Orchestra Leader - Csilla Eszter
Csilla is a violin player and teacher. She was born in Budapest, Hungary. She began her violin studies at the age of 4, with the great violin teacher Klara Bartos. Csilla played her first performance as a solo player with orchestra at the age of 10. She won the Junior Violin Competition in Budapest in 1980. She then entered the Béla Bartók Conservatory at the age of 12 to study with Prof. Eva Toth.
After graduating from high school, Csìlla studied the violin at the Pedagogy course of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, as a student of Prof. Anna Bacher, receiving her diploma in 1991. She filled a position in the Ernö Dohnányi Youth Orchestra in the same term. She also studied at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest and took her MA degree in the Kodály method in 2006. Csílla studied psychology at the University Faculty of Education and Psychology.
She taught for 17 years in the Bence Szabolcsi School of Music with the Colourstrings method, which is based on the philosophy of the great Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly. lt was an important part of Csilla's work to participate the Colourstring Music Educational programme in Hungary. She has played in many orchestras incuding Budapest Strauss Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Hungarian Radio, Duna Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Operetta Theatre, Femina Chamber Orchestra. She has also participated in many studio recordings with orchestra. Csilla has participated in courses held by famous musicians such as Ruggerio Ricci, Itzhak Perlman, Sándor Végh, Dénes Zsigrnondy, Istvan Ruha and Leonard Bernstein.
Since 2011 she has been a member of the Dublin Orchestral Players and the Hungarian Chamber Choir Amica Voce. She also currently teaches music for children in kindergartens and creches.