Kabok Music School

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Our Founder:
Erno Kabok

Kabok Music School was founded by Erno Kabok in 2007. Erno was born and raised in the former Yugoslavia. His musical education began in his hometown, Zrenjanin, at the Josif Markinkovich Music school where he studied under Imre Jambor. He went on to study at the State Music Academy in Belgrade with Vladimir Markovich. Later, Kabok studied with Kurt Hauser at the Faculty of Music in Sarajevo, where he earned a senior diploma and a university degree. After completing his degree, he pursued and received a Certificate in Violin Pedagogy under the mentorship of Professor Dejan Mihailovich in Novi Sad.

He has dedicated nearly twenty years to teaching violin, chamber music and orchestra at the Josif Marinkovich Music School. He has also been an active chamber musician and a member of numerous ensembles:

  • The Zrenjanin Chamber Orchestra
  • The Novi Sad Symphony
  • The Bekescsaba Symphony in Hungary

Erno Kabok's students have been recognized for their high levels of achievement at festivals, competitions and examinations.

Zsuzsanna Lukacs

The Hungarian pianist Zsuzsanna Lukacs was born in Targu Mures, Romania. She studied piano at the School of Arts in her home town under the guidance of Sara Kalman, Ildiko Szabo and Zoltan Szonyi and graduated in 1991 with a Diploma de Bacalaureat. She continued her studies at the Gheorghe Dima Academy of Music in Cluj Napoca with Ninuca Osanu- Pop and Nina Panieva-Sebesi. After interrupting her studies in Cluj to study at the Conservatoire de Lausanne, Switzerland with the pianist Daniel Spiegelberg, graduating in 1996 with a “I-er Prix de Virtuosite” she returned to the Gheorghe Dima Academy, graduating in 1997 with a Diploma qualifying her both as a professor and soloist.

In 1998, Zsuzsanna was accepted to the European Mozart Academy with a scholarship from the European Union, where she spent eight month studying chamber music with famous musicians from all over the world: Pnina Salzman, Gabor Takacs, Grigori Zhislin, Bruno Schneider, Valeri Samoilotov, Jesse Read, Imre Rohmann and others. In 1999 she continued her studies at the University of British Columbia under the guidance of Robert Silverman, graduating with a Masters Degree in Piano Performance.

Zsuzsanna has attended several Masterclasses with the pianists Arkadi Sevidov and Rolf Dieter-Ahrens in Cluj, Romania, with Vitaly Margulis and Esther Yellin in Zurich, Switzerland and with Imre Rohmann in Veszprem, Hungary. She won several prizes in Romanian National Music Competitions: 1st prize in 1987 at the Ciprian Porumbescu Music Competition as well as 1st prize in 1989 and 1991 at the Romanian National Music Competition.

Zsuzsanna has worked both as a piano teacher and collaborative pianist. As a substitute teacher in Switzerland at the Lausanne and Morges Conservatories and as accompanist of the violin class of famous violonist Pierre Amoyal at the Lausanne Conservatory. She also worked as a Teaching Assistant at the University of British Columbia as well as piano teacher for their Community Music School. Zsuzsanna taught piano at the Mozart School of Music, Allegro Music School, BC Conservatory, Pera College.

Zsuzsanna has also worked as collaborative pianist for Vancouver Opera, UBC Opera Ensemble, UBC Choral Union, Opera Breve, Opera Appassionata, Opera ProCantanti and the Okanagan Vocal Arts Festival.

Zsuzsanna has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in Targu Mures and Cluj- Romania, in Lausanne, Zurich and Berne-Switzerland, in Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Lodz and Bydgoszcz- Poland, also in Hamburg- Germany, Rome-Italy, Sedona, San Francisco and Sacramento in the US. She premiered two newly discovered works by Beethoven with cellist Dimitry Markevich in 1996 in Ottawa, Hull. Zsuzsanna has performed several times at the Vancouver Chutzpah Festival with violinist Zina Schiff as well as in other recitals in Canada and the U.S. She had also premiered a tuba concerto by Canadian composer Victor Davies with tuba player J.C. Sherman. Zsuzsanna was broadcast three times on CBC Radio 2: as a collaborative pianist for the Okanagan Vocal Arts Festival, with the Borealis String Quartet and the Christ Church Cathedral Choir premiering the work of Bruce Ruddell “Vigil” in the memory of the lost women of the Downtown East Side, as well as with singers Paul and Melina Moore performing for the Mozart Anniversary concerts at the studio of CBC Radio 2.

Mission Statement

We strive to promote musical appreciation within our community.
— Erno Kabok

Offered Classes

String Instruments

Taught by
Erno Kabok,
Szabolcs Kabok,
Bronte Wagar,
David Szigeti

  • Violin lessons
  • Viola lessons
  • Cello lessons
  • Bass lessons

Piano

Taught by Zsuzsanna Lukacs

Guitar

Taught by Josef Otto

Flute

Taught by Tania Kliefoth

Voice

Taught by Lois Weninger

Music Theory

Taught by Szabolcs Kabok

  • Int. Rudiments
  • Adv. Rudiments