Anna Dovak grew up near Budapest in Hungary. She moved to the UK in 2014 and is a fluent English speaker. Anna began taking violin lessons when she was just five years old. In 2005, when she was just nine, she won the international award for best instrumental soloist. Anna went on to win the award for a second time in 2007, earning her a coveted place at Szent Istvan (St. Stephen’s) Conservatory in Budapest. There she studied violin performance to grade eight level, and also studied music theory and composition. All the while Anna was taking private lessons to further supplement her studies. She began teaching violin herself at the age of nineteen and bases her teaching on the world-renowned Kodaly approach, which takes a logical child-centred view of learning. Anna moved to the UK in 2014 and studied BTEC level 3 music performance at Gower College. She currently performs with the Swansea Community Orchestra, Irish folk band Moongazer, and also hosts her own solo concerts. With her college course completed in 2017, Anna is now teaching violin privately at Neath Music Academy.
Here’s a clip of Anna performing Meditation by Jules Massenet.