Szilvia Hamar-Kovács


orchestra member, viola tutti
Member of the Hungarian State Opera since: 2013

Education and training:
Herman Ottó Primary School, Paks (1994-2002)
Pro Artis Primary Instititute of Arts Education, studies in violin (1994-2002)
Pécs High School of the Arts, studies in violin (2002-2006)
University of Pécs, Music Institute of the Faculty of Arts, qualified as a chamber violist and teacher of viola and (2006-2011)
University of Pécs, Music Institute of the Faculty of Arts, qualified as a violist (2011-2013)
Master classes:
Dr. Márta Svikruha, Kaposvár (2001)
Vilmos Szabadi, Pécs (2004)
Eszter Perényi, Baja (2005)
International Summer Music Academy, Pommersfelden, Germany (2008)
Barnabás Kelemen, Pécs (2010)
Kristóf Baráti, Pécs (2011)
Nobuko Imai, Pécs (2012)

Competitions:
Fourth National Collegiate Strings Competition - second place in the viola category (2008)
University of Pécs Intramural Competition - award of excellence for a chamber music performance (2011)
University of Pécs Intramural Competition - award of excellence for a chamber music performance (2012)
Ernő Dohnányi Chamber Music Conference and Competition, Debrecen - two awards of excellence and a special prize for individual achievement (2012)

Professional career:
Pannon Philharmonic, viola tutti, auxiliary (2008-2009)
Pannon Philharmonic, viola tutti, regular orchestra member (2009-2011)
Hungarian State Opera, viola tutti (2013-)
Major concerts:
National Gallery of Art and Hungarian embassy: chamber music concerts with violinist Vilmos Szabadi, Washington, D.C. (2009)
Óbuda Club: chamber music concert with violinist Vilmos Szabadi, Budapest (2011)
Great Calvinist Church of Debrecen: chamber music concert with violinist Vilmos Szabadi, Debrecen (2011)
Kodály Központ: chamber music performance with violinist Kristóf Baráti, Pécs (2011)
Budapest Spring Festival: chamber music performance with violinist Vilmos Szabadi and pianist Endre Hegedű, Budapest (2012)
Major recordings:
William Shield, string trios (Hungaroton), with violinist Vilmos Szabadi (2010)