Endre Granat studied violin with his father, Gyorgy Garay, Zoltan Kodaly and Gyorgy Ligeti at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, Sandor Zoldy at the Basel Conservatory, Josef Gingold at Indiana University and Jascha Heifetz at the University of Southern California.
Presently he is the premier concertmaster for the Hollywood film industry. He has been chosen by the greatest Hollywood composers ranging from Miklos Rozsa to John Williams and from Henry Mancini to James Newton Howard as their orchestra leader. He has been concertmaster at the Emmy’s, Grammy’s, Academy Awards, countless television shows and records.
His solo and symphonic activities on four continents include performances with conductors such as George Szell, Sir Georg Solti, and Zubin Mehta. He premiered Sequenza #8 by Luciano Berio. He is a Laureate of the Queen Elizabeth International Competition and recipient of the Grand Prix du Disque and the Ysaye Medal.
Mr. Granat served as Assistant Concertmaster in the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell and Concertmaster for the Goteborg Symphony under Sir Charles Mackerras.
He was a Fulbright Scholar and chairman of the Fulbright Committee in Washington D.C.
He has been professor of violin at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Goteborg, Sweden, Cleveland Institute of Music, University of Illinois, California State University Northridge and The University of Southern California.
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