Journey with Marta Kaszap harpist
Marta was born to a musical family in Budapest, Hungary.
She began formal studies of the piano at the age of nine, and by
fourteen was accepted to the Béla Bartók’s Conservatory of
Music, where she was first introduced to the harp. After listening the instrument for the first time, an impressed Marta decided to pursue it further, and switched from the piano to the harp, and began studying under the tutelage of Professor
Erzsébet Devescovi, at the Conservatory.
After 5 years, Marta passed the entrance exam to Graz Music University where she earned a diploma with distinction by Arcola E.Clark, focusing on musical styles ranging from classical to jazz to contemporary. During her studies, she participated in a variety of masterclasses lead
by Ion Ivan Ronca, Anna Lelkes, Erika Waardenburg, and Sarah Bullen.
Throughout her professional career, Marta has performed with several orchestras including: Radio Orchestra Budapest, Szeged National Theatre Orchestra, Kug Symphonie Orchestra, Kug Brass Band, Chamber Orchestra of Modern Music Wien, Danubia Orchestra, Klangforum Wien, Grazer Symphony Orchestra, European Master Orchestra, and Junge Philharmonie Salzburg.
As a soloist, she won acceptance to Yehudi Menuhin ‘Live Music Now,’ a foundation supporting and nurturing the careers of budding musicians. It was great opportunity to present solo recitals alongside continuing to play chamber music. Additionally, she performed as a soloist, Leos Janacek: Vater Unser in Stefaniensaal, featuring the chorus from the University of Graz. Marta gained residency with placements at famous venues around the world including Dubai’s Burj Al Arab Hotel, Hotel Waldhaus in Sils-Maria, Rixos Hotel in Davos, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel in St.Moritz Switzerland, and at sea with the famous ocean liners of Cunard.
Marta continues to explore her personal and musical growth, and is looking forward to adding to her collection of experiences as a solo harpist and as a member of an ensemble.