Agnes Langer

2nd Prize
23 years, Hungary

Ágnes Langer appeared on stage at the age of 11 performing Mendelssohn’s d-minor Violin Concerto and Mozart’s Violin Concerto Nr.3 with orchestra. 

In 2005, Ágnes moved to Germany to study with Prof. Anne Shih at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz. She is a laureate of a number of prestigious international competitions — Bartók National Violin Duo Competition (First Prize, 2006),  the Zathureczky National Violin Competition in Budapest (First Prize and a Special Prize for best performance of a Hungarian work, 2008), the First Yankelevich International Competition in Siberia (Third Prize and the Audience Prize, 2009) and others. In July 2012, she made her successful London debut in a recital of the entire Brahms Sonatas and the F.A.E. Scherzo with Pavel Kolesnikov at St. Johns Smiths Square. 

She has been performing in recitals in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Russia, Canada and England. She has played with top pianists including Jose Gallardo, Connie Shih, Pavel Kolesnikov, Giacomo Battarino and Nami Ejiri and has collaborated in concert with Roger Chase, Reinhard Goebel and other major artists. Ágnes also is a leading member of the Mainzer Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra whose CD, which featured Ágnes as soloist, garnered praise from the Gramophone and Neue Musik Zeitung magazines. 

In 2014 she won the ZIRP Scholarship for the year 2015.


I round 
Bach — Sarabande from Partita for Violin Solo No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
Paganini — Caprice, Op. 1, No 23
Mozart — Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 4 in D major, K.216, mov. I 

II round
Brahms — Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108
Ysaye — Sonata No. 3 («Ballade») in D minor, Op. 27
Bartók — Romanian Folk Dances 

III round
Shostakovich — Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in A minor, Op. 7