Péter Szervánszky

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Péter Szervánszky (24 September 1913, Kispest – 27 March 1985, Budapest[1]) was a Hungarian violinist.

On 5 January 1944, Péter gave the first performance in Hungary of Béla Bartók's 2nd violin concerto, in which he played the tutti ending of the concerto.[2] Bartók had already left Hungary for the United States and left the score with the eminent musicologist Bence Szabolcsi. Péter performed the work with the Székesfövarosi Orchestra, conducted by János Ferencsik.

Péter is the brother of the artist Jenő Szervánszky and the composer Endre Szervánszky, and uncle of the pianist Valéria Szervánszky.


  1. ^ Császtvay Tünde; Gazda István; Sisa József; Sisa József; Sisa JózsefUjváry Gábor (2013). Nemzeti évfordulóink 2013. Balassi Intézet. pp. 56–57.
  2. ^ Somfai, László (7 May 1996). Bela Bartok: Composition, Concepts, and Autograph Sources (Ernest Bloch Lectures). University of California Press. p. 196. ISBN 0520084853.