Ágnes started playing the
violoncello at the age of six. She graduated at the Franz Liszt
Academy of Music, Budapest in 2006. She earned DAAD scholarship and
studied under Maria Kliegel at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne,
In 2004 she won the Alpe Adria International Violoncello Competition
in Gorizia, Italy.
In 2007 she placed first at
the Beethoven Chamber Music Competition, London, UK.
In 2010 she was selected
among the best 13 cellist at the 5th Unisa International String
competition in South Africa.
She participated in the master courses of Ralph Kirshbaum, Tsuyoshi
Tsutsumi, Philippe Muller, Guido Schiefen, Alberto Portugheis, Martin
Lovett, Déri György and Gulyás Márta. She plays the baroque cello as
well, she is a member of Camerata Hungarica early music ensemble and a
permanent guest of Mandel Quartet. She received scholarship last year
to complete her study with Nick Tzavaras of the Shanghai Quartet at
the Montclair State University, USA.
In 2010 February she was selected for the Tanglewood Summer Music
Mr. Levy is an
internationally acclaimed pianist, has been called “first-class” by
the New York Times. He regularly appears as a soloist, and in
partnership with many of the world's leading singers and
instrumentalists. Mr. Levy is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of
Ohio. He is a founding member of the Hudson Trio, Kaleidoscope, the
New World Trio, the Manchester Chamber Players, the Breucklen Trio and
the award-winning Palisades Virtuosi.
Mr. Levy has taught at numerous colleges, and is currently an
instructor at Montclair State University, Kean University and the
Ridgewood Conservatory. He maintains an active and on-going
affiliation with the Manhatten School of Music, Julliard, and NJ PAC.