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Karol DANIS

SLOVAKIA

  • date of birth: 23rd of August 1993

  • studied violin first with his father, then at the Bratislava Conservatory, from 2006, with Prof. Jozef Kopelman; from 2012, at the University of Performing Arts in Graz, with Prof. Boris Kuschnir (violin) and with Prof. Chia Chou (chamber music)

  • attended masterclasses with Jozef Rissin, Gyorgy Pauk, David Takeno, Lydia Mordkovitch, Julian Rachlin, Krzysztof Wegrzyn, Thomas Brandis, Ivry Gitlis

  • performed as soloist with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Bohdan Warchai Chamber Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic and Slovak Rundfunk Orchestra, Staatskapelle Weimar, Grazer Philharmonie

Prizes: First Prize at the “Jaroslav Kocian” Competition and Winner of the Yamaha Competition in Vienna, 2016; First Prize and a Special Prize for the interpretation of a Wieniawski piece at the “Louis Spohr” Competition for young violinists in Weimar

Program:

First Round

Bach Adagio and Fugue from Sonata for Solo Violin No.1 in G minor

Mozart Violin Concerto no. 4 in D major K.218

Paganini Caprice No. 19

Second Round

Beethoven Sonata no. 6 in A major op. 30 no. 1

EnescuMénétrier” from Impressions d’enfance Suite op. 28

Brahms Sonata no. 3 in D minor op. 108

Semifinal

Franck Sonata in A major

Enescu Sonata no. 2 in F minor op. 6

Waxman Carmen Fantasy

Final

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor op. 64