“The ideal soloist with an exquisite, confident tone, who always tries to impress the audience with his virtuosity” (P. Connors, Bachtrack), violinist Robert Lakatoš, won First Prize at the prestigious International Violin Competition in Pamplona, Spain in 2015. This young artist previously won First Prize at the Mary Smart Competition in New York in 2013 and the prestigious awards at the Andrea Postacchini Competition in Italy and the Jeunesses Musicales Competition in Romania. These successes opened the door to his international career on the world’s most renowned music stages.
Robert Lakatoš performed with the symphony orchestras of Navarre, Malaga, Madrid, Göttingen, Krakow, Monterey, Zurich, Istanbul, Ljubljana, and last but not least, with the Belgrade Philharmonic.
He has worked with some of the most eminent conductors of today such as Gabriel Feltz, Uroš Lajovic, James Judd, Manuel Hernandez Silva, Fabio Machetti, Nicholas Milton, Lior Shambadal, Anthony Witt, Philip Greenberg and many others.
Robert Lakatoš was born in Novi Sad in 1991. He grew up in a musical family, where his father, Imre Lakatoš, was his mentor. He later graduated in the class of Dejan Mihailović at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. He continued his studies at the University of Arts in Zurich, and at the same time specialized with top artists such as A. Rosand, J. Rachlin, R. Simović and R. Koelman. These experiences provided him with a lasting artistic quality that he developed by engaging in both concert and teaching activities.
Robert Lakatoš currently works as professor of violin at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. Since 2018, he has been the artistic director of the Robert Lakatoš Chamber String Ensemble, composed of the artist’s students, which aims to promote young violin virtuosos.
He is the winner of the “Iskra culture” award for 2017, a prize given by the Institute for Culture of Vojvodina, for contemporary creativity to a young artist under 35 years of age.
Robert plays the violin of Svetozar Bogdanoski with a bow made by Vladimir Radosavljević.
I had the great pleasure of working with Robert Lakatoš during the period when he was my student at the Zurich University of the Arts in Switzerland. Robert Lakatoš has an impeccable technique and a very emotional and touching musicality. I consider Robert Lakatoš as one of the most promising violinists of his generation. Rudolf Koelman
Robert Lakatoš is an exceptional violinist whose technique and temperament guarantee unforgettable music making. Aaron Rosand
He is one of the most promising young artists of his generation and his way of making music is in the style of the old tradition of playing the violin. Julian Rachlin