Susie Mészáros is a member of the world renowned Chilingirian Quartet. After her studies at the Yehudi Menuhin School, she was appointed Principal Viola with the Camerata Salzburg and was a regular chamber music partner of her teacher, the great Hungarian violinist Sándor Végh. She made her Wigmore Hall debut as a duo with Yehudi Menuhin in 1977 and performed with Vladimir Spivakov and Arthur Grumiaux.
At 17 she won the Gold Medal at the Royal Over-Seas League competition and was a string finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year and played with many leading chamber ensembles including the Nash Ensemble. Susie was leader of the Fitzwilliam Quartet, Prometheus Ensemble and concert master of Kent Opera and regularly performed recitals on Radio 3 on both violin and viola. Susie has appeared as soloist with the BBC Symphony, BBC Concert and BBC Welsh orchestras.
A sought after teacher, Susie taught at the Yehudi Menuhin and Purcell Schools and currently teaches at the Royal Northern College of Music and Royal College of Music teaching violin, viola
and chamber music.
Susie has performed as a guest principal with orchestras such as the Philharmonia, Britten Sinfonia, London Mozart Players and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and is regularly invited to sit on juries including the Trondheim and Bordeaux International Quartet competitions, the Royal Overseas League competition and the ‘Help Musicians’ awards.
She plays on a viola by Jacob Fendt.
The course is for young musicians aged 12-18 during the time of the course, and at least grade 6 standard.
The students will enjoy fantastic facilities and accommodation, where all aspects of their musical and social development are nurtured by our passionate staff. You can find out more in the following sections: