Dóra Kokas

Cello

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Dóra Kokas is geboren in 1992 en is reeds een van de meest toonaangevende cellistes van haar generatie. Ze studeerde aan de Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in Budapest bij Professor Miklós Perényi. Daarna volgde ze les aan de Razumovsky Academy in Londen in de klas van Oleg Kogan. Ze volgde masterclasses bij János Starker, Mischa Maisky, David Geringas, Steven Isserlis, Gary Hoffman, Jens Peter Meinz en anderen…

Dóra is prijswinnaar van meerdere internationale wedstrijden, zoals recent de 1e prijs in de Internationale “Hamburg-Debut”  Wedstrijd, de 2e prijs in de Internationale Johannes Brahms Wedstrijd in 2016 en 2 speciale prijzen in de Pablo Casals Wedstrijd in Budapest in 2014. In 2015 ontving ze de Gundel Artist Prijs en later dat jaar won ze de Junior Prima Prijs. In december 2014 won ze de Liszt Academy Soloist Competition Prijs. In 2013 ontving ze de Martin Trust Scholarship.

Dóra treedt regelmatig op als soliste, met orkest en in recitals, alsook in kamermuziekensembles. Haar partners in kamermuziek zijn onder meer: Joshua Bell, Ferenc Rados, Zoltàn Kocsis, Nicholas Altstaedt, Maxim Rysanov, Vilde Frang, Barnabas Kelemen, Ilya Gringolts, en vele anderen.

Ze heeft opgetreden in enkele zeer belangrijke concertzalen in Europa zoals: de Wigmore Hall in Londen, Berlin Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonie, Rachmaninov Hall Moskou, Budapest Liszt Academy Grand Hall, Mozarteum Salzburg, Teatro Malibran Venetië, alsook in recitals in Londen, Verona, Ljubljana, Klagenfurt, Brussel, Budapest en Pécs.

Dóra is stichtend lid van het succesrijke Kelemen Quartet (2010-2015), één van de belangrijkste ensembles van Hongarije. In 2015 heeft ze het kwartet verlaten om zich toe te leggen op de verdere uitbouw van haar solo carrière.


Dóra Kokas was born in 1992 and is already one of the leading cellists of her generation. She studied at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in Budapest with Professor Miklós Perényi. She then attended Razumovsky Academy in London in the class of Oleg Kogan. Dóra took master classes with János Starker, Mischa Maisky, David Geringas, Steven Isserlis, Gary Hoffman, Jens Peter Meinz and others …

Dóra is prize winner of several international competitions, such as recently the 1st prize in the International “Hamburg-Debut” Competition, the 2nd prize in the International Johannes Brahms Competition in 2016 and 2 special prizes in the Pablo Casals Competition in Budapest in 2014. In 2015 she received the Gundel Artist Prize and later that year she won the Junior Prima Prize. In December 2014 she won the Liszt Academy Soloist Competition Prize. In 2013 she was awarded the Martin Trust Scholarship.

She regularly performs as a soloist, with orchestra and in recitals, as well as in chamber music ensembles. Her partners in chamber music include: Joshua Bell, Ferenc Rados, Zoltàn Kocsis, Nicholas Altstaedt, Maxim Rysanov, Vilde Frang, Barnabas Kelemen, Ilya Gringolts, and many others.

She has performed in some very important concert halls in Europe such as: Wigmore Hall in London, Berlin Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonie, Rachmaninov Hall Moscow, Budapest Liszt Academy Grand Hall, Mozarteum Salzburg, Teatro Malibran Venice, as well as in recitals in London, Verona, Ljubljana , Klagenfurt, Brussels, Budapest and Pécs.

Dóra is a founding member of the successful Kelemen Quartet (2010-2015), one of the most important ensembles in Hungary. In 2015 she left the quartet to focus on the further development of her solo career.