Matyas Csiba


Matyas Csiba is a viola player, violin/viola teacher and workshop leader based in London. Currently, he is a student of the Royal Academy of Music (Master of Arts), where he is specializing in historical performance. He studies baroque viola with Elizabeth Wallfisch. He performs and records regularly with numerous ensembles and orchestras in the UK and across Europe. He was fortunate to perform with wonderful musicians such as Rachel Podger, Margaret Faultless, Ashley Solomon, Anneke Scott, Steven Devine, Matthew Truscott, Patrick Cohen-Akenine, Madeleine Easton, Adrian Butterfield, Andrew Parrott Milos Valent, Didier Talpain, Sir Roger Norrington, Michael Rosewell.

He graduated from the Royal College of Music (Bachelor of Music Hons) in 2014, where he studied with Annette Isserlis.

Matyas is a member of the Open Academy, where he is gaining experience in creative music teaching and workshop leading. He has worked with professional musicians, amateurs, people with dementia – with generations from toddlers to the elderly age, for the last three years. He collaborated with inspiring workshop leaders such as Michael Poyser, Julian West, Merit Stephanos, Caroline Welsh, John Webb, Rosie Adediran. He is realizing his project based on connection between movement and music inspired by Eurhythmics. His work with mentally ill people inspired him to start leading his path towards music therapy.

As a violin and viola teacher, Matyas has experience also in group teaching, as well as in individual (one to one) teaching. He was a tutor of The Music house for Children. He is continuing his teaching path on a private basis.

 Matyas used to be a professional dancer, specializing in folk dances of the Carpathian Basin. He was a member of the Budapest Dance Theatre until 2010.

Interview for TMMS Q&A