Vilmos Csikos - violin

Vilmos Csikos Vilmos Csikos

Presentation :

Vilmos Csikos

Date of birth:  08.09.1996

Instrument:  violin

Nationality:  Belgian

Competition:  Belfius Classics, 2011

Prize:  1st Prize

Contact:  through the EMCY Office

Vilmos Csikos was born in Budapest (Hungary). In 2001 he moved to Belgium where he started to play violin two years later at the age of 7 at the Tchaikovsky Music School with Prof. Igor Tkatchouk. He has continued his violin studies with Mr Yossif Ivanov.

In recent years Vilmos has received numerous prizes at national and international competitions. In March 2004 he won his first competition at the Didier Nowe Contest in Brussels. One year later he was awarded 1st prize and gold medal at the European Competition for Young Soloists (UGDA) in Luxembourg and in May 2006 he received 3rd prize at the Kocian Violin Competition in Czech Republic. In 2007 he even won three 1st prizes at the 'FLAME' in Paris, the 'Postacchini' in Italy and the 'Remember Enescu' in Sinaia (Romania). The following year he became first prize winner at the 'Bravo!' in Brussels and second prize winner again at the Kocian Violin Competition in Czech Republic. In the following two years he was awarded four more 1st prizes at the 'FLAME' in Paris (May 2009), the 'Rotary Brueghel' in Brussels (April 2010), the 'Cavatina' in Namur (Belgium, May 2010) and the European Competition for Young Soloists in Luxembourg (November 2010). At the Belfius Classics in November 2011 he received 1st prize and participated in the gala concert of the Belfius Classics competition with the chamber orchestra Aria under Etienne Rappe on 10th March 2012.

In addition to his participations in competitions Vilmos also has taken part in master classes with Augustin Dumay and Joshua Epstein and has given concerts. He has collaborated with the Ensemble Orchestral 'Young Soloists' from Belgium and the chamber orchestra Aria under Etienne Rappe, to name but a few.



J. S. Bach, Partita No.1 in B minor (Tempo di Borea – Double)

J. S. Bach, Partita No.2 in D minor (Giga)

J. S. Bach, Partita No.3 in E Major (Prelude)

N. Milstein, Paganiniana

N. Paganini, Caprices (Op. 1, Nos. 9, 13, 16, 17, 20 and 24)

L. Pigeolet, Echos Systèmes

H. Wieniawski, Etudes-Caprices (Op. 18, Nos. 1 and 5)

H. Wieniawski, 'La Cadenza' Caprice No.7 (Op. 10)

E. Ysaye, Sonata for solo violin 'Les Furies' (Op. 27, No. 2, fourth movement)

With piano

L. van Beethoven, Sonata No. 9 in A Major 'Kreutzer' (Op. 47, first movement)

G. Enescu, Adagio

D. Kabalevsky, Concerto in C Major (Op. 48, first movement)

F. Kreisler, Caprice Viennois (Op. 2)

F. Kreisler, Prelude and Allegro in the style of Pugnani

E. Lalo, Spanish Symphonie (Op. 21, first and fifth movement)

W. A. Mozart, Adagio in E Major (K. 261)

W. A. Mozart, Concerto No. 1 in B flat Major (K. 207)

N. Paganini, 'La Campanella' from Concerto No. 2 in B minor (Op. 7, third movement)

N. Paganini, Moses Fantasie

N. Paganini, Cantabile

N. Paganini, Non piu Mesta (Op. 12)

M. Ravel, Tzigane

P. de Sarasate, Carmen Fantasie (Op. 25)

D. Shostakovich, Ballet Suite No. 2 (Spring Waltz)

P. I. Tchaikovsky, Valse-Scherzo (Op. 34)

H. Vieuxtemps, Tarantella (Op. 22, No. 4)

F. Waxman, Carmen Fantasie

H. Wieniawski, Polonaise de Concert (Op. 4, No. 1)

H. Wieniawski, Scherzo-Tarantella (Op. 16)

H. Wieniawski, Legende (Op. 17)

H. Wieniawski, Fantasia on Themes from Gounod's 'Faust' (Op. 20)

H. Wieniawski, Concerto No. 2 in D minor (Op. 22, first movement)

Chamber music

L. van Beethoven, String Quartet No. 4 (Op. 18, first movement)

F. Schubert, Death and the Maiden (first movement)

D. Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 10 (Op. 118, second movement)

P. I. Tchaikovsky, String Quartet No. 1 (Op. 11, second movement)

With orchestra

J. S. Bach, Double violin concerto in D minor (BWV 1043)

M. Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor (Op. 26)

A. Corelli, Concerto Grosso No. 4 (Op. 6)

J. Massenet, Meditation from Thais

A. Vivaldi, Concerto for four Violins in B minor (first movement)

A. Vivaldi, The Four Seasons – 'Summer'


If you are interested in working with Vilmos, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.