Susanne Stanzeleit and Gusztav Fenyo. Photo: Neil Potts

Susanne Stanzeleit and Gusztáv Fenyő first met in 1989 at the International Bartók Seminar in Hungary where they performed regularly under the guidance of György Kurtág, Peter Csaba and Zoltán Kocsis. They made their London début at St. John's Smith Square in 1992 when they played all the violin/piano oeuvre of Bela Bartók. Their Wigmore Hall début in 1994 included a premičre by Hungary's leading composer, György Kurtág.

The duo has appeared throughout Britain, Europe and the USA and played complete cycles of sonatas and chamber music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms, as well as many twentieth-century composers, from Janácek and Medtner to Messiaen and Corigliano. They have also recorded Bartók's complete output for violin/piano for ASV, including 'Contrasts' with Michael Collins, as well as sonatas by Delius (Naxos), Stanford, Dunhill and Bantock and Beethoven.

From 1995 to 2005 Susanne Stanzeleit and Gusztáv Fenyő jointly directed the Summer Music festival in the Scottish Borders at Ayton Castle and Paxton House, creating its reputation as Scotland's foremost chamber music festival.