Hungarian-American violinist Hajnal Pivnick has developed a career as a performer and curator promoting community-driven music by modern and living composers.
Her work has been recognized through foundational support from New Music USA, the Barlow Endowment, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She is co-artistic director of Tenth Intervention, a collective of musicians that explores intersection of performance and experiential art, and its potential to reflect social issues.
As a soloist and chamber musician she has performed in festivals, conferences, and concert series in the United States, Cuba, and Europe. She attended Carnegie Mellon University, studying with Andrés Cárdenes, and received her master’s degree from the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary, studying with Eszter Perényi.
Hajnal is a member of the violin faculty at Interlochen Arts Camp, Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, Greenwich House School of Music, and Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center, and frequently works as a chamber music coach with the Face the Music/Kronos Quartet program.
Recent projects include the albums: Electric Bands, on innova Recordings (D. J. Sparr, Brianna Matzke, Momenta Quartet, Kristina Bachrach); and Pentaptych, (Ryan Lott), commissioned by the Philbrook Museum of Art and presented Tulsa Ballet.
Photo by Andy Strong