About the Author
József Eötvös was born October 15, 1962 in Pécs, Hungary. He was a student of Professor Roland Zimmer at the "Franz Liszt" conservatory of Music in Weimar, where he also studied composition under Franz Just. Between 1985 and 1988 he became known for winning several international competitions. Later, he received invitations to perform concerts in many countries, among them Austria, Bohemia, Sweden, Singapore, and Japan. He has frequently recorded for radio and television in his own country and abroad. Eötvös has proved an excellent music pedagogue in his master classes. He has often been a jurist at international guitar competitions, and he is the artistic director of the International Guitar Festival of Esztergom, Hungary. Eötvös has taught at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest since 1992 and on his initiative, guitar departments were established there as well as at the Konservatorium and High School (i.e., college) in Pécs.