ヴァイオリニスト: カタリン・コカス Katalin Kokas

Katalin Kokas (born 22 November 1978 in Pecs) is a Hungarian violinist and violist.

Kokas has performed with orchestras including the Israel Chamber Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and Taiwan Philharmonic. She has studied at the Conservatory of Toronto and graduated with honors from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. She married the Hungarian violinist Barnabas Kelemen.

Early life

Her father Ferenc Kokas, was the director of the Liszt Ferenc Music School of Kaposvar for several decades. Her mother Agnes Farkas de Boldogfa, a cello teacher, hailed from the Hungarian noble family Farkas de Boldogfa from the Zala county. Her maternal grandparents were Gyorgy Farkas de Boldogfa (1924?1988), was a physical education associate professor, president of the Baranya County Gymnastics Association, textbook writer, and Agnes Dulanszky de Dolianszk.

Kokas began studying violin in Kaposvar with Bela Gyano when she was five years old. She continued her studies with Gyorgy Papp in Pecs and later at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest where, at the age of 11, she was taught by Ferenc Halasz and Denes Kovacs. She received a full scholarship to study at the Conservatory of Toronto with Lorand Fenyves when she was 16. She returned to Budapest, graduating with honours from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.

Career

Katalin has six recordings on Hungaroton and BMC records. She is director of the Kaposvar International Chamber Music Festival, which she founded in 2010. Past performers have included Joshua Bell, Pekka Kuusisto, Zoltan Kocsis and Ferenc Rados.

Instruments

The Cecilia Stradivarius violin, an antique dated to 1697, was loaned to Kokas for five years in 2011 by the now defunct Zelnik Istvan Southeast Asian Gold Museum. The Cecilia is said to have arrived in Hungary with Archbishop Janos Pyrker, who purchased several high quality instruments in Venice. It was sold after World War II; the violin's history between the war and its reappearance in Hungary are not known.
She also plays a 1863 Luigi Fabris viola.

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