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Anita Farkas

was born in 1983 in Budapest and grew up in Turkey. She belongs to the most talented flautists of her generation. Music journalists attest to this, praising the young, award-winning Hungarian's “enormous virtuosity and diversity of sound.
She studied initially at the Conservatory and subsequently at the Music Academy of the Anadolu University in Eskişehir (Turkey), studying with Özlem Koçyiğit. In 2004 she moved in order to continue her flute studies with Prof. János Bálint at the Academy of Music in Detmold, and in 2008 she graduated with a Diploma. At the start of 2012 she passed the Concert Exam in Detmold with the highest distinction (1.0). She is currently enrolled in the Chamber Music Master programme at the Folkwang University of Arts Essen, Germany.
Anita Farkas has been awarded various prizes and awards including first prize in the soloist category at the Anadolu University Competition (Turkey), second prize at the 4th International Flute Competition in Krakau (Poland, 2008) and 1st prizes in both the DAAD and the Academy of Music Detmold (2008) Competitions. In 2011 she received the Advancement Award by the GWK (Society for the Funding of Westphalian Cultural Work). She has played with renowned ensembles and orchestras including the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (MCO), Dortmund Philharmonic,  Symphony Orchestra Münster and the Hungarian State Opera. As a soloist she has performed with the BM Duna Symphony Orchestra (Budapest), Wroclaw Chamber Orchestra (Poland),  Bratislava Chamber Orchestra (Slovakia) and also the Prague Symphony Orchestra.