejava, Slovak Sinfonietta, conducted by Oliver Dohnanyi or with the Hungarian Radio Symphonic Orchestra, directed by Adam Medveczky, and West Bohemian Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Martin Peschik.
Selection of the repertoire
Max Bruch: Violin Concerto no.1 in g minor, op.26
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto no.3 in G major, (KV216)
Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in e minor, op.64
Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in d minor, MWV O 3
Henryk Wieniawski: Violin Concerto no.2 in d minor, op.22
Jules Massenet: Meditation from Thaïs
Nicolo Paganini: Cantabile op.17 (MS 109)
Henryk Wieniawski: Scherzo Tarantelle, op.16
Pablo de Sarasate: Introduction et Tarantelle, op. 43
Pablo de Sarasate: Ziegeunerweisen, op. 20
Piotr Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op.42/3 Melodie
Francesco Geminiani: Violin Sonata in B flat major, (H106)
Franz Schubert: Violin Sonata no.1 in D major, op.137 (D384)