Ferenc Cseszkó is currently Associate Professor of Violin/Viola, and Director of the Orchestra Program at the Lionel Hampton School of Music of University of Idaho. 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, Dr. Cseszkó received an Artist/Teaching Diploma from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary, a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance (minor in Instrumental Conducting) 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, Dr. Cseszkó participated in masterclasses given by Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Sidney Harth, Michael Tree, Lóránd Fenyves, György Pauk, Elmar Oliviera and Endre Wolf.
As an orchestra musician, Ferenc Cseszko performed with the Dohnányi Symphony Orchestra (Budapest, Hungary), Wichita Grand Opera (KS), Madison Symphony (WI), Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Illinois Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, Spokane Symphony (WA), Walla Walla Symphony (WA), Washington-Idaho Symphony (WA), and the Hays Symphony Orchestra (KS).
As an orchestra conductor and clinician, Dr. 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.
Currently Ferenc Cseszkó resides in Moscow, Idaho, with his wife, Marcella, also a violinist, and their daughters, Camilla and Marianna.