Eszter Kökény

Date of birth: 02.10.1996

Instrument: violin
Nationality: Hungarian
Competition: International Balys Dvarionas Competition 2016
Prize: Grand Prix
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Eszter started to play the violin at age of six at the Pál M. Bodon Music School in Kecskemét (Hungary). In 2005 at the Zoltán Kodály International Violin Competition in Galánta (Slovakia) and the next 3 editions she gained the first prize. In 2007 she received second prize at the János Koncz National Violin Competition; in 2011 and 2013 – the second and the third prizes at the International Competition for Youth “Virtuoso – Etudes and Scales” in Zagreb. In 2014 she was the first prize winner at the Ede Zathureczky Memorial Competition in Budapest.

Eszter had master classes with many teachers, such as George Pauk, Simon Standage, Zakhar Bron. She had opportunity to play solo with the Chamber Orchestra of Szekszárd several times in Hungary and in Germany, with the Pál M. Bodon Chamber Orchestra and the Danish Youth Symphony Orchestra, also – with the Symphonic Orchestra in Kecskemét at the Spring Festival of Kecskemét last year. In 2013 she had an opportunity to make a recording to the Young Talents CD of the New Europe Foundation of MOL Rt.

In 2010 Eszter had a succesfull entrance exam to the Special Talents Class of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, where she has been studying for five years, and her teachers were Lajos Földesi, Eszter Perényi and Ádám Banda. In 2016 Eszter won Grand Prix at the 10th International Balys Dvarionas Comeptition in Lithuania, performing Balys Dvarionas Concerto with Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra at Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall. Now Kökény is a student at Franz Liszt Academy of Music.

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J. S. Bach Partita in E major (BWV 1006)
J. S. Bach Partita D minor (BWV 1004)
J. S. Bach Partita B minor (BWV 1002)
J. S. Bach Sonata solo in G minor (BWV 1001)
J. S. Bach Sonata solo in C major, Largo, Allegro assai (BWV 1005)
F. Kreisler Recitativo & Scherzo (Op. 6)
M. Sugár Chaconne
J. Vajda Solo Sonata for Violin
M. Csemiczky Solo Sonata for Violin

With piano

B. Bartók I. (op. posth.) Violin concerto (Sz. 36; BB 48a)
M. Bruch Violin concerto in G minor (Op. 26)
B. Dvarionas Violin concerto in B minor (Op. 35)
A. Dvořák Violin concerto in A minor (Op. 53)
J. Haydn: Violin concerto in G major (Hob. VIIa:4)
F. Mendelssohn Violin concerto in D minor (Op. 40)
F. Mendelssohn Violin concerto in E minor (Op. 64)
W. A. Mozart Violin concerto in G major (KV 216)
W. A. Mozart Violin concerto in A major (KV 219)
J. Sibelius Violin concerto in D minor (Op. 47)
P. Tchaikovsky Violin concerto in D major (Op. 35)
A. Vivaldi "The four seasons" Concerto in E major, No. 1 (Op. 8, RV 269, La primavera ("Spring")
A. Vivaldi "The four seasons" Concerto in G minor, No. 2 (Op. 8, RV 315, L'estate ("Summer")
A. Vivaldi "The four seasons" Concerto in F major, No. 3 (Op. 8, RV 293, L'autunno ("Autumn")
A. Vivaldi "The four seasons" Concerto in F minor, No. 4 (Op. 8, RV 297, L'inverno ("Winter")
H. Wieniawski Concerto in D minor, No. 2 (Op. 22)

With orchestra

B. Bartók Romanian Dances (Sz. 56 BB 68)
B. Bartók I. Rhapsody (BB 94a)
E. Bloch Nigun No. 2 (from Baal Shem)
B. Dvarionas Scherzino
C. W. Gluck Melodie
J. Hubay Fantasie Brillante on Bizet’s Carmen (Op. 3 No. 3)
A. Khachaturian Nocturne
Z. Kodály Kállai Kettős
F. Kreisler Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani
F. Kreisler Schön Rosmarin
F. Kreisler Sicilienne and Rigaudon in the style of Francoeur
F. Liszt Die drei Ziguner (S. 383)
J. Massenet Thaïs meditation
O. Novácek Perpetuum Mobile
N. Paganini Cantabile (Op. 17)
M. T. Paradis Sicilienne in E flat major
C. Saint-Seans Introduction & Rondo capriccioso (Op. 28)
P. de Sarasate Basque caprice (Op. 24)
P. de Sarasate Zigunerweisen (Op. 20)
P. de Sarasate Zapateado (Op. 23 No. 2)
P. Tchaikovsky Melodie (Op. 42 No. 3)
P. Tchaikovsky Scherzo (Op. 42 No. 2)
P. Tchaikovsky Valse-scherzo (Op. 34)
L. van Beethoven Romance in G minor, No. 1 (Op. 40)
H. Wieniawski Rondo elegant (Op. 9)
H. Wieniawski Scherzo tarantelle (Op. 16)
H. Wieniawski Légende (Op. 17)

Chamber music

L. van Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano in D major, No. 1 (Op. 12 No. 1)
L. van Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, No. 2 (Op. 12 No. 2)
L. van Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major, No. 3 (Op. 12 No. 3)
J. Brahms Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major, No. 1 (Op. 78)
W. A. Mozart Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor (KV 304/300c)
W. A. Mozart Sonata for Violin and Piano in F major (KV 377/374e)
L. Weiner Violin-Piano Sonata in D major, No. 1 (Op. 9)

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