Perényi Announced as RNCM’s Haworth International Chair in Cello

Miklós Perényi has been announced as the RNCM’s new Haworth International Chair in Cello, commencing this term. This is a new position made possible by support from The Haworth Trust.

Born in Hungary in 1948, Miklós is recognised worldwide as one of the greatest cellists of his generation. A multi-award winner, he completed his studies at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest where he later became a lecturer and professor. In addition to his numerous educational commitments, he continues to perform internationally as a solo and chamber musician.

Chris Hoyle, fellow cellist and Head of the School of Strings, said of the appointment: ‘I am thrilled for our cello students that Miklós is joining us in the role of International Chair. It is a real privilege to watch this consummate artist teach and perform for our students. My colleague Petr Prause of the Talich Quartet describes him as a ‘living legend’ and our International Chair in Viola, Nobuko Imai, as a ‘true genius’.’

10 September 2014