Edvin Marton

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Edvin Marton
Edvin Marton, on left, at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with Dima Bilan and Evgeni Plushenko.

Edvin Marton (born Lajos Edvin Csűry, February 17, 1974, Vylok, Ukraine) is a Ukrainian-born Hungarian composer and violinist. He became known as the violinist of the skaters, mainly because Evgeni Plushenko, Stéphane Lambiel, and other famous skaters often skated to his music.


He was born in an area of Ukraine largely inhabited by ethnic Hungarians. He was born into a musical family and by the age of four was already learning the violin from his parents. He was eight years old when accepted into that alma mater for the most talented musicians of the Soviet Union, the Central Tchaikowsky Music School in Moscow to study under Leo Lundstrem.

He continued his studies with Eugenia Tchougaeva. He gave his first important concert at the age of twelve, with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. At the age of seventeen he became a student at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Budapest, in the class of Géza Kapás. He took part in a masterclass given by Ruggiero Ricci, where he won the prize for the best participant. He was also the Grand Prize winner of the International Course Competition in Berlin, after having been invited by Ruggiero Ricci. Since 1993 he has been a "young soloist" for the National Philharmonic Concert Agency in Hungary.

He has performed with almost all the main Hungarian orchestras, and given concerts in Austria, Italy, Germany and Switzerland. In May 1994 the famous violin teacher Dorothy DeLay invited him to the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. where he gave a concert with Rohan de Silva. In New York he won a scholarship and was admitted to the class of Dorothy Delay at the Juilliard School of Music. His studies in New York City at the Juilliard School of Music brought professional contacts which meant changes in his musical style. There, in one of the most revered classical music environments of Juilliard, he mingled with DJs and jumped from high level classical to what is referred today as crossover.

While still in his twenties, Marton had traveled to more than thirty countries and played in such renowned concert halls as the Berliner Philharmonie and Vienna's Konzerthaus. But he was looking for a change. A former classmate said of him, "After he graduated from the music academy the talented, jovial and rotund Lajos disappeared, only to return as a slim, easy listening, music playing Edvin Marton."[1]


  • In 1983 Tchaikovsky Academy, Moscow for Prof. Leo Lundstrem
  • in 1991 Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (Zeneakadémia[1]), Budapest
  • In 1994 Juilliard School of Music in New York
  • In 1995 graduating at Music Academy in Vienna


  • At the Gala exhibitions of the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games, Marton played violin and performed together with figure skating Gold Medal Winners Evgeni Plushenko ("Tosca Fantasy"), and Tatiana Totmianina & Maxim Marinin ("Romeo and Juliet").
  • 2008 Eurovision Song Contest — featured performer and co-writer of Dima Bilan's winning song "Believe"


Five (5) albums to date:

1996 Sarasate[edit]

  1. Eight Spanish Dances: Malagueña Op.21 No 1.
  2. Habanera
  3. Romanza andaluza
  4. Jota Navarra
  5. Playera
  6. Zapateado
  7. Spanish Dance
  8. Spanish Dance
  9. Caprice Basque: Moderato
  10. Allegro moderato
  11. Zigeunerweisen: Moderato. Lento
  12. Un poco più lento
  13. Allegro molto vivace
  14. Concert Fantasy on Carmen: Introduction. Allegro moderato
  15. Moderato
  16. Lento assai
  17. Alegro moderato
  18. Moderato

2001 Strings 'N' Beats[edit]

  1. King Of The Forest
  2. Miss You
  3. Bitter Sweet Symphony
  4. Una furtiva lagrima
  5. Magic Stradivarius
  6. Birdman /Romanian Folk Song
  7. Secret Emotions
  8. Fire Dance
  9. Gloomy Sunday
  10. First Date
  11. Wind Of Spring
  12. Panis Angelicus
  13. Spaces Of Freedom
  14. Sarabande
  15. Art On Ice

2004 Virtuoso[edit]

  1. Gypsy Dance
  2. Beethoven 5
  3. Love Story
  4. Hibi-Haba
  5. Aura
  6. Guitarra Latino
  7. Romeo and Juliet
  8. Irish
  9. Hungarian Rhapsody
  10. India
  11. Virtuoso
  12. Dark Angel
  13. Oda of Joy
  14. Carmina Burana

2006 Stradivarius[edit]

  1. Tosca Fantasy
  2. Vivaldi Spring
  3. Rio Carneval
  4. Badinerie
  5. Romeo and Juliet
  6. Dramatico
  7. My Love is Deep
  8. Bellydance
  9. Love in Venice
  10. Tchaikovsky Remix
  11. Ibiza
  12. C'est la Vie- Instrumental Version
  13. Ice Symphony
  14. O Sole Mio
  15. Crazy Violin
  16. Hungarian Rhapsody No.6
  17. Fireworks
  18. Paganini
  19. Bonus- C'est la Vie feat. Lou Bega

2010 Hollywood[edit]

  1. Titanic
  2. Tango Amore
  3. Concierto de Aranjuez
  4. Evita
  5. Gladiator
  6. Mask of Zorro
  7. Batman
  8. Zorba the Greek
  9. Chopin
  10. White Angel
  11. Victory
  12. Memory
  13. Loving You
  14. Feelings
  15. Godfather


  1. ^ Lakos, Nóra (April 2004). "Crossing Over: The many beats of violinist Edvin Marton, from classical to crossover". D & T Diplomacy & Trade. Archived from the original on March 12, 2006. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 

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