Katica Illényi

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Katica Illényi
Illényi Katica 2010 Pilisszentiván.jpg
At Pilisszentiván in 2010
Background information
Origin Hungary
Instruments violin

Katica Illényi (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈkɒtit͡sɒ ˈilːeːɲi]) is a Hungarian violinist. She plays in several musical genres, including folk music, klezmer and Manouche jazz.[1] She has classical training.[1]


Illényi comes from a musical family. She began learning the violin with her father, Ferenc Illényi, who played in the orchestra of the Hungarian State Opera.[1]


  • Artist of Merit of Hungary award
  • Franz Liszt award
  • Artisjus award
  • eMeRton award


  1. ^ a b c Barry Davis (4 September 2014). No Fiddling Around. The Jerusalem Post. Accessed June 2017.