Péter is one of the most acclaimed Hungarian cellists performing today. Many of his recordings received enthusiastic praise and were the Editor’s choices of magazines like Fono-Forum, The London Times, Repertoire and the American Record Guide. Péter is a prize – winner in several competitions including the National Competition in Romania and the “International Competition Markneukirchen” in Germany. He has performed all over the world in such acclaimed halls like Wigmore Hall (London), Musikverein and Konzerthaus (Vienna) and in many international festivals including Pablo Casals Festival Prades, Salzburg Festival and many others.
As a soloist Péter has appeared with leading orchestras including the Camerata Academica Salzburg and the Budapest Festival Orchestra and played under the baton of famous conductors like Yehudi Menuhin and Iván Fischer. He enjoys chamber music with regular partner such as Zoltán Kocsis, Till Fellner and Pierre-Laurent Aimard. As a professor Péter Szabó has given annual master classes at the European Mozart Academy all over Europe, in Bulle (Switzerland), in Sao Paolo (Brazil), Korcula (Croatia). He is currently is Principal Cellist for the Budapest Festival Orchestra.