Ferenc Cseszko, D.M.A.
Associate Professor of Violin and Viola, University Symphony Director
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015
- D.M.A., Violin Performance, University of Wisconsin, 2000
- M.Mus., Violin Performance, Southern Illinois University, 1997
- Artist and Teaching Diploma, Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary, 1992
Ferenc Cseszkó is an associate professor of violin/viola and director of the Orchestra Program at the Lionel Hampton School of Music of University of Idaho, as well as concertmaster of the Washington Idaho Symphony Orchestra. His previous teaching positions include the Universidad Juan N. Corpas (Bogotá, Colombia), Fort Hays State University (Kansas) and Beloit College (Wisconsin).
Born in Yugoslavia to Hungarian parents, Cseszkó received an artist/teaching dfrom the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary, a Master of Music from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
As a soloist or chamber musician, Cseszkó performed recitals in Austria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Serbia, Switzerland, the United States, Canada, Mexico and Colombia. His teachers included Tyrone Greive, János Pallagi, Sándor Devich, Peter Lissauer and Eszter Perényi (violin and chamber music) and David E. Becker (orchestral conducting). In addition, Cseszkó performed in master classes given by Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Sidney Harth, Michael Tree, Lóránd Fenyves, György Pauk, Elmar Oliviera and Endre Wolf.
As an orchestra musician, Cseszkó performed with the Spokane Symphony and Walla Walla Symphony in Washington, Wichita Grand Opera (Kansas), Madison Symphony (Wisconson), Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Illinois Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, as well as the Dohnányi Symphony Orchestra (Budapest, Hungary).
As an orchestra conductor and clinician, Cseszkó frequently leads festival, university and other orchestras in the U.S. and abroad. Most recently, he guest conducted the National Chiayi University Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), the Orquesta Sinfonica de la Universidad Juan N. Corpas (Colombia) and the Washington-Idaho Symphony Orchestra on subscription concerts.
Cseszkó resides in Clarkston Heights, Washington, with his wife, Marcella, and their two children.
- University Orchestra