Klara Bahcall, Violin & Viola
Klara Fenyö Bahcall was born in a family of musicians in Budapest, Hungary. After she graduated from the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music she continued her studies at the famous Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary as the student of Semyon Snitkovsky (who later became the Head of the Moscow Conservatory) and received her degree in Violin Performance and Pedagogy. Ms. Bahcall won a two-year full scholarship for postgraduate studies to the Banff Arts Centre, Canada, where she studied with numerous world-known artists and teachers. She won first place at the Hungarian National Violin Competition and was also the winner of the Budapest Chamber Music Competition. Until coming to the United States, she was the Concertmaster of the Hungarian National Opera and was soloist of the Hungarian Philharmonia Artist Management, as well as the Hungarian Radio.
Ms. Bahcall is actively concertizing and has given recitals and solo performances throughout Hungary, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States. She appeared numerous times on the Chazen Concert Series of the Wisconsin Public Radio in Madison; on the prestigious "Monday Evening Concert Series" of WFMT, Chicago, Chicago's classical music radio station; the Green Lake Festival, the Butler University Chamber Art Series and has been a repeat soloist with the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra of which she was the Concertmaster for eleven years. She has been invited to be a guest teacher of the Banff International Orchestra Festival, Canada. In September of 2012 the International Jewish Festival in Hungary opened its concert events with the recital of Klara Fenyö Bahcall. She has been featured numerous times as a guest soloist and recitalist of the International Jewish Festival, the Pecs Chamber Art Series. Just recently Ms. Bahcall returned from a concert tour from Slovakia and Hungary where she gave chamber music recitals with Noemi Maczelka, pianist.
Prof. Bahcall is the director of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh String Festival and since 2000 she has served as the Music Director of the "Chamber Music Week at the Clearing," an intensive chamber music program for adults in Door County, Wisconsin. She is a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, teaching violin, viola and Chamber Music.