Lucia Fulka Kopsová

Lucia Fulka Kopsová (b. 1986), the Slovak violinist, studied at the Bratislava Conservatoire, fi rst externally (1997–2001) and then as a regular student (2001–2005) in the class of Mária Karlíková. In 2010 she successfully completed her magistral studies at the Janáček Academy in Brno under František Novotný. She has participated in masterclasses with Jindřich Pazdera, Václav Hudeček, František Novotný, František Török, Juraj Čižmarovič, Bohumil Kotmel, Semion Yaroshevich, Eszter Perényi, Bohuslav Matoušek, Michal Grabarczyk, Edward Zienkowski and Pavel Šporcl.
She had already attracted attention at the Conservatoire, gaining awards in various competitions, notably the 2nd and 3rd prizes in the International Beethoven’s Hradec Competition, and in 2010 she received the Yamaha scholarship. She has been giving concerts both at home and abroad and has appeared at many festivals. She has appeared as a soloist with the Slovak Philharmonic, the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Bohdan Warchal Chamber Orchestra, Capella Istropolitana orchestra, Archi di Slovakia Chamber Ensemble, Silesian Theatre Opava Orchestra, Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc, State Philharmonic Košice, and the Brno Philharmonic. She has toured the USA with the Bratislava Conservatoire Chamber Choir, in April 2006 she took part in the European Youth Chamber Orchestra project led by René Staar of the Vienna Philharmonic at Graz in Austria. In summer 2006 she took part in a month-long tour of EU countries as a member of the EU Youth Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy and Andrej Boreyko. She has been recorded by Slovak Radio at radio
concerts and has made recordings for the New Talent Competition.

Since 2010 – member of PKF – Prague Philharmonia.