Gyoengy Eroedi | Cello
Hungarian-born Gyöngy Erödi appears regularly as cellist/ principal/ continuo player throughout Europe, the British Isles and the United States with ensembles such as I Fagiolini, The English Concert, Gabrieli Consort&Players, Dresdner Barockorchester, Concerto Cologne, L’Arpa Festante Munich, Orchestra Solamente Naturale Bratislava, Ensemble Inegal Prague, Concerto Palatino, Hofkapelle München, American Opera Theater, Les Recreations Paris, the European Union Baroque Orchestra, Moderntimes_1800, Seraphic Fire Miami, Orchestra of New Spain, Dallas Bach Society et al. She is heard on recordings of the Bavarian Radio, the ORF Austria, and on labels such as Challenge Classics, Virgin Classics, OHMS Classics and Raumklang. She has performed in concert halls of both continents including Carnegie Hall New York, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein Vienna, Salle Gaveau Paris, Waldstein Palace Prague, Grande Auditorio Lisboa, Spitalfields London, Alte Oper Frankfurt and the National Gallery Washington DC, among others.
Gyongy won several prizes on competitions, a. o. for the best continuo playing and chamber music at the Telemann International Competition Magdeburg, the York Early Music Festival, 1st prize at the International Graun Competition, and 2nd prize on the prestigious Musica Antiqua Vlaanderen International Competition in Bruges. She is founding member of many chamber music ensembles, playing repertoire ranging from the sixteenth- until the nineteenth-century. Among these is the Harmony of Nations Baroque Orchestra, which first CD release in 2008 (under the artistic direction master oboist Alfredo Bernardini) received much praise in the press.
A versatile musician, Gyongy was trained in choir conducting, music theory and piano at the acclaimed Ferenc Liszt Conservatory in Budapest and moved to Germany to study modern violoncello with Annemarie Spengler, baroque cello with Jaap ter Linden and harpsichord with Glen Wilson at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg. In 2005, she moved to the USA, to attain a double master degree in cello performance and musicology. She also plays the viol and her thesis introduces the sixteenth-century bass violin, the direct ancestor of the violoncello.
She gives workshops and master classes on performance practice, continuo playing and the history of the basse de violon at venues such as Innsbruck Summer Early Music Festival, the International Masterclasses for Early Music in Gmunden Austria, and institutions such as the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music in London. Between 2005 and 2010, Gyongy has held an Adjunct Faculty position at University of North Texas as an instructor for baroque violoncello with collegues such as Richard Croft and Jennifer Lane. Since 2010 she lives in Germany.