Filip Pogády, violin Filip Pogády, violin

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Filip Pogády has been praised by the press for the beauty of his tone and his “lightning-like virtuosity”. He has earned a reputation for performing a wide range of music across the genres, from the classical violin repertoire to Rock and Electronic.
Filip Pogády gave his solo debut with orchestra at the age of 11 at the Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna after winning the 1st prize at the Tsusuki Violin Competition as the youngest contestant.
He participated three times at Austria’s nationwide music competition “Prima la Musica” and won the 1st prize each time. He was also honored with special prizes by the Austrian String Society and the Raiffeisen Bank for extraordinary results at this competition.
After being invited by Pinchas Zukerman personally to study with him, Filip Pogády followed his advice and earned his Master’s Degree in Violin Perfomance at the Manhattan School of Music, where he was awarded a full scholarship. Since then he has performed in concert venues such as the Rudolphinum Prague, Wiener Konzerthaus, Slovak Philharmonic Hall, Tel Aviv Opera House, Brucknerhaus Linz, Ed Sullivan Theater and the Apollo Theater.
Pogády gave his solo debut with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra at age 17 and has played with this orchestra regularly since. Collaborations with other orchestras include the Prague Chamber Orchestra, Bohemia Symphony, Konzertverein Linz and Vienna Conservatory Orchestra.
TV apperances include the “Late Show” with David Letterman and a guest starring on Louis CK’s popular TV-show “LOUIE” where he acted as a subway violinist.
As a firm believer that music should be available to everyone, Filip Pogády joined Yehudi Menuhin’s “Live Music NOW!” Foundation, which is dedicated to bring music to orphanages, nursing homes, prisons and hospitals. Pogády has played over 20 recitals for “Live Music NOW”.
Pogady decided to take this concept to the next level and has been performing the Sonatas and Partitas by J.S.Bach in the New York City subway throughout his studies at the Manhattan School of Music until present.
“Most of these people have never heard this kind of music before, and yet it touches them on a basic human level, because this music is just SO good”, he says.
Born in Bratislava (Slovakia), Filip moved with his family to Austria as a child and began his violin studies at age 7. Just one year later he was admitted to the Bruckner Conservatory Pre-college in Linz. He gave his first recital at age 10.
Pogády plays on a 1704 Alessandro Gagliano violin, generously loaned to him by an anonymous donor.