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Katalin Viragh

Artist Teacher

Music Theory

The Hartt School
860.768.5154 F 342F
Education

The Liszt Music Academy (University) of Budapest

The Béla Bartók Conservatory of Budapest


Katalin Viragh has been member of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra since 1993. Mrs. Virágh is a frequent guest clinician and lecturer at numerous colleges, universities and school systems throughout the United States.  Among her teachers was the famous Russian violinist Semyon Snitkovsky and the outstanding master pedagogue of the Kodály movement, Melinda Kistétényi.

Katalin Viragh has played with excellent professional orchestras from all around Europe, such as the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Hungarian National Opera House, Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife, Spain, Opera House of Verona, Italy, and Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, cooperating with internationally recognized soloist and conductors such as Yo-Yo-Ma, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Montserrat Caballe, Jose Carreras, Alfredo Kraus, Eva Marton, Samuel Ramey, Andrea Bocelli, Jean Pierre Rampal, Maurice Andre, Kung-Wa Chung, Zoltán Kocsis, Jenő Jandó, Andras Schiff, Vladimir Spivakov, Victor Pablo Perez, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Giuseppe Patane, Antal Dorati, and Lamberto Gardelli.

As a studio musician, she has played on numerous movie soundtracks the music of Jerry Goldsmith and others.

Since she moved to United States, Katalin Viragh has performed with Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Springfield Symphony, and Plymouth Philharmony (MA), and has performed around New England with the Viragh Trio, which she founded, and others.

As a pedagogue she has a selected number of students in her Private Studio. Recently, as a soloist, she has been performing on CD and DVD Presentations of Summer Faculties of the Kodály Teacher Training Institute at New England Conservatory in Boston, MA. She is a permanent summer faculty at the following institutions: Omaha State University in Omaha, NE; Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, NE; New England Conservatory Boston, MA; Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO; Wichita State University, KS; International Summer Chamber Music Festival at St. Mark’s School, MA.