Sometimes it’s simply adverse circumstances that prevent a world career. Attila Pasztor scored points in the Semi-finals of the 1994 Tchaikowsky Competition and his performance had already been broadcast on television and radio, when the jury was so frayed that the contest was canceled without prizes.
Attila Pasztor, winner of numerous other awards and competitions (including the “Vienna Philharmonic” award, 1 prize at the “International Chamber Music Festival Austria, 1st prize in the international competition in Liezen, 1st prize at the Bayreuth international music competition) fulfills this prototype Image of a versatile talent, which gives him the ability to look at the works from the most diverse points of view.
In addition to his numerous international appearances as a soloist and sought-after chamber musician in Europe, Asia, South America, and the USA, among others at the Wiener Festwochen, the Carinthian Summer, the Schubert Festival Warsaw, the Music Festival in Havana, and the Festival Emäsalo in Finland he also succeeded as a composer of chamber music and film music. In addition, he worked in collaboration with renowned violin makers with the sound optimization of stringed instruments. He has also been working as a product manager at the traditional Viennese company Thomastik-Infeld since 2017, where he is instrumental in the development of new strings.
The fact that he also took a law degree next to it, fits into the picture. ( I almost finished the studies- two exams missing, don´t know how to formulate it in english) In addition to his studies at the Vienna University of Music under Wolfgang Herzer and Tobias Kühne, he was trained as a soloist for six years by his legendary cellist Daniel Schafran. Pasztor plays a cello by Carlo Giuseppe Testore from 1697.