About the Competition
András Csáki was born in 1981 in Budapest, Hungary, where he currently resides. He began to play the guitar when he was 11 years old. He is a full-time student in classical guitar at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, under composer-guitarist József Eötvös. He studied in Györ with guitarist Ede Roth and, in 2000, he finished at the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music, where his teacher was Sándor Szilvágyi.
In 2005, Csáki won the international guitar competition in Vienna, the "Forum Gitarre." That year at Beograd, Serbia-Montenegro, he took first prize in the XXXV International Jeunesses Musicales Competition. In 2004, he won the Jan Edmund Jurkowski International Guitar Competition in Tychy, Poland. That same year, he won the John Duarte International Guitar Competition in Rust, Austria. Csáki garnered first prize at both the XXVI Dr. Luis Sigall Musical Contest in Vina del Mar, Chile, and at the IV Anna Amalia Jugend Gitarrenwettbewerb in Weimar, Germany, in 1999.
Csáki has been invited to and has performed at many concert halls and festivals throughout Europe: Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, France, England, Germany, Greece, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. He has also performed in the U.S. in Dallas and Miami, and in South America in Chile.