With her recordings praised as “heartbreakingly beautiful” (Scene Magazine), “a sweeping experience” (Pizzicato), “full of emotions” (Crescendo Magazine), Hungarian-born violinist Orsolya Korcsolan has established herself as one of the most versatile and exquisite violinist and educator of her generation.
Her latest releases ‘Silenced’ on Deutsche Grammophon and Miguel Kertsman’s Concerto for Violin, Horn and Shofar with conductor Denis Russel Davis and the London Philharmonic Orchestra on Naxos are available worldwide as well as her recordings for Solo Musica München.
As a soloist of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra concert series Ms Korcsolan recently performed Kurt Weills Violin Concerto with great critical success. As a soloist, she also gave numerous world premieres of contemporary concertos for violin in Hungary, Austria and the UK. She has performed solo recitals and concertos in Austria, at the Vienna Konzerthaus and Musikverein, at the Raiding Liszt Festival, in the US among other venues at the Washington Stratmore Center, in Canada, Japan, Korea, France, England, Italy and in her native Hungary.
Ms Korcsolan held regular masterclasses in Vienna at the Vienna Summer Music Festival, in Hungary at the Young Musicians Summer Academy, in Bratislava as Ambassador of the Juilliard School, as well as in Tirana, Albania, Kuala Lumpur and George Town in Malaysia, Seoul and Daenjeon in Korea and Singapore.
Her chamber music partners included clarinetist, Grammy-Nominee David Krakauer, mandolin player, Grammy-Nominee and Echo-Winner Avi Avital. Ms Korcsolan held the position of concertmaster under conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Michael Tilson Thomas and Christoph Eschenbach. She has been recently appointed as artistic director and concertmaster of the Anna Rothschild Ensemble.
Discovered by the late Sir Georg Solti, the Juilliard alumna won numerous awards in New York before settling in Vienna. Ms Korcsolan graduated with distinction from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest with Eszter Perényi and Géza Kapás, then continued her studies at The Juilliard School in New York with Dorothy DeLay and Itzhak Perlman where she won the prestigious Dorothy DeLay and the Cornelius Vander Starr Awards.