ROBERT LAKATOS began studying violin at the age of seven in his hometown of Novi Sad, mentored by his father Imre Lakatos. As the youngest violin student in the history of the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Lakatos completed his undergraduate and master studies under the renowned pedagogue Dejan Mihailovic. He continued his formal education at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) under Professor Rudolf Koelman, where he was awarded a scholarship for the exceptionally talented musicians by the Swiss Lyra Foundation. Lakatos has attended master classes and study programs held by the world's leading violinists, among them being Shlomo Minz and Itzhak Rashkovsky within the Keshet Elion Camp (Israel), Aaron Rosand at New York's Summit Music Festival, as well as Pavel Vernikov and Roman Simovic. Currently, he is studing with Julian Rachlin at Konservatorium Wien.
Among numerous first and special prizes Robert has won at national and international competitions, the most notable ones are the first prizes from the following international competitions: Pablo Sarasate (Pamplona, Spain, 2015), Mary Smart Concerto Competition (New York, 2013), Societe Generale Serbia (Belgrade, 2009), as well as the second prizes at Jeunesses Musicales Romania (Bucharest, 2012) and Andrea Postacchini (Fermo, Italy, 2012). Robert Lakatos develops his concert career as a soloist and chamber musician, performing as a soloist with numerous orchestras in Europe, Israel and the United States. Robert Lakatos has made recordings for radio and TV stations in the country and abroad. He was awarded the Best Young Artist by the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina (2006) and the Vojvodina Academy of Arts and Sciences. Lakatos holds the position of Violin Associate Professor at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. He plays the violin of Svetozar Bogdanoski and the bow made by Vladimir Radosavljevic.
Robert Lakatos plays Peter Infeld and Thomastik Vision solo.
"I've been using them for years and I love the way my violin sounds with them. They have a wonderful feel under the fingers and they produce a powerful and rich sound. I am very proud to be part of the Thomastik–Infeld endorsed artist familly."