I have worked in several occasions with the marvelous violinist Zoltan Takacs, and he has also performed my (quite demanding) music with a very high quality.
To my mind he is an absolutely delightful violinist to conduct because of his ability to be in perfect dialogue with the conductor – also offering his frasings and colourings to make the performance better.
Zoltan Takacs is an encouraging pedagog. We have been collaborating with him in teaching the young conducting students of the Sibelius Academy of the Arts University in Helsinki. His ability to advise the students in a gentle way lets them realize themselves the right way to improve their approach to the orchestra. This kind of guidance is very rare and valued.

Atso Almila
Professor of Conducting and Orchestra Schooling
The Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts
Helsinki, Finland


Im find Mr Takács a passionate, perfectionist musician, always ready for co-operation and obsessed with quality and it has always given me great confidence and pleasure to sense his commitment towards his work...

Sakari Oramo
Music Director of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Music Director of Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Chief Conductor of Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

I have worked with Zoltán Takács both as concert master and soloist and he is a fine and virtuosic musician. His experience ranges from chamber music to symphonic repertoire and he has broadcast as a soloist. Most importantly whilst studying with me I have come to know him as a kind and sympathetic person, qualities which are most important in a true artist.

Christopher Warren-Green
Music Director of the London Chamber Orchestra
Principal Conductor of the Camerata Resident Orchestra of the Megaron Athens

I have known Zoltán Takács for 15 years. He is an alert, experienced and collaborative musician. His contribution to the 1st Violon section in the Finnish Radio Orchestra was very stimulative.

Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Music Director of Oslo Philharmonic
Chief Condunctor of Westdeutsche Radio Orchestra
Artistic Advisor of Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Artistic Director of the International Sibelius Festival in Lahti