András Derecskei is an exceptionally colourful musician, whose superb technique is combined with an understanding of the deepest layers of music – in all areas. He studied violin, composition and conducting at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, and received his doctorate from the University of Arizona in the USA.
Since 2003, he has played regularly in Hungary’s leading orchestras, as an orchestral musician, where he has worked with artists such as Sir Neville Marriner, Riccardo Muti, Valery Gergiev, Kobayashi Ken-Ichiro, Adam Fischer, Domonkos Héja, Gergely Kesselyák. Between 2015-2018, he was Assistant Conductor of the Arizona Symphony Orchestra in the USA, where he also received his academic degree, and for two years he was Resident Assistant Conductor of Opera in the Ozarks.
As both a violinist and conductor, he has premiered many works of contemporary music. Among the numerous musical awards and prizes he won emerges the 3rd Prize at the Janáček International String Quartet Competition (Czech Republic) in 2006, 6th Prize at the 2015 International Crossover Competition (Germany) and the Special Prize at the 3rd Antal Doráti International Conducting Competition (Hungary) in 2021.
His compositions are a regular feature of the Hungarian contemporary music scene, and his work as a composer is also becoming more and more internationally known, with his works being performed at prestigious music festivals and forums in already more than 20 countries around the world.