Valentina Tóth (piano)
Valentina Toth (1994, Leeuwarden) graduated with distinction for her Bachelor Studies Piano at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. She also studied Acting at the RITCS (Royal Institute of Theatre, Cinema and Sound) in Brussels. Until 2014, she studied with Ellen Corver at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.
Since she was 12 years old Valentina played piano and chamber music in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Austria, UK, Lithuania, Italy and the USA. In April 2013, at the age of 18, Challenge Classics released her in the Netherlands and abroad praised first CD, Hungarian Horizon. Valentina received a Diapason d'Or for this CD. In 2018, she released her second CD with Challenge Classics.
She received the first prize and grand prix at the Damwoude Pianoconcours, first prize and audience prize at the National Princess Christina Concours in the Hague and the first prize at the International Music Competition Stockholm. Amongst others, she was finalist of the Steinway Concours and YPF piano competition, where she soloed with the Enaccord string quartet.
In 2009, when she was 15, she gave a concert in Carnegie Hall in New York. In the same year, she performed live on Dutch Television for Menahem Pressler at the "Edison Gala 2009". In 2015, she gave a lunch concert at the Concertgebouw (small hall) in Amsterdam and she performed during the Effie Awards Gala at the Concertgebouw (big hall).
Sonate in A groot, D664 - I. Allegro moderato II. Andante III. Allegro
Dumka in C klein, op. 59
E. von Dohnanyi
Pastoral on a Hungarian christmas song
E. von Dohnanyi
Allegretto, molto tenero
Presto, ma non tanto
Andante poco moto, rubato
Adagio non troppo
Valentina is not only a soloist, she is also a chamber musician. With her trio Menotti, she won a first prize at Kamermuziekfestival Hoorn 2012. She is a member of the Volkmann trio, together with Coraline Groen (violin) and Jobine Siekman (cello). In 2015, the Volkmann Trio was awarded the Chamber Music Prize of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. They played a concert in Vilnius, Lithuania for The Dutch Embassy in the National Philharmonic of Lithuania. In 2017, they gave a lunchconcert in The Concertgebouw.
She soloed with the Frisian Symphony Orchestra, the Haydn Youth String Orchestra, the Northern Philharmonic, The Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Dutch Wind Ensemble (NBE) and the National Youth Orchestra.
In 2011, BNN made a documentary about Valentina, where she gave a concert at the Menuhin School. It was broadcasted on Dutch National Television. Valentina is the pianist of the Dutch TV show "De Tiende Van Tijl" in season 4, 5 and 6.
In 2015, she played in "Voor Elise", a music theatre piece by Tomoko Mukaiyama. The Princess Christina Competition asked Valentina to make a musictheatre piece, which premiered in January 2016. In the same year, she also made the music theatre piece "Prelude de la Mort de Monsieur Mouche".
In 2017, she played in “Nachtasiel”, a coproduction between Theatre National de Bruxelles and Theatre Antigone. In 2018, she played in “Valavond” by the music theatre company “Het Houten Huis”.