Susie Mészáros - Violinist, Violist Performer, Teacher
Welcome to my website. I'm the violist of the Chilingirian String Quartet. My website should hopefully help give you an idea about my professional musical life and the driving ideas which animate my teaching with students, groups and amateurs.
As professor at Royal College Music, Royal Northern College of Music, I coach young professional musicians and chamber groups. My teaching includes the Yehudi Menuhin School, where I studied from the age of 9, and at the Purcell School, London.
I'll be featuring interviews with students, reflections on leading musicians, including my formative influence, Sándor Végh, my teacher in Salzburg, where I was principal violist with Camerata Salzburg. During my years with The Chilingirian Quartet, I've enjoyed performing with colleagues of undimmed musicianship, subtly and ability.
You can find a growing range of regular articles, videos and masterclasses on chamber music on my blog including recent viola masterclasses at the RNCM. I also look forward to featuring guest podcasts from leading musicians discussing aspects of performance.
For young student groups and amateurs, the Chilingirian Quartet provides a 4 day intensive chamber coaching and performance (this year cancelled due to Coronavirus) every year at the wonderful retreat of West Dean, England. (Bursaries available).
The little film below features myself and colleagues of the Chilingirian Quartet talking about the quartet form, the dynamics of playing quartets and finishing with a late Beethoven quartet
The Chiligirian Quartet recorded live at the Petworth Festival 2013
Chilingirian String Quartet press reviews
"The best came in the Chilingirian Quartet's Mozart K464 and Beethoven Opus 132 quartets - a harmony of voices, talents, and temperaments."
- The Financial Times
"Those indispensable pillars of British musical life, the Chilingirian Quartet."
- The Times
“From the superbly turned opening phrases there was no doubt of the total dedication to their art nor of the rich accomplishment of their playing…new beauties and subtleties were constantly being revealed, at times inspired…performances that will linger long in the memory.”
– London Daily Telegraph
"This is the playing of an expert ensemble, and it is refreshing in its skill, fluency and energy."
"As part of its annual North American tour, the London-based Chilingirian String Quartet performed with rhythmic precision and remarkable dynamic control at the Library of Congress's Auditorium on Tuesday evening...Dvorak's String Quartet in G Op 106, was a breath of fresh air, expertly molded by all four instrumentalists."
- The Washington Post