Cello: Zoltán Paulich
Zoltan Paulich was born in Budapest and attended a special elementary school for music there, where he found his way to the “small violone” early on. From 1979 until 1983 he was a student at the Béla Bartók Conservatory before receiving instruction from Endre Lengyel and György Miklós at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest until 1987.
Zoltán Paulich received his training in chamber music through the Tátrai Quartet and the Bartók Quartet (he worked closely with the composer György Kurtág during this period), and finally he enriched his knowledge with Peter Buck and the Melos Quartet at the Music Academy in Stuttgart.
As cellist of the Budapest Piano Trio (1987-1997), he was a regular guest at major festivals, including those in Schleswig-Holstein, Lake Constance and at the Budapest Spring Festival. During these years of comprehensive international concert activity, Paulich became solo cellist of the Württemberg State Orchestra in Stuttgart in 1992, and six years later took over the same position in the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra as well. He has formed the foundation of the Verdi Quartet since 2006.