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Marika Acs

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Marika Sofia Acs (1987) was born into Hungarian Finnish musician family and started playing the violin at the age of four. She made her early studies at the Oulu Conservatory and later at the East-Helsinki Music Institute.


During 2005-2008 Marika was studying at the Sibelius-Academy under professors Paivyt Meller and Yoshiko Arai. In 2009 she continued her studies under the guidance of prof. Gordan Nikolic (leader of the LSO) and started her BMus degree in 2010 at the Rotterdam Classical Music Academy (Codarts) with Mr. Nikolic and Olga Martinova.

Since 2012 Marika studied also with Boris Brovtsyn and Krzysztof Smietana at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London receiving her BMus (Hons) degree in 2014.

Ms. Acs was studying at the Schola Cantorum in Paris between 2014-2016 with prof. Alexandre Brussilovsky pursuing Cycle Superior obtaining her diploma in 2016 with the mention "Tres Bien".

 


Ms. Acs has participated many international masterclasses and festivals in Finland, Europe, UK and U.S.A. and she has been working with such names as Gyorgy Pauk, Miriam Fried, Pavel Vernikov, Mikhail Kopelman, Roman Simovic, Anton Sorokow and Hagai Shaham.

Marika is a passionate chamber musician. She has been a member in several long-term chamber groups (string quartet, piano trio) and studied in Finland, Europe and in the U.S.A. with such teachers as David Soyer (Guarneri Quartet), Charles Castleman, Chilingirian Quartet, Belcea Quartet, Sander Sittig, Teemu Kupiainen and Marko Ylonen.
Ms. Acs has performed solo and chamber music at important venues in Finland, Europe, UK and U.S.A. (including Merkin Hall and Kimmel Center in New York).
In 2002 already at the very young age Marika won the 1st prize at the national Erkki Melartin chamber music competition in Finland with her piano trio. During the same year she made her first recording to the Finnish broadcasting company (YLE).
In 2011 Ms. Acs was fortunate to be chosen as a laureate of the Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds. She has the privilege to play on a fine instrument on loan (Pasquale Ventapane, 1819).
2012 Ms. Acs was awarded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation (Suomen Kulttuurirahasto).

During spring season 2013 Ms. Acs played as a member of the LSO (London Symphony Orchestra).