Mihály Zeke was born in London to a family of musicians and spent his childhood in Budapest and Athens. Following a life-changing encounter with the legendary Helmuth Rilling he enrolled at the Stuttgart Musikhochschule to study organ, piano and conducting, while also gathering precious experience as an accompanist for the Gächinger Kantorei and for Frieder Bernius´ Kammerchor Stuttgart. He was subsequently admitted to the German Music Council’s prestigious Dirigentenforum programme of excellence. Several masterclasses with conductors such as Stefan Parkman, Peter Dijkstra or Jörg-Peter Weigle completed his training. His studies where supported by the Kyveli-Horn foundation. In 2012 he became chorus master at the Opéra de Dijon and had the chance to assist important conductors (Gergely Madaras, Gérard Korsten, Emilio Pomarico, Roberto Rizzi Brignoli etc.) with orchestras such as the SWR Baden-Baden or the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. During these years he also won Lied competitions in Berlin and in Slovenia. In 2014 he was guest chorus master at the English National Opera. The same year his youth choir Candides won 1st prize at the Neuchâtel Choral Festival. From 2015 to 2019 Mihály Zeke conducted the chamber choir Arsys Bourgogne, based in Vézelay. Their last recording, Naissance de Vénus, was widely acclaimed, receiving the Classica review’s “CHOC” and the highest rating from Diapason. Continuing the work started with Arsys, he founded Cythera in 2019. He collaborates regularly with orchestras such as La Fenice, Pulcinella and the Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne as well as with Accentus and the Hungarian and Hellenic Radio Choirs. He currently teaches in Tübingen and in Stuttgart, where he also conducts the University Symphony Orchestra and Choir. A passionate musician committed to engaging audiences with thrilling performances, he continues to gain a reputation as a musical force equally versed in symphonic repertoire, opera, and new music.