ARTISTS / KATALIN KOKAS – VIOLA
Katalin Kokas, Barnabás Kelemen - Mozart
June 2nd 2023 – 6.00 pm
Palazzo d’Arco, Sala degli Antenati
Barnabás Kelemen, Katalin Kokas - Bartók
June 3rd 2023 – 2.15 pm
Palazzo Ducale, Galleria degli Specchi
Violist and violinist, Katalin Kokas began studying violin with Béla Gyánó at the age of five. Her training continued with György Papp and at 11 she was admitted to the School for Exceptional Young Talents of the Liszt Academy, where she studied with Ferenc Halász and then Dénes Kovács. At 16 she received a scholarship to the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, where she was a student of Lóránd Fenyves.
In 2009 she was awarded the Liszt Prize by the Hungarian State and was also awarded the Hungarian Junior Prima Award.
She has worked with artists such as Zoltán Kocsis, Miklós Perényi, Michael Stern, Kobayashi Ken-Ichiro, Alexander Lonquich, Pekka Kuusisto, Guy Braunstein and the Chilingirian Quartet. She has played with the Bratislava Chamber Orchestra, the Israeli Chamber Ensemble, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, the Taiwan Philharmonic, the Kosice Philharmonic, the Poznan Philharmonic.
She is a founding member of the Kelemen Quartet with which he has played throughout Europe, the United States and Australia. The Quartet has performed with prominent musicians such as Joshua Bell, Ferenc Rados, József Lendvai, Maxim Rysanov, José Gallardo, Nicolas Altstaedt and Frankl Péter.
She has released eight CDs with Hungaroton and BMC.
She regularly holds masterclasses around the world and has been an associate professor at the Liszt Academy of Music since 2004.
She plays a Testore violin from 1698, loaned to her by the Hungarian State, and a Luigi Fabris viola from 1863.