Recognised as one of the leading violinist of his generation, Gyorgy Pauk was born in Budapest, Hungary, and received his musical education at the Franz Liszt Academy.
He won the First Prize of the Paganini Competition/ Genova 1956 / First Prize at the Munich Sonata Competition/1957/ the Premier Grand Prix of the Jacques Thibaud Competition./Paris 1959/He settled in London in 1961.
His outstanding debut recital at the Wigmore Hall as well as his orchestral debut with the London Symphony Orchestra under Lorin Maazel, established his international career for the following half century. He made his US debut with the Chicago SymphonyOrchestra at the invitation of Sir Georg Solti.
He became a celebrity artist in Japan as well. His exceptionally rich repertoire includes masterpieces of the 20th century and has given world-and national premiers of Lutoslawski, Penderecki,Schnittke, Tippett under the baton of the composers.He is also considered as one of the most authentic Bartok interpreter.His numerous recordings include several award winning releases.He has received several public honours in Britain and Hungary for his contribution to music throughout the world. In 2007 he has retired from the podium. He is professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He also gives Master Classes in the US, Japan, China outside Europe and is invited to the juries of international music competitions.
His violin is the MASSART Stradivarious of 1714, the master’s Golden Period