Dániel Hodos, violin
Dániel Hodos (violin), 18, was born in Hungary and began playing the violin at the age of eight. He was admitted to the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest in 2017, where he studied with Miklós Szenthelyi. In 2021, he began his studies at the Colburn Music Academy in Los Angeles as a Kohl Scholarship recipient, and is currently a student of Joan Kwuon.
Dániel has won numerous awards in national and international competitions, including winning 1st prize in the XV. Koncz János Violin Competition and 2nd prize in the 2017 Ilona Fehér International Violin Competition. In 2020, he was selected as the grand prize winner of the Danubia Talents International Music Festival and Competition, and also performed as a finalist in the Leonid Kogan International Competition. Most recently, he was selected as a semifinalist in the 2022 Cooper International Violin Competition in Cleveland, Ohio. As a winner of this year’s Colburn Academy Concerto Competition, Daniel will perform Sarasate’s Navarra for two violins with Ashley Tsai and the Colburn Academy Virtuosi in April 2023.
Dániel has appeared as soloist with several major Hungarian orchestras, such as the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, MÁV Symphony Orchestra, Zuglo Philharmonics, Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, and the Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra. He has also performed in masterclasses led by renowned musicians such as Midori, Paul Kantor, Kirill Troussov, Danielle Belen, Alexander Markov, Mimi Zweig, Barnabás Kelemen, and Katalin Kokas. In addition, this past summer, Dániel had the opportunity to attend the Meadowmount School of Music, where he studied with Gerardo Ribeiro.
Receiving the Award will support Dániel in covering college audition costs, in giving him the opportunity to attend a summer program in 2023, and by providing him with a new violin bow to carry him through college and into the professional field.