Cellist Balázs Máté (born 1965 in Budapest) studied at the B.Bartók Conservatory and the F.Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. 1986-92 member of the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra. Post-graduate Baroque cello studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (NL) with Jaap ter Linden, chamber music lessons with Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Mozarteum Salzburg. Founding member of „Concerto armonico Budapest”, „Trio Cristofori” and „The Rare Fuits Council”. Solo cellist in world famous Baroque orchestras: 1991– „Le Concert des Nations (J.Savall), 1994- „Wiener Akademie” (M.Haselböck), 1996-2003 „Les Musiciens du Louvre” (M.Minkowski) etc. He frequently performs with many other orchestras such as „Café Zimmermann” (P.Valetti), „Harmonie Universelle” (F.Deuter),„Concentus Musicus Wien” (N.Harnoncourt) and „Collegium 1704” (V.Luks). He founded 1995 his own early music ensemble Aura musicale and 2002 (with László Paulik, Erzsébet Rácz and Éva Posvanecz) the Quartetto Luigi Tomasini. His debut as a soloist at the „Musikverein” in Vienna was in October 2000 with concertos by J.Haydn conducted by Chr.Hogwood. He gave many succesful concerts all over Europe, in Brasil, Argentina, Columbia and Japan. Balázs Máté is a famous artist of the Baroque cello, the violoncello piccolo and the Bass violin. He does important researches on forgotten composers and their works. He was the cello tutor of the „Austrian Baroque Academy” and the „European Union Baroque Orchestra”. 2010-12 he was the Baroque cello professor of the ”F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Academy of Music in Leipzig. He held several successful masterclasses a.o. at the UCLA (USA), at the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch (South Africa), Córdoba (Argentina), Buenos Aires, at „Ringve” (Trondheim, Norway), Galarosa (Spain) etc.. In 2016 he conducted his first scenical opera production at the Liszt Academy Budapest: the Hungarian premiere of „Orontea” by A.Cesti. Balázs Máté was given in 2010 the Liszt Award, the Hungarian state award for merits in the music life. He has got a large discography as a conductor and soloist including the complete Cello Suites by J.S.Bach, the Cello Concertos by C.P.E.Bach, M.G.Monn and G.B.Cirri, as well as Cello Sonatas by E.Siprutini, S.Lanzetti and A.Kraft.