Katalin Kokas


Violinist & violist


Katalin Kokas one of Hungary’s most versatile violinists, violists, music educators, chamber musicians, string quartet members, festival directors, and mother of three children.

She’s been invited by artists to their festivals like Gidon Kremer to Lockenhaus, Elena Bashkirova to Jerusalem, Steven Isserlis to Prussia Cove, Isabelle van Keulen to Delft, András Schiff to Ittingen, Nicolas Altstaedt also to Lockenhaus, or Dimitry Slobodeniouk to Korsholma.

Got the first prizes of the International Carl Flesch and Joseph Szigeti violin competitions and with her string quartet the Kelemen Quartet they won the trophies of the Melbourne, Beijing and the Paolo Borciani contests.

She’s collaborated with some more wonderful artists like Ferenc Rados, Zoltán Kocsis, Joshua Bell, Miklós Perényi, Pekka Kuusisto or Menahem Pressler and she is a returning artist as a soloist as a chamber musician and with her quartet to many of the world's major venues from Carnegie- through Wigmore Hall to the Concertgebouw.

In 2010 Founding artistic director for five years of Hungary’s and the region’s most outstanding classic music festivals, the Kaposfest.

Professor of violin at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest since 2004 and her tutors were Ferenc Halász, Dénes Kovács, Lóránd Fenyves, Eszter Perényi and Ferenc Rados.