Orlando Magazine - April 2009

For a Prodigy, Life Is a Stage

 

The son of concert musicians, Hungarian-born TAMAS KOCSIS was destined to follow in his parents’ footsteps. His ascension as a classical violinist took him away from the Soviet-era Eastern Bloc and to the United States, where he furthered his music studies under the direction of prestigious instructors. Kocsis went on to land the concertmaster post at the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and, in 2004, joined the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in the same capacity. Kocsis, 37, is a frequent soloist in the OPO’s concert series. He also is a knight, a title bestowed upon him during a visit to his homeland in 2006. His recordings of the complete violin sonatas and piano quartets of Brahms are released under the EPR label. 

A Mixed Blessing

 

Networks cut away from Joel Hunter’s benediction at the Democratic Convention, likely sparing the conservative local pastor further criticism from his brethren

Bringing Health to the Table

 

Chef John Procacci believes in serving and eating great-tasting food that is rich in nutrients. He’s the chef/owner of Healthy Chef Creations, a Winter Park business that sells and delivers spa-inspired organic meals to area households. We asked him for advice on healthy eating.