Máté Szűcs is a Hungarian violist. He was born to a musical family and started his education at the age of five, playing the violin. He studied with Ferenc Szecsődi in Szeged, then switched to the viola and worked with Erwin Schiffer. Szűcs attended the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Waterloo, and the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp, where he studied with Leo de Neve. In 1998, he was a finalist in the Jean Françaix Competition in Paris, and a laureate in the International Tenuto Competition in Brussels. Szűcs became an orchestral musician, and performed as a solo violist with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and the Royal Flemish Orchestra, eventually becoming the principal violist of the Berlin Philharmonic. Szűcs performs mostly in Europe as a soloist and chamber musician, and has recorded for TYX Art, Profil, and Phaedra.