Gabriella Takácsné Nagy


She started to learn the violin at the age of five under the tutelage of her father in Miskolc and continued her studies at Bartók Béla Secondary School of Music. At the National Koncz János Violin Competition she won a special prize twice. She graduated from Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music as the student of Béla Bánfalvi, András Mihály, Ferenc Rados and Márta Gulyás, earning her degree as a violin artist and teacher in 1994.

In the same year she was awarded with the Gosztonyi Award. In 1991 she won the first prize at the Weiner Leó Chamber Music Competition as the violinist of the Amabile String Quartet. She participated in numerous tours and master courses abroad with the ensemble, including the courses offered by the artists of the Amadeus Quartet in London.

She gave a lot of concerts as a member of the Auer String Quartet and Forrás Chamber Music Workshop. Since 2003 she has been participating in the work of Budapest Festival Orchestra. With a few years of interruption, she has been the musician of the Budapest Strings since 1994, currently being its principal violinist.