Ferenc Bernáth

Bernáth FerencBirth: 1981, Subcarpathia (Ukraine)

Educated subject: Guitar

1987 – Csap Music School, piano
1990 – Csap Music School, guitar
1996-2000 – Ungvari Art Secondary School, Ferenc Szmericsko
2001-2007 – Harkovi National I. Kotlyarevsky University of Art and Design (Music Academy), guitarist and guitar teacher

Educational activities:
2007 – Budapest Egressy Béni Music School and Music School, Guitar teacher
2012 – Budapest Egressy Béni Music School and Music School, Head of the Department
2012 – Vienna Conservatory of Budapest Guitar Teaching
Between 2008 and 2017, his students gained 41 podium positions in international and Hungarian guitar competitions, music festivals
2014 – Founder and artistic director of the “Guitarist Days of Venice” international guitar festival where he holds masterclasses and concerts for guitarists.

Master classes:
Eötvös József (HU)
Roth Ede (Hu)
Leo Brouwer (Cuba)
Aniello Desiderio (Italy)
Vlagyimir Docenko (Ukraine)
Szergej Kordenko (Russia)
Ichiro Suzuki (Japan)
Piotr Zaleski (Poland)
He regularly performs on classical guitar solo and in duo with guitar, flute, violin, piano or vocal, as well as symphony orchestra soloists. His extensive repertoire speaks in addition to classical music, jazz, latin, flamenco and folk music. He is a regular guest artist and prize winner of International Festivals. He has contributed several CDs, DVDs, Hungarian and foreign radio and TV recordings.
He also performed several guitar competitions with symphony orchestras. His name is eg. Leo Brouwer Concerto No. 3. “Elegiaco” for guitar and orchesra is the premiere of Hungary in the Danube Palace; The premiere of D. Malyj’s guitar competition with the Kharkiv Symphonies; Rodrigo: “Concierto de Aranjuez” premiere in Transcarpathia; his own “Hungarian Fantasy” (Concerto for guitar and orchestra “Hungarian”) for guitar and symphony orchestra etc.

Memberships in the Orchestra:
2015 – The world’s largest guitar band, the founding member and band leader of PALLADIO ORCHESTRA
2009 – “Double Paraphrase” guitar duos
2011 – Founder and band leader of “Guitar Magic” concert show

2005 – “Feelings and Moods”
2009 – “Lyrical melodies”
2011 – “Guitar Magic”
2012 – “Double Paraphrase”
2012 – “Children’s Games”

Major Actions:
Ukraine, Kyev International Guitar Festival
Balatonfüred International Guitar Festival
Szeged International Guitar Festival
Miskolc, International Opera Festival
Harkov International Guitar Festival
Lemberg “Contrasts” contemporary music festival
Ungvár “Music Without Borders” International Festival
Ungvár “Musical Star of Subcarpathia” is a classical and contemporary international festival
Ungvár “Papp Jazz” International Festival in the Crimean Autonomous Republic of the Classical Guitar Concert Series
Furthermore: Austria, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, Ukraine.
In Hungary: Budapest Vigadó, Palace of the Danube, László Papp Sportarena, Nádor Hall, Museum of Fine Arts, etc; Szentbazilika Esztergom, Castle Theater; Széchenyi Castle of Nagycenki; Székesfehérvár, Szeged, Veszprém, Komárom, Miskolc, Nyíregyháza, Nyírbátor, Debrecen, Békéscsaba, Záhony, Esztergom, Salgótarján, Keszthely, Sopron etc.

2017 – Honorary Member of the National Music Association of the Ukrainian Association of Guitarists
2016 – David Arts’s Creative Prize
2014 – His great work in relations between the Hungarian and Ukrainian nations has been marked by the Taras Shevchenko memorial medal issued by the Ukrainian World Congress
2012 – Artisjus Music Foundation Award
2008 – Guinness Recorder (Balatonfüred National Guitar Festival)
2007 – Guinness Recorder (Balatonfüred National Guitar Festival)