Hungarian born violinist Orsolya Korcsolan has established herself as one of the most versatile artists, sought-after violin players and teachers of her generation. Her technical command and warm, compelling sound, combined with her spirit and elegant stage presence, have captured audiences around the world since her debut in New York.
Discovered and supported by the late Sir Georg Solti, the Juilliard alumna won numerous awards in New York before settling in the heart of the European music World in Vienna. Ms. Korcsolan shared the stage with artists such as Grammy Nominee clarinet player David Krakauer, Grammy Nominee and Echo Award Winner mandolin player Avi Avital.
As a soloist recently appeared with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and regularly leads the Kammersymphonie of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra on the stage of the world-renowned Musikverein in Vienna.
As an advocate of suppressed music Orsolya Korcsolan is an avid performer and researcher of composers and compositions silenced by the Holocaust. Ms. Korcsolan has served as an ambassador for the Jewish Summer Festival in Budapest and as artistic advisor and artist-in-residence for the Vienna Jewish Festival, the "Missing Links" concert series at the Holocaust Memorial Centre and the Budapest Goldmark Festival.
Both her critically-acclaimed albums "MOSAIC - Classical Jewish Compositions for Violin and Piano" and “KornGOLDmark – Works by Erich Korngold and Carl and Rubin Goldmark” were released by Solo-Musica München featuring the World Premiere recording of Rubin Goldmark's Plaintive Air (1916).
Ms. Korcsolan has recently opened the Gala Concert of the Jewish Art Days in Budapest at the Budapest Music Centre where she performed Karl Amadeus Hartmann's Concerto Funebre with Camerata Orphica conducted by Maestro Amaury du Closel. As a member of GanOr Trio Orsolya just finished touring in chamber music recitals in Milan, Trieste (Schulhoff Festival) and in Pisa (Nessiah Festival) among other Italian, Austrian and Hungarian cities and festivals.
Committed to education and sharing her passion for music Ms. Korcsolan founded the music school 'Musikschule in Wien' in 2014 and the Palais Palffy Masterclasses Vienna in the historical Palais Palffy in Vienna where she is committed to raise the next exceptional generation of young violinist.
Ms. Korcsolan was raised in Budapest and graduated (MA) first at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. She continued her studies at The Juilliard School in New York with Dorothy DeLay and Itzhak Perlman and received her second masters -Master of Music (MM) degree. While in New York she won the Dorothy DeLay Scholarship Award and the Cornelius Vander Starr Award, two prestigious prizes to further the development of outstanding talent. In addition to performing Ms Korcsolan also presents lecture performances while completing her PhD (Music of the Holocaust) at the Budapest University of Jewish Studies. Orsolya Korcsolan resides in Vienna with her husband, horn player Gergely Sugar, and her son Natan.