Nemeth Zsombor

Department: Bartók Archives
Degree, position: Junior Research Fellow
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Zsombor Németh was born in 1990 in Pécs. Between 2008 and 2013 he completed his bachelor and master studies in musicology at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. In 2014, he completed the 120-credit MA in Teacher Education. Since 2015, he has been working on his PHD thesis at the Doctoral School of Musicology of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, his topic is "The "kuruc" works of Ferenc Farkas" (supervisor: Tibor Tallián). In addition to Béla Bartók's oeuvre, his other research interests include the musical life of Hungary in the 20th century, Western European music of the 17th and 18th centuries and its reception in the 19th and 20th centuries, and musical notation.

In parallel with his studies in musicology, he obtained a diploma as a violin teacher in 2014 (class of Mária Zs. Szabó). Since 2015 he has been studying at the Department of Early Music of the Private University of Music and Art of the City of Vienna (class of Ulli Engel) where in 2019 he obtained a master's degree in performing arts.

He was a scholarship student at the Early Music Days in Sopron (2010, 2011), the Internationale Sommerakademie at the Düsseldorf-Benrath Castle (2011-2013) and the BW Ensemble-Akademie in Freiburg (2010). In the 2012/2013 academic year he was awarded the Scholarship of the Republic of Hungary. In 2011 he was a prize-winner of the Critics' Competition and in 2015 of the 4th La Stravaganza Baroque Music Contest in Cluj-Napoca.

Since 2012 he has been working under contract at the Institute of Musicology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (20th-21st Century Hungarian Music Archive and Research Group, Bartók Archive), since September 2017 he has been a researcher at the Bartók Archive (from 2017 to 2021 as a young researcher). He publishes papers and regularly gives lectures at conferences on musicological subjects. His educational writings appear in the publications of MüPa (Pakace of Arts, Budapest) and the Concert Centre of the Ferenc Liszt Academy. Between 2016 and 2018, he was a lecturer at the György Kroó School of Music and Fine Arts. He is also active as an instrumental performer on period instruments and has been the artistic director of Simplicissimus Ensemble since its foundation in 2012.