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Zsolt Eder

Violinist Zsolt Eder is a student of Paul Kantor at the Cleveland Institute of Music and first violinist of the Matisse String Quartet. Before moving to Cleveland, Zsolt studied in Toronto, Canada, with the late Lorand Fenyves and also in the young artist's program of the Franz Liszt Academy (Budapest). In Ohio, he plays regularly in the Canton and Akron Symphonies and has performed with Red {an orchestra} and Opera Cleveland. He has performed as concertmaster and assistant concertmaster of the CIM Orchestra, in addition to appearing as soloist with the group in February 2008. Zsolt has also appeared as soloist with the Teatro di Musica Orchestra and the Parlando Chamber Orchestra, both in Budapest. This past summer, Zsolt and the Matisse Quartet had an opportunity to perform in New York City as part of the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar and also participated in the Beethoven Institute (NYC) and in the Banff Chamber Music Residency. The quartet is currently a participant in CIM's Intensive Quartet Seminar.