Biography

Laura Varga was born in Szeged, Hungary. She started her musical education there but received her graduate in flute performing artist and teacher at the Branch of the Liszt Music Academy at University of Debrecen, as a student of István Matuz in 2000. During the years of her education she earned numerous national awards an prizes and also earned First Prize at the International Flute Compeition at Timisoara in 1998.

She started her professional musical career with the Salieri Chamber Orchestra and then continued with the Orchestra of the Szeged National Theater under the guidance of conductor Tamás Pál. With this orchestra she played in many of Europe's famous Theatres, Ball Rooms and made numerous CD records as well.

In 2000 after a successful audition she became Principal Flutist of China Philharmonic Orchestra. During the two years she had been playing with this Orchestra she had played not only in many places in China (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shengzhen), but in many concert halls from the United States to Taiwan with well known and excellent artists like Placido Domingo, Klaus Weise, Yu Long, Donald Portnoy, Krisztof Pendereczky), thus gained herself valuable experience on international level. They have also made a cd with Deutsche Grammophone and numerous tv recordings with CCTV.

In 2002 Ms. Varga was invited to return to her home town to teach at the Faculty of Music of University of Szeged, Hungary. She was appointed docent in 2007 and now she is the head of woodwind department.

She earned her degree Doctor of Liberal Arts at the Docotoral School of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, in 2007.

In 2008 Laura Varga received Artisjus Prize for the high level interpretation of contemporary music.

She very often gives solo concerts but also plays with different chamber music formations. In her wide repertoire you can find pieces from baroque to contemporary music. Among the numerous events she attends every year she plays at the Spring Festival and Autumn Cultural Festival of University of Szeged, at the István Vántus Contemporary Music Festival, at the Summer Music Academy, and at the Alma Mater Classic Concerts. Her performances are all sold out events, moreover the local Art TV is often broadcasting her performances.

In 2014 together with Lívia Vizsolyi Bassoonist and György Klebniczki Pianist she formed the Trio called Szeged Classic Trio and recorded their first album as the result of their wide repertoire and long list of live performances. Since then thay have also partecipated in the recording of the album of composer György Klebniczky (Lavender, 2016).

Also in year 2014 she earned the Prize of Szeged Town as a Performing Artist, and the Acknowledgement of the Rector of the University of Szeged.

In 2017 she reveived Kölcsey Prize on the Day of Hungarian Culture.

She is a dedicated teacher. All her students graduated from the University of Szeged have find they musical career. Her latest master courses were held at the Conservatory of Bolzano, Italy, in April 2015 and then in November in Oradea, Romania.

In February 2017 she hold masterclass in the College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York and also played Hidas Concerto with their wind prchestra.

She returned for her 11th season teaching at the Summer Music Academy at Szeged, Hungary.