CLARINET FESTIVAL AND COMPETITION
People’s Artist of Russian Federation I.P. Mozgovenko
Istvan Varga is one of the most renowned and respected clarinettists of the day. He graduated from the Ferencz Liszt Academy of Music in 1981 and the post graduate studies at the St Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in 1983.
He was awarded a special prize at the 1986 Prague Spring Competition. He is a laureate and diploma winner of many international competitions among them the Markneukirchen competition (Germany) and the Concertino Prague (the Czech Republic).
In 1978-2010 he served as principal clarinet for the Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra.
He has given masterclasses in Japan, New Zealand, Russia and Serbia. Since 1985 he has been a teaching-professor of the Ferencz Liszt Academy of Music. He has been awarded many honorary distinctions for his service to music.