Vilmos Olah

Vilmos Oláh (born in 1975) is a Hungarian classical violinist.

Oláh has performed as a soloist on four continents. In addition to his appearances at numerous festivals and in many of the world's music capitals, he has also served as an ambassador of Hungarian culture in countries less frequently visited by classical musicians, such as Cuba, Vietnam, Qatar, Thailand, Lebanon, China and Taiwan. As a guest professor, he has held courses at institutes of musical education in Beijing, Buenos Aires, Taipei, Havana, Saigon, Hanoi, Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata,etc.

 He has been active as a concertmaster since 1990, leading the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, the Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok, and the MAV Symphony Orchestra.

 In 2005, he joined the Liszt Award-winning Auer String Quartet, with whom he recorded all ten of László Lajtha's quartets as well as the composer's chamber music for piano and strings.

 Since 2010, he has led both the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Siam Philharmonic Orchestra as first concertmaster. 


 János Koncz Violin Competition, 1986, first prize

János Koncz Violin Competition, 1989, first prize

Mozarteum Summer Academy, Salzburg, 1991, first prize

János Koncz Violin Competition, 1992, first prize

Pacem in Terris International Music Competition, Bayreuth, 1992, first prize

Grand Luc Adolph Violin Competition, Luxembourg, 1995, first prize

Leó Weiner Chamber Music Competition, Budapest, 2000, first prize (string trio category)

Leó Weiner Chamber Music Competition, Budapest, 2000, first prize (sonata category)


Awards and Recognitions

 Lajtha Award, 2010

Dohnányi Award, 2013

Ferenc Liszt Award, 2018

Emmy Award, 2018

Honoray Member of Japan String Teachers Association (JASTA),

Thai Music Educators Association ( TMEA)

Honorary Advisor of

Association De Musique Asie (ADMA)


 The Violin Alone (an American biographical film developed through the PBS television network, 2017)


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