Sándor Galgóczi, Violins

Philharmonisches Orchester Regensburg

Sándor Galgóczi had his first violin lessons at the age of 8 with Baranyai Györgyné. After finishing conservatory, he graduated in violin at the Franz Liszt Academy in Szeged under Prof. Péter Masopust. He then continued his training in Budapest with Prof. Péter Komlós (Bartók string quartet) and Prof. Jozef Kopelman, where he graduated and obtained the artistic diploma. Since 2002 he is the second konzertmeister at the philharmonic orchestra of Regensburg, Germany, and since 2008 he plays as the konzertmeister with the Jewish Chamber Orchestra in Munich. 


His wide orchestra experience includes historical performance style (Musica Parlante), contemporary music (Klangformation Regensburg), orchestra tours in the USA, Canada, Israel, China (Jewish Chamber Orchestra Munich), as well as symphonies and the opera repertoire. 


Galgóczi is a founding member of the chamber orchestra of the university of Regensburg; as a guest teacher he has held master classes in Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo (Japan), Afula (Israel), Kansas City (USA), as well as in Shanghai (China). He is a contributor to the East-Bavaria Youth Orchestra as a pedagogue, as well as to the Neue Philharmonie München. 


As a soloist he has performed Bach’s solo sonatas in the Regensburg theater in the framework of ballet recitals; the first violin concerto of Philip Glass; and Sarasate’s Carmen-phantasy. In 2013, he played with Daniel Hope excerpts from his recording album „Spheres“. In 2016, he performed Alban Berg’s violin concerto with the Uniorchester Regensburg, and Piazzolla’s „Four Seasons“. During that same year he could be heard live on BR 4 Klassik Radio with Paul BenHaim’s solo sonata. In 2019, he played Bach’s a-minor concerto (BWV 1041) in the Regensburg theater, Weinberg’s rhapsody on moldavian themes during the Münchner Kammerspiele; as well as Weinberg’s second violin sonata in the NS-Dokumentationszentrum München. In 2020, in cooperation with Klangformation Regensburg, he performed Béla Bartók’s second violin concerto. 


He is faithful to his chosen home city Regensburg by participating in a variety of ensembles: the Dalberg String Quartet, Klangformation Regensburg, Vulkan Quartet (salon music); und popular music together with partners Markus Engelstädter and Steffi Denk.