Katalin Viszmeg is a native of Makó, Hungary, playing the violin at an early age. By the age of 12, she had already appeared as a soloist and chamber musician on Hungarian National Radio. Ms. Viszmeg received top prizes at the Hungarian National Violin Solo Competition, the Hungarian National Chamber Music Competition, and also garnered a top prize at the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition held in Boston.
As a soloist, Ms. Viszmeg performs with various ensembles in Hungary, Italy and the United States, including the Béla Bartók Youth Orchestra, Sándor Frigyes Chamber Orchestra, Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, and the Hartt Symphony. In her concerts, her concerto repertoire ranges from Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to Sibelius and Chausson.
Ms. Viszmeg is the principal violinist of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, and works with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber player, Ms. Viszmeg debuted at Carnegie Hall as a member of the Sylveen String Quartet. She collaborated with clarinetist and two-time Grammy Award winner, Larry Combs, as well as members of the Amelia Piano Trio, the Alturas Duo, and the New World Trio. It was during her collaborations with the New World Trio she formed the Kelet Duo with pianist Pi-Hsun Shih. They enthusiastically promote music from the areas of the world they hail from — Eastern Europe and East Asia.
Ms. Viszmeg earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Budapest at the prestigious Franz Liszt Music Academy. She also completed an Artist Diploma as part of the 20/20 Chamber Music Program at the Hartt School. Ms. Viszmeg is the winner of the Paranov Concerto Competition at the Hartt School where she currently instructs violin in the Community Division. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Connecticut College. Her teachers include Györgyné Baranyai, István Kertész, Márta Gulyás, Dénes Zsigmondy, Anthea Kreston, and Mickey Reisman.