Hungarian cellist Miklós Perényi first studied cello with Miklós Zsámboki, a student of David Popper. In 1963 he became a prizewinner at the Pablo Casals International Cello Competition in Budapest, after which Casals invited him to his master classes in Puerto Rico in 1965 and 1966. Since then, Perényi has performed around the world with the best orchestras, while one of his closest chamber music partners is the pianist András Schiff. Beyond performing, Perényi also holds a professorship at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, whose faculty he first joined in 1974, and is a composer of works for solo cello and for instrumental ensembles. One recent notable project was his 2020 recording of the six Bach Suites for Hungaroton, made exactly forty years after he first recorded the set. His numerous awards include, in 2014, the Hungarian Artist of the Nation Award.