János Négyesy



János Négyesy was born in Budapest, Hungary on September 13, 1938 and died on December 20, 2013. He studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music and later at Detmold in Germany. He left Hungary in 1965 and from 1970-74 was concertmaster of the Berlin Radio Orchestra. He lived and worked in Paris, Vienna and New York before joining the UCSD faculty in 1979.

Long an advocate of new music, Professor Négyesy has appeared at major festivals throughout the world and premiered hundreds of new works written specially for him. He has also given master classes worldwide.

In addition to performing, recording and teaching he has written a definitive study of contemporary violin techniques.

Has has received acclaim for his expertise as master of the Mathews' electronic violin. In addition to his interest in new music, was an exponent of the standard violin repertoire.

Computer Paintings

Paintings and montages

Inteview with Georg Hajdu

Videos on VIMEO

Link here: http://music.ucsd.edu/b/Janos+Negyesy