Katalin Kokas

A master of both violin and viola, Hungarian Katalin Kokas garnered numerous important prizes already in her youth, quickly embarking on a successful concert career both as a soloist and a chamber musician. Since 2004 she has taught violin at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest. She is the founder of the Kaposvár International Chamber Music Festival in and served as its artistic director for many years. Under her artistic leadership many well-known musicians performed there including Joshua Bell, Pekka Kuusisto, Zoltán Kocsis and Ferenc Rados.

As a soloist and chamber musician she has worked with with numerous celebrated musicians such as Zoltán Kocsis, Miklós Perényi, Michael Stern, Ken-Ichro Kobayashi, Alexander Lonquich, Pekka Kuusisto, Guy Braunstein and the Chilingirian Quartet, as well as with orchestras including the Chamber Orchestra of Bratislava, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, in addition to orchestras from Slovakia, North and South America, South Africa and, of course, Hungary. She has been invited to appear at other festivals by Gidon Kremer and Nicolas Altstaedt (Lockenhaus), Steven Isserlis (Prussia Cove), Isabelle van Keulen (Delft), Elena Baškirova (Jerusalem), András Schiff (Ittingen) and Dmitri Slobodeniuk (Korsholmo).

Her achievements have earned her many important Hungarian prizes including the Ferenc Halász Prize, the medal of the town of Kaposvár, the Franz Liszt State Prize, the Junior Prima Prize and several Annie Fischer Scholarships. She has released six albums on the Hungaroton and BMC labels.

The Magic of Two

14. 9. 2019 19:30