Reka Szilvay

  • Professor, S/Jouset ja kamarimusiikki, Sibelius Academy
  • +358504772860


Finnish born violinist Réka Szilvay, with Austrian-Hungarian roots, has performed as a soloist and chamber musician all over Europe, Asia, South America and the USA. She appeared as soloist with all major Finnish orchestras as well as with the London Philharmonic, the Mariinsky Orchestra St. Petersburg, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg in the most prestigious concert halls, including Musikverein Wien, Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg, Tokyo Suntory Hall, National Concert Hall Taipei, Symphony Hall Birmingham, London Barbican Concert Hall, Kölner Philharmonie and Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. As a chamber-musician she has performed in Konzerthaus Wien, Carnegie Hall New York, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall London, Cité de la Musique Paris, Megaron Concert Hall Athens and Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels.

Among the radio stations, which have broadcast Réka Szilvays performances are the BBC, Radio France, Arte TV France, the Austrian ORF, the Finnish YLE and the Hungarian MRT. Her debut CD “The 7 Seasons” (Warner Records) received enthusiastic reviews and response, and her recital record “The Roaring Twenties” (Alba Records) was similarly praised by the international media.

Since 2006 Réka Szilvay has been Professor of Violin at the Sibelius Academy/Uniarts Helsinki.