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IC Davorin Jenko 2017

Laura Levai Aksin


Flute Jury


‘Laura Levai Aksin is an exceptional flute player and musician. I recall with great joy her interpretation of Bach’s Sonata in e-minor as well as the piece of K. Stockhausen’s In Freundschaft, which were interpreted magnificently by her as a solist.‘ – Aurele Nicolet, Basel 1993

Laura Levai Aksin was born in Subotica. She graduated and completed her master’s studies at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in ciass of Professor Marijan Egić, and she continued her studies in Paris with Professor Claude Lefebvre and Professor Patrick Gallois. She further enriched her knowledge by attending numerous master classes held by renowned soloists and pedagogues. Laura won the first and special prizes at the republic and federal competitions in Serbia and the former Yugoslavia. She was awarded at the competition of Musical Artists of Yugoslavia in Zagreb. At the Sixth International Tribune of Composers in Belgrade she was awarded with first prize for interpretation of contemporary works. As a soloist she has performed with numerous symphonic and chamber orchestras in Serbia and abroad. She has held a number of recitals in Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, France, Belgium, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Russia, Portugal, Greece, and Israel. Laura has performed at many prestigious festivals: NOMUS (Serbia), Zagreb bienalle (Croatia), Opatija Music Festival (Croatia), Music Festivities in Subotica and Sombor (Serbia), Summer Festival in Herceg Novi (Montenegro), Theatre City Budva (Montenegro), Belgrade Flute Fest (Serbia), BELEF (Serbia), Europhonia in Zagreb (Croatia), Sabato Serra in Torino (Italy), Kotor Art Festival (Montenegro), Paris Autumn Festival (France), Berlin Modern Art Festival (Germany), European Avant-garde Festival in Lepzig (Germany), Festival d’Avignon (France), Bekesi Flute Festival (Hungary), Festivals in Patras and Afitos (Greece), Days of new music in Split (Croatia) etc. Laura Levai Aksin is solo flutist of Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra. She has served as a solo flutist in the Opera Orchestra of the Serbian National Theatre, The Chamber Orchestra Camerata Academica in Novi Sad, as well as of the ensemble for new music Musica Viva.

During her stay in France, she acted as a member of the Tickmayer Formatio and Theatre Jel ensembles, as well as the Orlean Flute Orchestra. She is a member of the Chamber Trio with Rita Kinka (piano) and Marko Josifoski (violin), the Flute Trio “Density“ and the Wind Quintet Synergia 5. For the last three decades, Laura has been cooperating with pianist Iris Kobal. She has made recordings for a number of radio and TV stations in the region, including Hungarian TV, Czech TV, RTV Dortmund and RAI. Music publishing houses Recommended Records and SLAM Production from the UK, EOS from Austria, Visio Mundi, SKC from Novi Sad have released a compact disc with her recordings. Currently she is teaching flute as a full professor at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad and the Academy of Arts in Banja Luka. She has given a large number of master classes and served as a jury member at numerous domestic and international competitions and festivals.