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Balázs Dolfin


Born into a family of musicians, Balázs Dolfin started the cello at the age of 4. Within a few years he won two national and chamber music competitions in his native, Hungary. In 2010, at the age of 12, he was accepted for the Department for Exceptionally Gifted Students at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and began his studies with Prof. László Mező. In the following years he won numerous awards and first prizes at international competitions in Austria, Italy and Croatia. In 2016 he was supported by the Bank of China Scholarship and multiple times by the Annie Fischer Scholarship of the Hungarian Government. In 2018/19 he had the opportunity to study in Germany with Prof. Gustav Rivinius. He received his Master's Diploma under Prof. Wen-Sinn Yang at the
University for Music and Performing Arts in Munich.

Balázs has given numerous recitals across Europe: in Paris, London, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands, as well as appeared in many renowned Hungarian concert halls such as the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy, the Palace of Arts, the Marble Hall of the Hungarian Radio, and the Béla Bartók Memorial House, among others. In 2017 he was awarded the Junior Príma Award, the most prestigious award for Hungarian artists.

In 2021 he won first prize at the “Virtuoso & Belcanto” competition and was invited to perform several concerts in Italy the following year. For the 2022 season he joined the cello section of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and in the same year participated in the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. In 2023 January he won 2nd prize at Leó Weiner Chamber music Competition as well as the Special Prize for the best Weiner interpretation.

In 2022-23, Balázs was one of the selected students at the University for Music and Performing Arts Munich to attend in the highest soloist degree in Europe, called “Meisterklasse Zertifikatstudium” with Prof. Wen-Sinn from which he has recently graduated with distinction. He performs regularly throughout Europe with his cello and piano duo, the “Dolfin-Lin Duo”, which he founded in 2022 with his chamber music partner, Tony Chen Lin. The duo's most recent successful concert was in Brussels (Liszt Institute Brussels), which was also their debut concert in Belgium.

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