I am Anna Lilla Székely, I was born in Budapest, Hungary in 2003. I started playing the violin at the age of six. I have participated in numerous national competitions obtaining 1st and 2nd prizes. In 2016 I was selected for the “Virtuózok” talent show in Budapest. In 2017 at the age of 13 I was admitted to the “gifted young students’ class” of the Franz Liszt Music Academy of Budapest. In the same year, I was chosen among the 16 finalists to compete at the renowned 2nd “Il Piccolo Violino Magico” international violin competition in Italy. I started my first year of Bachelor degree in September of 2022 at the Franz Liszt Music Academy of Budapest, with Professor Miklós Szenthelyi and I have also been admitted to the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot in Paris, where violinist Liana Gourdjia is supporting my instrumental development.
I had the chance to participate in great violinists’ and professors’ masterclasses, such as Dora Schwarzberg, Kristóf Baráti, György Pauk, Gyula Stuller, Kirill Troussov.
Furthermore, I have had the opportunity to perform as a soloist accompanied by important orchestras several times, for instance, I played Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto’s 1st movement in the Grand Hall of the Music Academy of Budapest, accompanied by the MÁV Symphonic Orchestra.