Tibor Kováč | Violin

Tibor Kovac was born in 1967 in Levice (Slovak Republic) and received his first violin lessons from his father at the age of four.

He studied at the Conservatory in Bratislava with A. Vrtel, at the Prague Academy with A. Moravec and the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with M. Frischenschlager and Boris Kushnir, furthermore he attended master classes with Zakhar Bron and Igor Oistrakh.

He became the winner of international competitions (M. Abbado, L. van Beethoven, J. Joachim) and since 1992, he is a member of the Vienna Philharmonic (Vorgeiger).

He appeared as a soloist, among others, with the Slovak Philharmonic, Slovak Radio Orchestra, the Virtuosi di Praga, Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Deutsche Berlin Symphony Orchestra and the Mariinsky Orchestra St. Petersburg at the international festival “The Stars of the White Nights 2007″ under the baton of Maestro Valery Gergiev.

As a chamber musician he performs all around the world (e.g. Musikverein Vienna, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall).

His discography comprises works by Vivaldi, Beethoven, Kreisler, all 24 Paganini-Caprici and Brahms Double Concerto togehter with Franz Bartolomey.

Tibor Kovac conducts master classes in Italy (L’Academia d’Arte Leuciana), in Salzburg and in Japan (Tokyo College of Music).

Tibor Kovac currently plays the Antonio Stardivari “ex Rawark” violin from 1724, which he was awarded by the Austrian National Bank.