Klara Bahcall, Violin & Viola
Klara Fenyö Bahcall was born in Budapest, Hungary. She graduated from the Bela Bartok Conservatory of Music with a degree in Violin Performance and received her Performance Artist and Pedagogy Degree from the famous Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary, where she studied with Szemyon Sznitkovsky, student and later successor of David Oistrach as the Head of the Moscow Conservatory. 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 soloist of the Hungarian National Radio.
Klara Fenyö Bahcall is actively concertizing and has given recitals as a soloist and chamber musician, and had several solo appearances with orchestras 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. Ms. Bahcall was invited a number of times to perform on the prestigious "Monday Evening Concert Series" of WFMT, Chicago, Chicago's classical music radio station and will be the guest artist of this concert series on October 21st, 2013. She has given performances as a guest artist at the Green Lake Festival, and in September of 2012 the International Jewish Festival in Hungary opened its concert program with Ms. Bahcall's violin performance where she was re-invited for the sixth time as a featured soloist.
Ms. Bahcall has been the Concertmaster of the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra for 11 years and performed several violin concertos and other major solo works with the orchestra.
Professor Bahcall teaches violin, viola and Chamber Music at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where she is also the director of the String Festival. Since 2000 she has served as the Music Director of "Chamber Music Week at the Clearing," an intensive chamber music program for adults in Door County, Wisconsin.