Recital by Karolina Csáthy (Violin) accompanied by Domonkos Csabay
Tuesday 25th April at 6.00pm
Free admission. Retiring collection.
The Lark Ascending, Ralph Vaughan Williams,
Thème et Variations, Olivier Messiaen
Caprice Viennois, Fritz Kreisler
We are delighted to welcome back former Choral Scholar Karolina Csáthy for this Spring Recital. All welcome.
Born in Budapest, Karolina began playing the violin at the age of five. She is a proud alumna of Trinity College, Cambridge University, where she read Music and also held a choral scholarship as well as being President of the college’s prestigious music society. At university she frequently led ensembles and orchestras, as well as giving numerous solo concerts & recitals, including her undergraduate finals recital. Since university, she has continued her studies for voice and violin privately, whilst also taking on professional engagements.
Since 2022 she has been studying with the revered violin professor from the Royal College of Music, Lutsia Ibragimova. Karolina’s most recent professional engagements include the Andermatt Winter Music Festival with the English Classical Players (Switzerland), recordings of contemporary works, including Maria Antal’s Kron-Alias Violin Concerto (Budapest Music Center), as well as numerous recitals across London and Cambridge. She is also a founding member of Chapel Perilous, a chamber group specialising in Holy minimalism directed by countertenor Guy James. She looks forward to her solo debut in Hungary May 2023 with the Gödöllő Symphony Orchestra.
Domonos is a Hungarian concert pianist, chamber musician and accompanist. He studied with András Kemenes and István Lantos at the Liszt Academy Budapest, and is a graduate of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where his professors were Pascal Nemirovski and John Thwaites.
Besides pursuing a solo carreer, he has worked as a répétiteur with renowned opera companies and co-operated with diverse chamber ensembles. He has made several concerto appearances and has been invited to many prestigous venues and festivals, such as the Budapest Spring Festival or the Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival.
Competition successes include 1st prize at the Lyon International Chamber Music competition and at the Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Competition in 2022, special award in the Budapest Liszt Piano Competition, as well as prizes won as a composer in Romania and as member of a Lied duo in Wales. His performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and in the Hungarian Radio. His debut CD was issued by Naxos in 2021, his second solo album is appearing soon with the label Hungaroton. Domonkos recently finished his fellowship as a collaborative pianist the Royal College of Music, London.”