Katalin Viszmeg is a native of Hungary, playing the violin at an early age. Ms. Viszmeg received top prizes at the Hungarian National Violin Solo Competition, the Hungarian National Chamber Music Competition, garnered a top prize at the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition held in Boston, and the winner of the Paranov Concerto Competition at the Hartt School.
Ms. Viszmeg is the principal violinist of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. As a chamber player, Ms. Viszmeg debuted at Carnegie Hall as a member of the Sylveen String Quartet. She collaborated with clarinetist and two-time Grammy Award winner, Larry Combs, as well as members of the Amelia Piano Trio, the Alturas Duo, and the New World Trio. It was during her collaborations with the New World Trio she formed the Kelet Duo with pianist Pi-Hsun Shih. They enthusiastically promote music from the areas of the world they hail from—Eastern Europe and East Asia.
As a soloist, Ms. Viszmeg has performed with various ensembles in Hungary, Italy and the United States, including the Béla Bartók Youth Orchestra, Sándor Frigyes Chamber Orchestra, Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, and the Hartt Symphony.
Ms. Viszmeg earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Budapest at the prestigious Franz Liszt Music Academy. She also completed an Artist Diploma as part of the 20/20 Chamber Music Program at the Hartt School. Ms. Viszmeg is currently on the faculty of the Hartt School Community Division.
Music influences enriches human beings in many ways emotionally, mentally, and physically. We teachers have the privilege and responsibility to make our students appreciate music, find their own voice, and become better humans.
I am passionate about teaching and love to work with students of all ages and levels. I place great importance on building a strong foundation of technique while carefully nurturing the soul of the students by providing a nonjudgmental environment where they are able become musicians who can express themselves freely. As a teacher I cherish every step of a student’s progress. My goal is that my students feel good and enjoy what they play, and in case they decide to go into music, they will have the ability to do so. I believe in constant improvement as a teacher and seek opportunities to become better every day.