Balazs Renczes

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Cello

Location: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Balazs Renczes was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1994. He has started to play the cello when he turned 5 years old. He has studied for 5 years with György Déri PhD, from the age of 14 at the Preparatory Course of the Exceptionally Talented Students of the Liszt Academy of Music, then with Robert Irvine at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for 4 years. He also performed a number Cello Concertos with several professional orchestras. He has participated on several national and international competitions and won several prizes (the latests are: International Cello Competition Agimus for Premio Citta di Padova: 1st Prize, RCS Classical Concerto Competition: 1st Prize, Suggia Award by Help Musicians UK). At the age of 21, he was offered a trial for Principal Cello of Scottish Opera. He also won the Scottish Ensemble Young Artist Scheme, through that he had the chance to perform in several venues throughout the UK including the Wigmore Hall in London. He has also performed to His Royal Highness, the Duke of Rothesay on multiple occasions. In Feburary 2018, he was awarded a trial for Principal Cello No. 2 in the BBC Concert Orchestra.