Robert Lakatoš, violin
Robert Lakatoš began studying violin at the age of seven in his hometown of Novi Sad, mentored by his father Imre Lakatos. As the youngest violin student in the history of the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Lakatoš completed his undergraduate and master studies under the renowned pedagogue Dejan Mihailović. He continued his formal education at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) under Professor Rudolf Koelman, where he was awarded a scholarship for the exceptionally talented musicians by the Swiss Lyra Foundation.
Lakatoš has attended master classes and study programs held by the world’s leading violinists, among them being Shlomo Minz and Itzhak Rashkovsky within the Keshet Elion Camp (Israel), Aaron Rosand at New York’s Summit Music Festival. Currently, he is studing with Julian Rachlin at Music and Arts University of the city of Vienna.
Among numerous first and special prizes Robert has won at national and international competitions, the most notable ones are the first prizes from the following international competitions: Pablo Sarasate (Pamplona, Spain, 2015), Mary Smart Concerto Competition (New York, 2013), Societe Generale Serbia (Belgrade, 2009), as well as the second prizes at Jeunesses Musicales Romania (Bucharest, 2012), Andrea Postacchini (Fermo, Italy, 2012) and the Violin Competition in Brentonico (Italy, 2011).
Robert Lakatoš develops his concert career as a soloist and chamber musician performing in Europe, Israel and the United States. As a soloist, he has performed with numerous orchestras including the Navarra Symphony Orchestra, the Krakow Philharmonic, the Orquestra Sinfonica de la UANL, the Stanislav Binički Orchestra, the Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra, the Niš Symphony Orchestra, the Novi Sad Academy of Arts Orchestra, the New York Summit Music Festival Orchestra, the Novi Sad Chamber Orchestra, the Vojvodina Chamber Orchestra, the Zurich ZHdK-Strings Chamber Orchestra and the Janaček camerata.
Robert Lakatoš has made recordings for radio and TV stations in the country and abroad, as well as the ones for Radio Television of Vojvodina. He was awarded the Best Young Artist by the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina (2006) and the Vojvodina Academy of Arts and Sciences. Lakatoš holds the position of Violin Professor at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. He is using the bow made by Vladimir Radosavljević. Since 2016 Robert become a Thomastik-Infeld – Artist.
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