Mihály Stefkó - first violin - orchestra musician
Mihály was born into a musical family in Zakarpattia Oblast in Ukraine in 1987. He began his musical studies at the Petőfi Sándor Music School in Uzhhorod, where he performed his first concert with an orchestra aged ten. At the age of 12, he was accepted into the Franz Liszt Academy of Music's School For Exceptional Young Talents. He then continued his studies in the academy's music training department, where his teachers included András Csontha, Zsófia Környei, Sándor Devich and János Rolla. He completed a degree in music and teaching in 2011, and also participated in master classes from Joseph Kopelman, Itzhak Rashkovsky and György Pauk. Since 2009, he has been a founding member and the first violinist of the Szerványszky Quartet, and has also participated in master classes from András Keller and Pichler Günter. In 2010, he won first prize in the Leo Weiner National Chamber Music Competition, and also took third place in the Leoš Janáče International Competition in the same year. In 2011, he received a special prize in the international Sándor Végh String Quartet Competition. He has performed with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and the Budapest String Quartet. He was a performer in the Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra until 2019. Since 2019, he has been a first violinist in the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra.