Born in Hungary in 1992, Dóra Kokas has quickly established herself as one of the leading cellists of her generation. She has received multiple awards at notable international competitions including 3rd Prize at The Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International Cello Competition (China), 1st Prize at Debut Hamburg International Concerto Competition, 2nd Prize at the International Johannes Brahms Competition (Austria) and two special prizes at The Pablo Casals International Award (Hungary).
Dóra has performed in many of Europe’s renowned concert halls such as Wigmore Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonie, Rachmaninov Hall (Moscow), Laeiszhalle (Hamburg), Liszt Academy Grand Hall (Budapest), Mozarteum of Salzburg and Teatro Malibran of Venice.
Dóra has appeared as soloist with Zagreb Chamber Orchestra and MÁV Chamber-Symphony Budapest, conducted by Gábor Takács-Nagy. A highly regarded chamber musician, musical partners have included Joshua Bell, Ferenc Rados, Zoltán Kocsis, Nicholas Altstaedt, Pekka Kuusisto, Vilde Frang, José Gallardo, Peter Frankl, Boris Brovtsyn, Jonathan Cohen, Sergei Nakarjakov, Alexander Sitkovetsky and Ilya Gringolts.
A founding member of the Kelemen Quartet (2010-2015), one of Hungary’s leading ensembles, Dóra has performed with the quartet in Australia, USA, India and throughout Europe. The quartet received 1st Prize at Beijing International Quartet Competition, won the gold medal at the Premio Paolo Borciani Competition in Reggio Emilia and were awarded 2nd Prize, the Audience Prize and the Musica Viva’s Special Prize at the 6th International Chamber Music Competition in Melbourne.