Studied with Zoltán Tibay and Péter Kubina at the prestigious Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.
Still a student of the Academy, he was awarded with a special prize at the International Competition of Markneunkirchen and became principal double bass player of the Munich Chamber Orchestra.
Between 1994 and 2000 he lead the double bass section of the Budapest Festival Orchestra, followed by three years spent in Switzerland with the Suisse Romande Orchestra. Since December 2002 he has been member again of the BFO.
On his first Hungaroton recording he plays concertos for double-bass and orchestra from Sperger and Vanhal (both friends of Mozart) with the Erkel Ferenc Chamber Orchestra.
In 1996 he won the Giovanni Bottesini International Competition in Cremona, in 2003, 2007, 2009 and 2014 the Sándor Végh Competition of the Budapest Festival Orchestra.
In 1996 he was personally invited by Maestro Sir Georg Solti to the World Orchestra for Peace, in which 78 players of the world’s leading orchestras celebrated the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Organisation.
He plays regularly with his friends, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, the Kodály Quartet (their recording at Naxos of the Octet of Bruch won several nominations and prizes), the Akadémia Quartet and the Auer Quartet. His chamber music partners were among others: Nicolas Altstaedt, Kristóf Baráti, Diego Chenna, Jonathan Cohen, László Fenyő, Balázs Fülei, José Gallardo, Zoltán Gál, Márta Gulyás, Alina Ibragimova, Nobuko Imai, Zoltán Kocsis, György Konrád, Alexei Ljubimov, Yuri Martinov, Csaba Onczay, Mikhail Ovrutsky, Alina Pogostkina, Zoltán Rácz, Gustav Rivinius, Rafael Rosenfeld, Adam Römer, Vilmos Szabadi, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Milan Turkovic, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Alexander Rudin, István Várdai, Tamás Varga.
He has been invited to the Chamber Orchestra of the Musikdorf Ernen (György-Sebök-Festival, in Switzerland), as well to the Philharmonia Végh led by András Keller. He is regularly invited to András Schiff’s own chamber orchestra, the Cappella Andrea Barca, to the Camerata Bellerive, Geneva led by Gábor Takács-Nagy, to the Kaposvár International Chamber Music Festival (Kaposfest), as well to the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival (founded by Gidon Kremer, artistic director: Nicolas Altstaedt). He is member of Hungary’s top ensemble for contemporary music, UMZE.
He played several times as soloist of concertos for double-bass with world-famous conductors like Iván Fischer, Mark Wigglesworth, Leonidas Kavakos.
He is Co-President of the Hungarian Bassists Society and member of the International Sperger Society.
Zsolt Fejérvári has been recently appointed as teacher at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest.
Zsolt Fejérvári plays a wonderful bass made by the master of the 19th century, Brücknert, offered to the Budapest Festival Orchestra by Lord Rothermere, in 1995.
On his solo appearances he plays a solo tuned bass built especially for him by the young and incredibly talented German master Stefan Krattenmacher .