Jakob Koranyi

Winner of 2nd Grand Prix and special prize for best interpretation of the Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 at the Rostropovich Competition in Paris in 2009, Jakob Koranyi has emerged as one of the most interesting young Scandinavian artists of today.

He has been awarded prizes and scholarships from numerous international festivals and foundations, such as the Prix d'Honneur and Ferminich Prize at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland . He has also won all the major Swedish competitions including the prestigious Swedish Soloist Prize in 2006 that launched his debut recording with works by Brahms, Britten, and Ligeti to great critical praise.

Highlights of this season include solo appearances with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, concerts at the Verbier Festival, as well as his New York debut at Lincoln Center ’s Alice Tully Hall. As a chamber musician, he has performed with artists such as Yuri Bashmet, Miriam Fried, Kim Kashkashian, Leonidas Kavakos, Denis Kozhukhin, Mischa Maisky, Lawrence Power and Julian Rachlin. He regularly plays in duo with Denis Kozhukhin. He also starts a whole US tour with Ivana Ristova in cities such as New York, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, Forth Worth, Las Vegas, Miami.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree and soloist diploma from the Edsberg Institute of Music with Torleif Thedéen, he earned a post-graduate diploma from The Northern Royal College of Music with Ralph Kirshbaum and studied three years at the Konzertexamen program at the Musikhochschule Köln with Frans Helmerson. He is currently studying at the Soloklasse program in Hannover with Tilmann Wick.

A member of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center ’s CMS Two program, Mr. Koranyi plays an I. Gratiani cello from Venice 1752.