Péter Szabó from Hungary is the principal cellist of the Budapest Festival Orchestra and gives Master Classes worldwide.
As solo cellist of the World Orchestra for Peace, founded by Sir George Solti, he received in 2010 the UNESCO Artist for peace.
In that same year he was awarded the Franz Liszt Prize for artistic accomplishments given by the Hungarian State.
In 2010, Péter Szabo has founded the Sinfonietta Pannonica Chamber Orchestra, of which he is the artistic director and conductor.
Szabó studied at the Music Academy in Kolozsvár (Klausenburg) and at the Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest with Ferenc Rados, György Kurtág and László Mező where he graduated “Cum laude” in 1991.