Abigel Kralik


Abigel Kralik

Hungarian-American violinist Abigel Kralik is quickly gaining attention as “a shooting star in the truest sense of the word” (Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk Kultur). Abigel began playing the violin in Dublin Ireland, and continued her musical journey in Budapest, Hungary. After briefly studying in Paris she now calls New York her home. As a passionate soloist and chamber musician, Abigel has appeared with the Savaria and MAV Symphony Orchestras as well as the Szentendre and Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestras and frequently performs with Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players at Lincoln Center.

Abigel has won top prizes at the New York International Artists Association, Vienna International Music Competition, Rising Stars (Berlin) Grand Prix, Talents for Europe International Competition, and Koncz Janos competition. She also has appeared as a featured artist at the Verbier, Clasclas, Budapest, Krzyzowa and Moritzburg and Prussia Cove Festivals, as well as the Perlman Music Program and Festival Mozaic. Kralik has collaborated with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Guy Braunstein, Vilde Frang, Viviane Hagner, Hsin-Yun Huang, Maxim Rysanov, Jan Vogler, and Gary Hoffman.

Abigel studied with Kristóf Baráti in Budapest and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Itzhak Perlman and Laurie Smukler. She was awarded the Kovner Fellowship for all six years.

For the 20-21 Season Abigel has many exciting projects on the horizon including a release of a series of recordings encompassing all of the Beethoven quartets, sponsored by Project: Music Heals us. She will perform Sibelius concerto with the Mexico Philharmonic under the baton of Scott Yoo and will give a world premier of a piece for solo violin by Horacio Fernández. She is the Artist in Residence at Festival Mozaic in California, which includes curating and performing solo and chamber music recitals this season.  Abigel is the founder and musical director of a new year-round concert series in New York in partnership with the Hungarian consulate that brings together musicians and audiences in intimate settings to explore the music of Eastern Europe.

Past performances featuring Abigel Kralik:

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