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Laura Levai Aksin

Born in Subotica, renowned flutist is currently a full professor at the Academy of Arts of the University of Novi Sad and a solo flutist of the Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra. She graduated and got her MA degree from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in the class of Prof. Marijan Egić. She continued her studies in Paris, in classes held by Prof. Patrick Galois and Prof. Claude Lefebvre and graduated them with ”1er prix de superieur” and ”1er prix d’exellence a l’ unanimite du jury” awards. Laura also attended a number of master classes held by renowned soloists and pedagogues, such as Aurele Nicolet and Jacques Castagnet. She is the winner of first and special prizes at republic and federal competitions and she was also rewarded at the Competition of Music Artists of Yugoslavia in Zagreb. At the 6th International Composers Review in Belgrade, she won the first prize for interpretation of contemporary works. As soloist, she has performed with many symphony and chamber orchestras in the country and abroad. She also held many recitals and chamber concerts in the former Yugoslav countries, as well as in France, Belgium, Great Britain, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Russia, Portugal, Greece, Israel and Spain.

Laura Levai Aksin has performed at many renowned art events such as NOMUS Festival, BEMUS Festival, Zagreb Music Biennale, Yugoslav Composers Review in Opatija, music Festivals in Subotica and Sombor, summer festivals in Herceg Novi, Budva, (City Theatre) and Kotor, Flute Festival in Belgrade and Belgrade Summer Festival. She also performed in Zagreb (Europhonia), Turin (Sabato Serra), on Festivals in France (Paris, Avignon), Patras and Aphitos (Greece), Festival of Contemporary Art in Berlin, Festival of European avant-garde in Leipzig, flute festivals in Bekes (Hungary) and Zagorje ob Sava (Slovenia), Days of New Music in Split, Youth Music Summer Academy (YMSA) in Debrecen (Hungary) and the Croatian Flute Academy in Karlovac.

Laura Levai Aksin is a solo flutist of Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra and she also played at the same position in the Opera Orchestra of the Serbian National Theatre, Camerata Academica chamber orchestra (Novi Sad) and Musica Viva ensemble for new music. During her stay in France, she was a member of Tickmayer Formatio and Theatre Jel ensembles as well as of the Orleans Flute Orchestra. Currently, she is a member of Ensemble NS Chamber, duet with a guitar player Zoran Krajišnik, Density Flute Trio, Synergia 5 wind quintet. Laura Levai Aksin made recordings for many radio and television centres in the region, including Hungarian TV, Czech RTV, RTV Dortmund, and RAI. She has recorded CDs for Recommended Records and SLAM Production from Great Britain, EOS from Austria, Visio Mundi and SKC from Novi Sad, etc.

Laura is involved in teaching as a full professor of flute at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad and she was teaching for years at the Academy of Arts in Banjaluka. She has held a large number of master classes and as a jury member, she is present at international and national competitions and festivals.

Laura Levai Aksin

Rođena u Subotici, naša ugledna umetnica na flauti danas je redovni profesor na Akademiji umetnosti Univerziteta u Novom sadu i solo flautistkinja Vojvođanskog simfonijskog orkestra. Diplomirala je i magistrirala na Akademiji umetnosti u Novom Sadu, u klasi prof. Marijana Egića. Studije je nastavila u Parizu, u klasama profesora Patrika Galoaa i profesorice Klod Lefebr i diplomirala sa „1er prix de superieur” i „1er prix d’exellence a l’ unanimite du jury”. Usavršavala se na brojnim majstorskim kursevima kod renomiranih solista i pedagoga, kao što su Orel Nikole i Žak Kastanje. Dobitnica je prvih i specijalnih nagrada na republičkim i saveznim takmičenjima, a nagrađena je i na Takmičenju muzičkih umetnika Jugoslavije u Zagrebu. Na šestoj Međunarodnoj tribini kompozitora u Beogradu dodeljena joj je prva nagrada za interpretaciju savremenih dela. Kao solista je svirala s mnogim simfonijskim i kamernim orkestrima u zemlji i inostranstvu. Održala je veliki broj resitala i kamernih koncerata u zemljama bivše Jugoslavije, kao i u Francuskoj, Belgiji, Velikoj Britaniji, Holandiji, Nemačkoj, Švajcarskoj, Italiji, Mađarskoj, Slovačkoj, Češkoj, Rusiji, Portugalu, Grčkoj, Izraelu, Španiji.

Nastupala je na brojnim uglednim umetničkim manifestacijama, između ostalih, na Nomusu, Bemusu, Muzičkom bijenalu u Zagrebu, Jugoslovenskoj tribini kompozitora u Opatiji, muzičkim svečanostima u Subotici i Somboru, letnjim festivalima u Herceg Novom, Budvi („Grad teatar”) i Kotoru, Festivalu flaute u Beogradu i Beogradskom letnjem festivalu, zatim u Zagrebu („Europhonija”), Torinu („Sabato Serra”), na festivalima u Francuskoj (Pariz, Avinjon), Patrasu i Afitosu (Grčka), Festivalu modernih umetnosti u Berlinu, Festivalu evropske avangarde u Lajpcigu, festivalima flaute u Bekešu (Mađarska) i Zagorju ob Savi (Slovenija), Danima nove glazbe u Splitu, na Letnjoj muzičkoj akademiji (YMSA) u Debrecinu (Mađarska) i na Hrvatskoj flautističkoj akademiji u Karlovcu.

Laura Levai Aksin je solo flautiskinja Vojvođanskog simfonijskog orkestra, a svirala je na istoj poziciji u orkestru Opere Srpskog narodnog pozorišta, orkestru „Camerata Academica” (Novi Sad) i ansamblu za novu muziku „Musica viva”. Za vreme boravka u Francuskoj bila je član ansambala „Tickmayer Formatio” i „Theatre Jel” i orleanskog Orkestra flauta. Član je ansambla „NS Chamber”, dua s gitaristom Zoranom Krajišnikom, trija flauta „Density” i duvačkog kvinteta „Synergia 5”. Snimala je za mnoge radio i TV centre u regionu, Mađarsku TV, Češku RTV, RTV Dortmund i RAI. Snimila je kompakt-diskove za „Recommended Records” i „SLAM Production” iz Velike Britanije, „EOS” iz Austrije, „Visio Mundi”, SKC iz Novog Sada itd.

Bavi se pedagoškim radom kao redovni profesor flaute na Akademiji umetnosti u Novom Sadu, a godinama je predavala i na Akademiji umjetnosti Univerziteta u Banjaluci. Održala je veliki broj majstorskih kurseva, a kao član žirija prisutna je na međunarodnim i domaćim takmičenjima i festivalima. 

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