Masterclasses by world-renowned violinist Réka Szilvay.
29 November, 30 November and 2 December
Professor Réka Szilvay
Finnish born violinist Réka Szilvay, with Austrian-Hungarian roots, has performed as a soloist and chamber musician all over Europe, Asia, South America and the USA. She appeared as soloist with all major Finnish orchestras as well as with the London Philharmonic, the Mariinsky Orchestra St. Petersburg, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orquestra Nacional do Porto, the Tonkünstler Orchestra Austria, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg in the most prestigious concert halls, including Musikverein Wien, Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg, Tokyo Suntory Hall, National Concert Hall Taipei, Symphony Hall Birmingham, London Barbican Concert Hall, Kölner Philharmonie and Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. As a chamber musician she has performed in Konzerthaus Wien, Carnegie Hall New York, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall London, Cité de la Musique Paris, Megaron Concert Hall Athens and Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels.
Among the radio stations, which have broadcast Réka Szilvays performances are the BBC, Radio France, Arte TV France, the Austrian ORF, the Finnish YLE and the Hungarian MRT. Her debut CD “The 7 Seasons” (Warner Records) received enthusiastic reviews and response, and her recital record “The Roaring Twenties” (Alba Records) was similarly praised by the international media.
Since 2006 Réka Szilvay has been Professor of Violin at the Sibelius Academy/University of the Arts Helsinki. Apart from giving violin master classes, she engages in the important issue of ergonomy in violin playing in workshops and demonstrations