The Austrian artist with Hungarian roots, Eszter Haffner is one of the most exciting and respected violinists of our time. Over the last 30 years, she has been captivating audiences around the world with her distinctively rich sound, superb musicianship and outstanding interpretations. She has established close relationships with the most prestigious conductors and orchestras.
Since 2000 she has been professor for violin at the Royal Academy of Music Copenhagen (Denmark), at the University of Art in Graz, from October at the MDW in Vienna, Austria, as well as a visiting professor at the Royal College London, the Sibelius Academy Helsinki, the Franz Liszt Academy Budapest, at the Academy of Music Oslo, Shanghai Conservatory, Shanghai Middle School, JMC Jerusalem,Shanghai Conservatory,UCLA, USC, Colburn and Tijanjin Conservatory. She was Jury member at many international violin competitions as: Spohr Competition Germany, Isang Yung Competition Korea, Piccolo Magico Violin Competition Italy, Andrea Postacchini Competition Italy, Szymanowsky,Competition Poland, Baczewich Competition Poland, Serguei Azizian Competition Denmark, LIVE Music Now Austria, Singapur Violin Competition, Brahms Competition Austria etc.
Eszter plays the “ex Hamma Segelmann” Violin by Nicola Bergonzi 1780 on loan to her courtesy of the National Bank of Austria.
Her strings are kindly sponsored by „Larsen Strings“, her bow by Mr. Charles Shih and her CD recordings by NEIRO Productions, Vienna.