13 December 2016
Christmas Concert: Dalibor Karvay (violin) with piano accompaniment by Daniel Buranovský, to mark the end of the Slovak Presidency / The Republic of San Marino
Slovak virtuoso Dalibor Karvay began playing the violin at the age of three, under the guidance of his father. In 2000 he began to study at the Vienna Conservatoire under Professor Boris Kuschnir. He also studied at the Žilina Conservatoire and the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst (University of Music and Performing Arts) in Graz. He completed his studies at the Academy of Arts (Faculty of Performing Arts) in Banská Bystrica. His major achievements include first place at the International Meeting of Young Musicians in Córdoba (1996), the Young Musician of the Year award at the Eurovision Young Musicians contest (2002), first place at the Tibor Varga Competition (2003), the New Talent award of the International Rostrum for Young Performers (2005), and first place at the David Oistrach Competition in Moscow (2008).