Menuhin and Henryk Szeryng. In 2010 Baráti won the “Oscar of violinists”, the highly praised Paganini Competition in Mowscow.
Kristóf Baráti performs in important concert halls around the world with major orchestras (Deutscher Symphonie Orchester, Russian National Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, NHK Symphony Tokyo, Budapest Festival Orchestra, NDR Symphony Orchestra, etc.) and conductors (Kurt Masur, Marek Janowski, Charles Dutoit, Jiri Belohlavek, Valery Gergiev, Zoltán Kocsis, Gilbert Varga, Iván Fischer, Yuri Temirkanov, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Eiji Oue, Pinchas Steinberg, etc.). His chamber music partners have included Natalia Gutman, Gábor Boldoczki, Evgeniy Koroliov, Enrico Pace, Zoltán Kocsis, Mischa Maisky, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Kim Kashkashian, Dénes Várjon, István Várdai, Nikolai Lugansky, Ning Feng, to mention just a few.
In 2009 and 2010 he recorded the first two Paganini concertos and Bach’s complete music for solo violin for the Berlin Classics label. His recording of the ten Beethoven violin-piano sonatas with Klára Würtz was released by Brilliant Classics in 2012, the recording of all six solo sonatas of Ysaye in 2013, that of the three Brahms sonatas (also with Klára Würtz) in 2014. His CD with the Korngold Violin Concerto and Violin Sonata was released in 2015, the integral of Mozart works for violin and orchestra (Brilliant Classics) in 2016. His last CD “The Soul of Lady Harmsworth” released by the Hungaroton label features famous encores.
Kristóf Baráti has received several awards, including the Kossuth Prize, the most prestigious award of his native Hungary in the domain of culture. He gives regular master-classes at Pécs (Southern Hungary) and teaches at the University of Pécs. He is, together with the cellist István Várdai, artistic director of the Kaposfest International Chamber Music Festival in Hungary.
Kristóf Baráti plays the 1703 “Lady Harmsworth” made by Antonio Stradivarius, kindly offered by the Stradivarius Society of Chicago.
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