Eszter Kökény

Eszter was born in 1996 in Kecskemét, Hungary, and started to play the violin at the age of 6. She has been accepted to the Special Talents’ Class of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. She graduated in 2020 at the same Academy in the class of Eszter Perényi and Ádám Banda and also spent a year studying at the HfMT Music Academy in Cologne with Barnabás Kelemen. Eszter took part of several music festivals: Semmering, the Holland Music Session and International Bach Festival Gran Canaria, among others. She won Grand Prix at the Balys Dvarionas International Violin Competition (Vilnius) in 2016 and played as a soloist with several symphonic and chamber orchestra, for example with the National Philharmonic Orchestra Lithuania, Aarhus Youth Symphonic Orchestra and the Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra. In 2021 Eszter was awarded with the prestigious hungarian prize ’Junior Prima’ and won the first violin tutti autition to the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra.