Katalin Kokas - fiolin / bratsj

Katalin Kokas
Katalin Kokas is one of the most outstanding violinists of her generation in Hungary. Born in a family of musicians and teachers, chamber music played a significant role in Katalin's as well as performing recitals as a soloist, performing with her string quartet and teaching.

Katalin Kokas is a Professor of Violin at the Liszt Academy of Music since 2004 and gives masterclasses regularly throughout the world (String Music Days of Kaposvár, University of Bloomington - USA, Glasgow Academy, etc.).

In addition to winning several competitions in Hungary (such as the first prize at the János Koncz Violin Competition), in 1994 Katalin Kokas won the Usti nad Orlice International Violin Competition in the Czech Republic, in 1996 she won the Concerto Competition of the Toronto Conservatory, and won prizes at international violin competitions including First prize at the Bartók Violin Competition of Semmering in 1997 and First prize at the Martinu Violin Competition. In 1999 Katalin won the Károly Flesch International Violin Competition and also won First prize at the József Szigeti International Violin Competition in 2002.

After winning competitions both as a soloist and as a chamber musician (as a violinist and violist) she has got many concert engagements from concert venues throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, North-America and South America.