BFO
Budapest Festival Orchestra

Ágnes Csoma

viola

Ágnes Csoma was born in Budapest in 1971. She began learning the violin at the age of 7 at the Leó Weiner Music School, and continued her violin studies in 1985 at the Béla Bartók Conservatory. However, she switched to viola in her final year and graduated from the class of Ferenc Kertész. In 1990 she went on to study at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, first under György Konrád and then László Bársony. She learned chamber music from Sándor Devich, Ferenc Rados, György Kurtág and András Mihály. Having been a member of the Dohnányi Youth Orchestra, Ágnes spent years performing regularly with the Ferenc Erkel Chamber Orchestra and the Weiner-Szász Chamber Orchestra. Alongside Anneke Boeke, she was a founding member of the Baroque chamber music orchestra ‘Ensemble Cantilene’, having been with the Budapest Festival Orchestra since 1996.

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