I am not exaggerating when I say that, whatever I achieved as a musician, I owe more to Leó Weiner than to anyone else. ... To me, he remains an outstanding example of what a musician should be.

Sir Georg Solti
Márta Ábrahám

Márta Ábrahám

School for Exceptional Young Talents, Strings Department

Violin as Main Subject

Academic degree, university position: DLA habil., senior lecturer
 
Studies:
Béla Bartók Secondary School of Music, studied under Natasa Sós
Franz Liszt Academy of Music, studied under Professors Dénes Kovács, Ferenc Rados (graduated in 1996)
Mozarteum, Salzburg – 2-year scholarship (at Ruggiero Ricci's invitation)
Guildhall School, London – 2-year scholarship, under professor David Takeno
She was a regular participant of master classes by famous musicians like György Pauk, Nathan Milstein, Loránd Fenyves, György Kurtág, Vladimir Spivakov.
DLA master degree at Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, 2013.
 
Teaching experiences:
In 2005 she joined the Franz Liszt Academy of Music
 
Visiting lectureships, master courses:
Masterclass at the Zebegény Soloist Workshop every year since 2010
 
Major concerts:
As a soloist she performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Netherlands Radio Symphony, the Belgian Radio Orchestra, the European Sinfonietta, the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, the Budapest Strings, the MÁV Symphony Orchestra and artists like Yehudi Menuhin, Kobayashi Ken-Ichiro, Tamás Vásáry, Gergely Bogányi, Helmuth Rilling and Ádám Fischer.
She had concerts in North and South America, Japan, she is regularly invited to many renowned music festivals, and she has been a soloist in significant concert halls like the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Berlin Philharmonie and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.
 
Orchestra memberships:
She was the first concert master of the Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, and she worked as a guest concert master with famous orchestras like the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nederland Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of Birmingham Symphonic Orchestra.
2005 to 2009: first concert master of the Hungarian Radio Symphonic Orchestra
2009, Founder, concertmaster and artistic director of Ábrahám Consort Baroque ensemble
 
Recordings:
Numerous radio recordings and albums, four solo CDs
On her latest CD she performs as the soloist of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the album is produced by Philips Classics. Sándor Balassa's Violin Concerto was published by Hungaroton on CD
Youtube channel

Publications:

Books:
Excerpts from Eternity, The publication contains a book with a full analysis of the Ciaccona BWV 1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach, together with a CD recording of the Partita r.2
Title of the Hungarian version: „Részletek az örökkévalóságból„

Sheet music:
Johann Sebastian Bach Fugue in C major for Solo Violin BWV 1005 “Pentecoste” Volume I.  (Illustrated with coloured notes, figures, and explanations based on Urtext edition)
J. S. Bach: Ciaccona BWV 1004 (Roll of sheet music)
J. S. Bach Ciaccona BWV 1004 (Practising score)

Website of the publications

Awards, honours:
1984: 1st prize, János Koncz National Violin Competition in Szombathely
1987: 1st prize, János Koncz National Violin Competition in Szombathely
1991: 1st prize, Károly Flesch National Violin Competition in Mosonmagyaróvár
1993: 4th prize, Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in England
1994: 1st prize, Jenő Hubay National Violin Competition in Budapest
1994: 1st prize, Ede Zathureczky Memorial Competition in Budapest