Chair supported by Sonja Drexler
Katalin Varnagy was born in Hungary and came to the UK in 1997 to study with Gyorgy Pauk at the Royal Academy of Music. She has won several prizes, including first prize at the Hungarian Flesch Karoly Competition, the Craxton Chamber Music Prize at the Royal Academy of Music, the David Martin/Florence Hooton Concerto Prize and the Roth Prize for the best final exam (violin).
She has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Hungary and has broadcast on Hungarian radio and television, Radio Suisse Romande and BBC Radio 3.
She was a member of the international prizewinning Carducci String Quartet and held the position of Sub-Principal First Violin in the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. She joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2003, and in 2010 was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.