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Ágnes Polónyi

Ágnes Polónyi


Harpist Ágnes Polónyi graduated with a cum laude degree from the Liszt Academy in 2000, where she was the student of Andrea Vigh. She has always been an active participant at masterclasses given by Ion Ivan Roncea, Milda Agazarjan, Sioned Williams and Anna Lelkes. A contemporary performer at heart, she took part in Intermoduláció, the EAR Ensemble, Componensemble and UMZE productions. In 2009 she won the Artisjus Award for her contribution in presenting and popularizing contemporary Hungarian works of classical music. She started performing at the age of 16, as a soloist and a chamber musician, and took part in the Budapest Spring and Autumn Festivals, the Mini Festival, the Zemplén Festival and the Sziget Festival. She performed at the Liszt Academy’s Great Hall, the Old Music Academy, and in various cities in Hungary and abroad. Hungarian Radio regularly plays her chamber recordings, while her recitals have also been recorded by the Hungarian Television. She performed on countless CDs both a soloist and a chamber musician. In October 2005 she was one of the soloists at the Gödöllő International Harp Festival. That same year she received the Annie Fischer Scholarship from the Ministry of Education and Culture. She was a guest professor for the 2009-10 academic year at Graz University of Music and Performing Arts. She is the member of the Budapest Festival Orchestra since 2006, and the orchestra’s solo harpist since 2007. She was one of the winners of the 2009 Sándor Végh Competition. With the musical education of children and young people playing a central role in her life, she is a regular participant of the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s youth programs.