Enikő Ginzery born in Bratislava. She is a virtuoso cimbalom player, known for her imaginative and innovative style. She presents the cimbalom as a full-fledged concert instrument that can take up the challenge with other traditional solo concert instruments. She first started to play the violin; however, very soon she changed to the cimbalom, which became her favorite instrument. From 1989 to 1995 Enikö studied cimbalom playing at the Conservatory of Bratislava, Slovakia, and continued her studies at the Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary. Next she enrolled at the Hochschule für Musik Saar in Saarbrücken, Germany for a postgraduate study of contemporary music interpretation. She made PhD at the Academy of Music – VŠMU in Bratislava. During her studies Enikö had many excellent teachers, among them Beáta Čečková, Ludmila Dadáková, Ilona Szeverényi Gerencsér, Prof. Stefan Litwin, and Yukiko Sugawara, doc. Daniel Matej ArtD.
In 1995 she obtained an award as best participant of the International Youth Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She became the winner (laureate) of the International Cimbalom Competition of 1997 in Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic. Since 1995 Enikö regularly performs as a solo and chamber music player in Europe and in the USA. She gave solo concerts at several important international festivals of contemporary music in Europe and in the USA.
She has performed with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra of Bratislava, SR-Radio Symphony Orchestra in Saarbrücken, RSO- Radio Symphony Orchestra in Berlin, SWR - Radio Symphony Orchestra in Stuttgart, NDR – Radio Symphony Orchestra in Hannover, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, Joensoo Symphony Orchestra, Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Haydn di Bolzano, Wiener Symphoniker, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, musikFabrik Köln, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble L
art pour lart, Kammeransamble Neue Musik Berlin, Ensemble Plural, Ensemble Unitedberlin, Solamente Naturali, Melos Ethos Ensemble, Slovak Chamber Orchestra of Bohdan Warchal, Moyzes Quartett ect..
The wide scope of her repertoire comprises compositions from the middle ages to the present time. It includes pieces by medieval, renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary composers. Among these are original pieces for the Salterio - the usual designation for the cimbalom in the 16th to the 18th century – and also her transcriptions of other pieces from this period. Enikő s virtuosity and the exciting sound and expression possibilities of her instrument inspired several contemporary composers to create original pieces for cimbalom alone or in combination with other instruments or electronic sound. She recorded several solo CDs for the publisher: Hevhetia, Slovart Records, Verlag Neue Musik. Her dissertation deals with the topic of the sound and technical possibilities of the cimbalom and its predecessors from antiquity to the present.
She teaches dulcimer at the Leo Kestenberg Musikschule and the Leo Borchard Musikschule in Berlin and has a private cimbalom class. Over the past several seasons she has premiered works by composers as Vladimír Bokes, Juraj Beneš, Juraj Pospíšil , Ilja Zeljenka, Anton Steinecker, Juraj Hatrík, Peter Machajdík,Lukás Borzík, Michal Košut, Peter Graham, Hans-Joachim Hespos, Theo Brandmüller, Rainer Rubbert, Norbert Fröhlich, João Pedro Oliveira, Lisa Lim, Matthew Whittall, Daniel Biró, Chiel Meijering, Luigi Manfrin, István Láng, Pál Károlyi, Miklós Maros,Máté Hollós, László Tihanyi, Gabriel Irányi,Fabio Nieder, Gwyn Pritchard, Vinko Globokar, Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, Erik Janson.