“An ideal soloist of luxurious, confident tone, who manages to impress the audience at all times with his virtuosity.” (P. Connors, Bachtrack)
A violinist, Robert Lakatoš has received the first prize award at a prestigious international violin competition in Pamplona, Spain in 2015. Prior to that, this young artist had won the first prize award at Mary Smart competition in New York, 2013, as well as esteemed awards in competitions such as Andrea Postacchini in Italy and Jeunesses Musicales in Romania. These successes have opened the door to his international music career at renowned world stages.
Robert Lakatoš performed with symphony orchestras of Navarra, Malaga, Madrid, Göttingen, Krakow, Monterey, Zurich, Istanbul, Ljubljana, Novi Sad as well as with Belgrade Philharmonic.
He worked with eminent conductors of today, such as Gabriel Feltz, Uroš Lajovic, James Judd, Manuel Hernández Silva, Fabio Machetti, Nicholas Milton, Lior Shambadal, Antoni Wit, Philip Greenberg, Aleksandar Marković and many others.
Robert Lakatos was born in Novi Sad, Serbia in 1991. He grew up in a family of musicians, mentored by his father – Imre Lakatos. He later graduated in the class of professor Dejan Mihailović at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. He continued his studies at the Zurich University of the Arts, and at the same time honed his skills with top-tier artists such as A. Rosend, J. Rahlin, R. Simović and R. Koelman. These experiences enabled him to develop a permanent artistic quality that he continues to elevate by working on concerts and educational activities at the same time.
Robert Lakatos is currently employed as Violin Professor at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. As of 2018, he is the artistic leader of Robert Lakatos Chamber String Ensemble consisting of his students, the goal of which is to promote young violin virtuosos. He won The Culture Spark award in 2017, a recognition of Institute for Culture of Vojvodina awarded for modern art to a young artist under 35. Robert plays a violin made by Anthony Stradivari in 1709 from the private collection of a famous bow maker Vladimir Radosavljević, whose bow he also uses.
“I have had the great pleasure to work with Robert Lakatos during the years he was a student in my class at the Zurich University of the Arts in Switzerland. Robert Lakatos has often shown a flawless technique along with a very emotional and touching musicality. In my opinion, Robert Lakatos is one of the most promising violinists of his generation.” Rudolf Koelman
“Robert Lakatos is an exceptional violinist with technique and temperament to make a performance memorable.” Aaron Rosand
“He is one of the most promising young artists of his generation and his way of playing is in the style of old traditional violin playing.” Julian Rachlin