Hajnal Pivnick

Hungarian-American violinist Hajnal Pivnick has developed a career as a performer and curator promoting community-driven music by modern and living composers. Her work has been recognized through foundational support from New Music USA, the Barlow Endowment, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She is co-artistic director of Tenth Intervention, a collective of musicians that explores intersection of performance and experiential art, and its potential to reflect social issues. 

As a soloist and chamber musician she has performed in festivals, conferences, and concert series in the United States, Cuba, and Europe. She attended Carnegie Mellon University, studying with Andres Cardenes, and received her master’s degree from the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary, studying with Eszter Perenyi.

Hajnal works extensively as an educator, and is a member of the violin faculty at Interlochen Arts Camp, Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, and Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center. She is also a chamber music coach with the Face the Music/Kronos Quartet program.