Laszlo Barki Resume

      The violinist, teacher and director of 2 Artist Managements László Barki was born 1958 in Vienna. He descends from a Hungarian musicians´ family (both parents were violinists).
From the age of 6, he was taught by his father and between 1968 and 1972 he sing with the famous Vienna Boys Choir.
In 1970 and 1972 he was a prize winner at the Jugend Musiziert competitions.

First he did not like to practice that much, but his father was very strict. 1974, when he became a student of the Music High School and the Academy of Music, he began to play in the School and Academy Symphony Orchestras. He loved it that much - also being able to perform at the student concerts which were held regularly in the famous "Golden Hall" of the Musikverein - like his father as concert master o the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, that he decided to become a professional musician. This formerly quite lazy boy found his real interest and love in music...
In 1974-1978 he studied violin and viola at the Music Academy/University of Vienna with Prof. Sivo and Prof, Führlinger.
His life as a professional musician started quite early, already at the age of 16, when he received his first contracts at the the legendary Waltz Orchestra at the Stadtpark under Prof. Staar and the renowned Operetta Orchestras of Baden and Bad Ischl - that was a good training.
László Barki also formed chamber groups and organised first gigs for his fellow students, most of whom later became his colleagues and top artists in the music scene.
In 1977 the famous violinist Prof Alber Kocsis invited him to perform with his Westdeutsche Kammersolisten and appointed him to Prof. Max Rostal, who accepted him as his student in Cologne.
Laszlo Barki moved to Germany and until 1981 continued his studies there, also in Chamber Music with Prof. Igor Ozim. At the same time László Barki studied Psychology and Philosophy at the Dortmund University.

1978 - 1981 he was employed as concert master of the Westdeutsche Kammersolisten and as a teacher at the Musikschole Borken.
In that time Laszlo Barki regularly attended master courses as active student f. e. with Wofgang Schneiderhan, Wolfgang Brainin and Gerhard Hetzel.

1981 he returned to Vienna and was an extra with most of the major Viennese Orchestras. Also he joined prominent ensembles, mostly in a leading position.
At a master course, the former prominent President of the Vienna Philharmonic, Prof. Otto Strasser, heard him play and promised to appointed him to that famous orchestra. Totally unexpected, only a few weeks later, a dream became true when he really was invited for an audition and then became a permanent extra of the Vienna State Operas/Philharmonic!
1983 he completed his Violin studies in Budapest with Prof. Kocsis, also having been his assistant teacher.
1985, after an audition for the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra , until 2005 he hold the poition as 2nd Violinist and at the same time he taught at the Vienna Conservatory.
For many years he had the pleasure, to play regularly in the First Violin section of the Vienna Courtchapel / Hofmusikkapelle, which consists only of members of the Vienna Philharmonic and is the oldest orchestra of the world.

In 2005 Laszlo Barki left Vienna and became a Professor at the Nippori Academy of Music in Tokyo, besides which he studied Arts Management. He also was active as soloist and chamber musician.
In 2009 László Barki returned to Vienna and since has been active in Austria and worldwide, performing Early Music, Classical, Romantic and typical Viennese works. Since he is also active as the director of his 2 fine Artist Managements: "Vienna Music -& Orchestra Management" and the "Euegio Arts Management".
He feels much honoured working together with great artists and to be able also to represent them as their Artist Manager. His goal is always to be a kind of Ambassador of Humanism, who builds bridges between the different cultures and thus can convey the messages of the arts.

László Barki is proud of his son Andy (born 1985) and his Philippina wife LinLin.

Updated:  March 29, 2012

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