Abigel Kralik, violin
American-born, Hungarian violinist, 20 year old Abigel Kralik began violin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the age of four, and continued her studies for three years in Dublin, Ireland before moving to Hungary. As a student of Eva Acsne Szily, she won numerous first-place awards, including a first and grand prize at the national Koncz János competition in 2010. She entered the Liszt Academy of Music’s Young Talents Program in 2011; soon thereafter she was accepted into the Perlman Music Program. In spring 2012, Abigel won first place at the international competition Talents for Europe, in Dolny Kubin, Slovakia. In 2013, she began studying under Kristóf Baráti. Abigel has performed as a soloist with several orchestras throughout the world, most recently with the Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra. She has performed with acclaimed musicians such as Vilde Frang, Nicholas Altstaedt and Maxim Rysanov. Her most recent accomplishments include winning first prize at the New York International Artists Association, joining the artist roster of Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players and being invited as an Academy Artist at the Verbier Festival. In the fall of 2018, Abigel made her Carnegie Hall debut as a soloist. She now studies at The Juilliard school under the tutelage of Itzhak Perlman and Laurie Smukler where she is a proud recipient of the Kovner Fellowship.