Hungarian born Máté Szücs is an award winning viola soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player. He was first principal viola at the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra between 2011 and 2018, where he has appeared as a soloist playing the Bartók Viola Concerto in September 2017.
He has also played as soloist with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders, the ´Bamberger Symphoniker”, the “Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden”, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, and “Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen”
Máté has worked with prominent musicians such as Janine Jansen, Frank-Peter Zimmermann, Christian Tetzlaff, Vadim Repin, Ilja Gringolts, Vladimir Mendelssohn, László Fenyő, Kristof Baráti and István Várdai, Camille Thomas, Kirill Troussov, and Julien Quentin.
Since the summer of 2006, he has been a regular professor at the “Thy Masterclass” chamber music summer festival in Denmark. From 2012 to 2014 he taught at the Britten-Pears Festival in Aldeburgh, for two years at the University of Music in Saarbrücken, from 2014 to 2018 at the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, between 2015 and 2018 at the “Hanns Eisler” University of Music in Berlin, and at the Music Academy of Budapest.
Máté gives masterclasses all over the world including New York, Los Angeles, Michigan, London, Berlin, Brussels,Shanghai, Taipei, Seoul and Tokyo.
Since 2018 he is viola professor at the Geneva University of Music in Switzerland, since September 2020, viola professor at Pécs University of Music in Hungary, and since 2021 visiting professor in the chamber music department of the Franz Liszt Academy of music, Budapest.
2020 he is Doctor in Arts.