Ferenc Cseszko

Ferenc C.

Las Vegas, NV
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Ferenc delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6 to 85

Teaching since:
1997

Music has been my greatest passion all my life, and teaching it is so rewarding!

I have played violin since I was eight years old, continued my music education in a special music high school, and eventually earned all my college degrees in violin performance (an Artist Diploma (5 yrs.) from the Franz Liszt Academy (conservatory) of Music in Budapest, Hungary, a Master's Degree from SIU-Carbondale, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison). I've been teaching for 21 years, of which 18 years also as a full-time university professor. Besides teaching, I've been active as a chamber musician (mainly piano trio and string quartet) as well as in orchestral playing (with more than a dozen professional orchestras, including the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Spokane Symphony).

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Experience

Musician
Oct 2018 - Present
Las Vegas Philharmonic

Associate Professor of Violin/Viola
Aug 2003 - May 2018
University of Idaho

Assistant Professor of Violin/Viola
Aug 2000 - May 2003
Fort Hays State University

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts in Violin Performance
Aug 1997 - May 2000
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Master's Degree in Violin Performance
Aug 1994 - May 1997
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Artist Diploma in Violin Performance
Sep 1987 - Jun 1992
Franz Liszt Academy of Music (Budapest, Hungary)

Languages

English and Hungarian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Winner, Concerto/Aria Competition
May 1999
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Winner, Concerto/Aria Competition
Oct 1995
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians
Sep 2007

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Photos & Videos

As a Concertmaster.

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With Angelo Xiang Yu.

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At Western Illinois University.

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At Universidad Juan N. Corpas, Bogota, Colombia

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With Daniel Bukvich, composer.
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13 Reviews

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Amandine Aug 12, 2018
Violin · In studio

I am very happy to have found Ferenc. He is very nice, friendly and helpful. He really helped me with my goals. I really recommend.

Amy Aug 6, 2018
Violin · In studio

I highly recommend Ferenc to anyone looking for a violin instructor in the Las Vegas area. I'm an adult beginner who has always wanted to learn the violin. I spent quite a while looking into teachers before I decided on Ferenc and I'm very happy with my choice. He's a very good teacher. I leave each lesson playing (at least a little) better than I did when I walked in. Ferenc knows his craft and he's very good at pointing out both your strengths and areas that could use improvement. He always gives me concrete things I can work on in between lessons and they help a lot. His instruction has been invaluable and I'm certain I wouldn't be progressing at the same rate if I had tried to learn on my own or even with a less skilled teacher. I look forward to continuing to work on my skills with his help.

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Brian May 4, 2018
Violin · In home

We have three kids taking lessons (two violin and one cello), one of which transferred from another teacher. The transition from the other teacher to Ferenc was extremely smooth as she was able to pick up right where she left off. The other two started lessons with Ferenc and have progressed well. We are extremely pleased with his instruction.

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Satoka Apr 23, 2018
Violin · In home

I am currently pursuing my BM at a conservatory, and much of that is due to having studied with Dr. Cseszko for many years. He was very patient with me, but pushed me both technically and musically. Would definitely recommend to anyone who has the chance to study with him!

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Mary Apr 22, 2018
Violin · In studio

I am a Junior in College and have been playing violin for 9 years. Dr. Cseszko is the private instructor I have had. He is encouraging and articulate. He is an incredible violinist and is able to play the pieces that the student is playing in lesson by memory a lot of times. His ability to play along with his students on violin and piano is very helpful. He is a great instructor and has helped me grow so much as a person as well as a violinist.

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Kiana Apr 21, 2018
Violin · In studio

I started taking lessons with Dr. Cseszko not long after starting college. As a non-music major, I thought it would be fun to learn violin, and while I had musical experience, I had no experience with string instruments. Dr. Cseszko was very patient and encouraging as I learned my way around the violin. He was excellent at pointing out things that I was doing well, as well as things that I could improve on. He gave very clear explanations of proper technique and ways to refine my skills. I took lessons with Dr. Cseszko for over two years, and within a few semesters, I was confident enough in my abilities to play for orchestra at my university. I would highly recommend Dr. Cseszko to all students, whether they are a beginner, an already seasoned player, or somewhere in between.

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Aron Apr 21, 2018
Violin · In studio

Dr Cseszko is the kindest violin teacher I have ever had. But even while kind, he manages to bring the best out in you and keep you working hard. He is also an absolutely exceptional violinist and has taught me many new techniques and has furthered my abilities greatly for the past three years I’ve had lessons with him. I have had six violin teachers and Dr Cseszko is no doubt my favorite of them all!

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Rebecca Apr 7, 2018
Violin · In studio

We feel so lucky to have Ferenc available to teach our 8 year old! He's an immensely talented musician and is able to translate his knowledge and enthusiasm into terms a child appreciates and absorbs. He is very encouraging and positive and such a joy to have in our child's life.

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Lia Apr 5, 2018
Violin · In studio

Our experience has been a good one! Learning some new technics that I have not learned and being challenged in areas that were introduced from pervious tutors but not known well.

Elizabeth Apr 5, 2018
Violin · In studio

Ferenc has taught my 9 year old son Ken for a year and a half, and my husband and I are very pleased with the results. Our son is high energy, but Ferenc has the patience of a saint and works with him carefully and calmly. Ken's focus and attention span have grown under Ferenc's instruction, and it's been a joy watching the music develop!

Ferenc was also able to help me develop vibrato, something my original violin instructor was unable to achieve during the 7 years I had instruction.

We highly recommend him.

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Tess Apr 2, 2018
Violin · In home

Not only is Ferenc an amazing artist and performer, he’s a terrific instructor as well. He is really good about describing proper technique. I was twelve when I began with the violin, and he’s very patient and encouraging, plus he makes playing a lot of fun. You will be hard pressed to find a teacher with more talent and experience!

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Peter Apr 2, 2018
Violin ·

I have been with Dr. Cseszko for six years. He is extremely knowledgeable and has an exemplary teaching style. While he has high expectations for his students, he clearly points out what your strengths are and what you can do to improve your playing, without creating too much pressure. Always teaching with a nice, patient, and enthusiastic attitude, he is very understanding and cares a lot about his students. I highly recommend taking lessons with Dr. Cseszko.

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Debra Apr 2, 2018
Violin · In home

Dr. Cseszko taught our kids for almost 10 years. He has graciously shared his violin knowledge and desired to see the students succeed. He is very professional but also takes a personal interest in his students. I highly recommend him. He is an excellent teacher.

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