Eszter Krulik

Eszter Krulik(1979, violin, viola)  was born in Budapest and started playing the violin at the age of seven. She was educated at various specialist music schools in Budapest before entering the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music where she is currently working on her Doctoral Program (DLA). Whilst a student there she received the Scholarship of the Hungarian Republic. In 2000 she spent a year at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, and in 2004 she received a RSAMD Endowment Trust International Scholarship which enabled her to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.

Whilst a student in Hungary, she attended violin masterclasses with Dénes Zsigmondy, András Keller, György Pauk and Gyula Stuller, and chamber music masterclasses with Gábor Csalog, Péter Csaba and Imre Rohmann. Her particular interest in contemporary and modern music lead her to participating in numerous European festivals like the Luzern Festival under the artistic direction of Pierre Boulez in 2006, 2008 and 2009. In 2011 she was awarded the Artisjus Prize for her activities in new music performances in Budapest.

In 2013 she became a member of Ostravská banda with which she performed in the German Radio Cologne, New York, Ostrava Days and New Opera Days Ostrava, Prague Spring and at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. As a soloist she has appeared with Nederlands Symfonieorkest, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Glasgow Chamber Orchestra. Since 2005 she has been a member of the Budapest Chamber Symphony. Besides, as a freelancer she is busy in playing chamber music. In the season 2012/13 she had been invited to be the guest concertmaster in Slovak State Philharmony Orchestra in Košice and since 2014 she has held this position in Máv Symphony Orchestra, Budapest.

In 2011 she founded her string quartet called Krulik Quartet which was awarded Maurice Ravel Prize in France in 2012. On regular basis, the quartet cooperates with the Hungarian Radio.





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