The Harrison-Frank Family Foundation

Kryštof Kohout

Having recently made his Carnegie Hall debut recital, Czech violinist Kryštof Kohout regularly performs as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe and the USA. He has performed at venues including Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Musikverein Vienna and festivals such as Gstaad Menuhin Festival, International Chamber Music Festival Plovdiv, Smetana Days, Schiermonnikoogfestival and Nordlysfestivalen.

Kryštof made his solo debut at the Barbican Hall playing the Berg Violin Concerto aged 21 and as a laureate of the Bartók World Competition in Budapest, he has recently performed the Beethoven Concerto in the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy with the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist he has also collaborated with the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra, Moravian Chamber Soloists and London Classical Orchestra. His performances have been broadcast on international radio and TV including the Czech Radio & TV, Dutch Concert Radio as well as the BBC.

An avid chamber musician, Kryštof is a founding member of the Fibonacci Quartet, who perform widely throughout the UK and Europe. Recent winners of the Kirckman Award, Royal Over-Seas League Competition and Cavatina Chamber Music Competition, the quartet are currently fellows at the International Institute for Chamber Music in Madrid under the guidance of Günter Pichler (leader of the Alban Berg Quartett). The quartet has also recently received the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Henderson Chamber Ensemble Award.

Kryštof is currently studying at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama as a full scholarship student with professor David Takeno (Eugène Ysaÿe International Chair of Violin). Aside from his formal studies, he has worked with masters such as Midori, Leonidas Kavakos, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Pierre Amoyal and Josef Špaček and attended international courses including IMS Prussia Cove and Kronberg Violin Masterclasses.

Kryštof is grateful for the generous support he receives through the Help Musicians Parikian Award, Countess of Munster Trust, Hattori Foundation, Harrison-Frank Family Foundation and Velehrad London.