Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A Conversation with Filip Pogady, virtuoso violinist

BORN IN BRATISLAVA (SLOVAKIA), FILIP MOVED WITH
HIS FAMILY TO AUSTRIA AS A CHILD AND BEGAN HIS
VIOLIN STUDIES AT AGE 7. JUST ONE YEAR LATER HE
WAS ADMITTED TO THE BRUCKNER CONSERVATORY
PRE-COLLEGE IN LINZ.  HE GAVE HIS FIRST RECITAL AT
AGE 10 AND MADE HIS SOLO DEBUT WITH AN ORCHESTRA
AT AGE 11 AT THE WIENER KONZERTHAUS IN VIENNA
AFTER WINNING THE FIRST PRIZE AT THE TSUSUKI VIOLIN
COMPETITION.  HIS THREE-TIME PARTICIPATION IN
AUSTRIA'S NATIONWIDE MUSIC COMPETITION
“PRIMA LA MUSICA” GARNERED HIM THREE FIRST PRIZES.

AFTER BEING INVITED BY PINCHAS ZUKERMAN PERSONALLY
TO STUDY WITH HIM, MR. POGÁDY FOLLOWED EARNED
HIS MASTER'S DEGREE IN VIOLIN PERFORMANCE AT THE
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, WHERE HE WAS
AWARDED A FULL SCHOLARSHIP. SINCE THEN HE HAS PERFORMED
IN CONCERT VENUES SUCH AS LINCOLN CENTER,
RUDOLPHINUM PRAGUE, WIENER KONZERTHAUS,
SLOVAK PHILHARMONIC HALL, TEL AVIV OPERA HOUSE,
BRUCKNERHAUS LINZ, LE POISSON ROUGE, ED SULLIVAN
THEATER AND THE APOLLO THEATER. HIS TV APPEARANCES HAVE
INCLUDED THE “LATE SHOW” WITH DAVID LETTERMAN AND
A GUEST STARRING ON LOUIS CK'S POPULAR TV-SHOW
“LOUIS,” WHERE HE ACTED AS A SUBWAY VIOLINIST.

FILIP  PLAYS A 1704 ALESSANDRO GAGLIANO VIOLIN, 
GENEROUSLY LOANED TO HIM BY AN ANONYMOUS DONOR.

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