Manuel Hernández-Silva and Serbian violinist Robert Lakatoš meet again, this time with the Real Filharmonía de Galicia, to offer Wieniawski’s Concerto No. 1 along with the overture A Life for the Tsar, by Glinka, and Kalinnikov’s Symphony No. 1. The concerts will take place at the Centro Cultural Abanca in Vigo and the Auditorio de Galicia in Santiago de Compostela on March 16 and 17, respectively. Hernández-Silva and Lakatoš had already performed Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1 together with the Navarre Symphony Orchestra and the Malaga Philharmonic. Other visits by Lakatoš to Spain involved James Judd and the RTVE Orchestra with Korngold’s violin concert, and Nicholas Milton and the Navarra Symphony with the Serenade for violin, strings and percussion by Leonard Bernstein.

Robert Lakatoš has won numerous international awards, including first prizes at the Pablo Sarasate Competition (Pamplona, Spain, 2015), Mary Smart Concerto Competition (New York, 2013), and Societe Generale Serbia (Belgrade, 2009), as well as second prizes at Jeunesses Musicales Romania (Bucharest, 2012) and Andrea Postacchini (Fermo, Italy, 2012). 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 appeared with numerous orchestras including the Spanish RTVE Orchestra, Navarra Symphony Orchestra, Malaga Philharmonic, Minas Gerais Philharmonic, Krakow Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica de la UAN (Mexico), Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, New York Summit Festival Orchestra, RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra and the Janáček Camerata. So far, he has collaborated with conductors such as Philip Greenberg, Fabio Mechetti, Gabriel Feltz, Manuel Hernández-Silva, Nicholas Milton, James Judd, James Tuggle, Lior Shambadal and Antoni Wit. He has made recordings for radio and television in his country and abroad and holds the position of Violin Professor at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, where he studied and was awarded as Best Young Artist in 2016 by the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and the Vojvodina Academy of Arts and Sciences. Robert plays on a 1709 Stradivari violin from the collection of bow maker Vladimir Radosavljevic, whose bow he also uses.