Kristóf Baráti


Having spent much of his childhood in Venezuela where he played as soloist with many of the country’s leading orchestras, Kristóf Baráti returned to Budapest to study at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and was later mentored by Eduard Wulfson, himself a student of Nathan Milstein and Yehudi Menuhin.

The artist has performed at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, at London’s Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Has played with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de France, the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the BBC Scottish Symphony, BBC Philharmonic and Hague Philharmonic orchestras. He performs regularly with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra both in Russia and on tour around the world including in the USA and China.
A regular recital and chamber music player, Baráti has performed with Mischa Maisky, Yuri Bashmet, Enrico Pace, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Zoltán Kocsis and Kim Kashkashian among others. In 2016 he made a sensational debut at the Verbier Festival when he performed the complete solo sonatas and partitas by Bach.

Artistic Director of the Kaposvár International Chamber Music Festival (Hungary).

Baráti has an extensive discography which includes five Mozart’s concerti, the complete Beethoven’s and Brahms’ sonatas with Klára Würtz, and Ysaÿe’s solo sonatas for Brilliant Classics as well as Bach’s sonatas and partitas for solo violin on the Berlin Classics label.

In 2014 he received Hungary’s highest award in the field of art – the Kossuth Prize (before Baráti this prize was awarded to András Schiff, György Ligeti and Iván Fischer).

The artist plays Stradivarius’ “Lady Harmsworth” (1703), by kind arrangement with the Stradivarius Society (Chicago).
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