Ede Zathureczky

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Ede Zathureczky
ZATHURECKY Ede (1924).jpg
Ede Zathureczky, a family collection young portrait (1924)
Background information
Birth nameEde Zathureczky
Born(1903-08-24)August 24, 1903
Spišská Nová Ves or Igló, Hungary (now Slovakia)
DiedMay 31, 1959(1959-05-31) (aged 55)
Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Occupation(s)Violinist, pedagogue
Years active1920-1959

Ede Zathureczky (Spišská Nová Ves, 24 August 1903 – Bloomington, 31 May 1959) was a Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Ede Zathureczky was born in Spišská Nová Ves, now in Slovakia (Igló in Hungarian).[2] His teacher was the exceptional Jenő Hubay.[3] In 1920 he started playing concerts in Austria, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, Bohemia, Poland, Scandinavian countries and many cities around the world.

In 1929 he became Hubay's assistant [4] and later the Music Director at the Liszt Academy in Budapest.[5] It is here that he performed frequently with his colleague, pianist Bela Nagy.

The final few years of his life he taught at Indiana University, where both Nagy and Menahem Pressler were also on the faculty.

Ede Zathurecky played a concert with Béla Bartók [6] at the hall of the Korona Hotel in Nyíregyháza on January 10, 1934. From 1943 to 1957 he was the director of the Budapest Music Academy.


Zathurecky did not leave any commercial recordings; however, tapes of duets with Ernő Dohnányi made in the older Hungarian's Tallahassee home in the late 1950s just before Zathurecky's sudden death have been issued on CD, consisting of Mozart's K.304, Beethoven's Op 30 No 3, Op 24 and Kreutzer, Op 47, along with Schumann's second sonata.[7]


  1. ^ Ede Zathureczky, Liszt Academy Budapest
  2. ^ Ede Zathureczky, grave memorial
  3. ^ "Il violino nella storia: maestri, tecniche, scuole" (pg. 301) by Enzo Porta
  4. ^ “La scuola ungherese del violino” Mostra su Jenö Hubay e i suoi celebri allievi Archived 2004-12-24 at the Wayback Machine by G. La Villa (2003)
  5. ^ Three Questions for Sixty-five Composers: György Kurtág (pg.138), by Bálint András Varga
  6. ^ Bartók's Chamber Music (pg.289) by János Kárpáti
  7. ^ Potter T. Rarissima - Two Hungarian giants at home in Florida. Classical Recordings Quarterly, Summer 2014, No 77, p4 (referring to Dis mono PCCD20185/86).

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