Biography

Olívia Farkas

Western Music
Cello Teacher

Born in Hungary in 1987 into a family of professional musicians, Olívia Farkas started the cello aged 5 at the music school of Varpalota, Hungary.

By the age of 11, Olivia had won first prizes at prestigious international competitions for young cellists such as „Antonio Janigro" (Croatia), "Dotzauer" (Germany) and „Liezen" (Austria).

After winning the national cello competition in Hungary along with an additional special prize, Olivia Farkas was invited in the year 2000 into the "class of young talents" at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in Budapest to study with Professor Csaba Onczay. She also studied 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 in Bloomington, USA (Summer String Academy) with Maestro Janos Starker.

She continued to be successful in international competitions, twice winning first prize at the "David Popper International Competition - Varpalota, Hungary". She won Zoltán Kodály price at the 18. International Summer Academy.

She appeared often in masterclasses with renowned professors such as Antonio Meneses, Gery Hoffmann and Frans Helmerson, Gustav Rivinius, Patrick Demenga, Alexander Baillie, Daniel Veis.

In 2011, she graduated with the highest result at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary.

In 2013 she won the cello audition in Qatar, Doha, and from 2014 started working at Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. She currently works as a cello teacher at Qatar Music Academy's Western Department. 

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