Ildiko Moog, violin – Born in Hungary, she started her music and violin education when she was six years old at the Zoltan KODALY Music School. Her graduated from higher education from the Budapest Bela BARTOK Conservatory and began working with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra. She was awarded first prize at the Weyner LEO and Belgrade Violin Competitions. Following this, she won third prize at one of the world’s most prestigious competitions, the ARD Violin Competition held in Munich. She left Hungary in 1972 and joined Prof. Tibor VARGA’s masterclass in Germany with a scholarship, where she began working with Varga and graduated in 1975 with the highest degree. She played with many orchestras in Germany as a soloist and gave countless concerts with the Bell’Arte Quartet. She was a teaching staff member at the Tibor Varga Masterclass in Sion, Switzerland, for five years. In addition to her position as first violin in the Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra, she held a professorship at the Freiburg Akademi. After retiring, she began working as concertmaster at the Samsun State Opera and Ballet. Professor Moog is currently working at the Hacettepe University State Conservatory as well as performing concerts at the “Camerata Ankara” which was founded under her leadership.