Dalibor Karvay started playing violin at the age of three under the guidance of his father, and in 1999 began studies at the Vienna Conservatoire with professor Boris Kuschnir. His most notable achievements to date include winning the Grand Prix at the 2002 Eurovision Young Musicians competition, and First Prize at both the 2003 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition and the 2008 Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition.
As a soloist Karvay has worked with many renowned conductors including Leif Segerstam, Ion Marin, Hiroyuki Iwaki, Jaap van Zweden, Marek Janowski and Alexander Rahbari. He has also appeared with numerous prestigious orchestras such as the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg, the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, the Nationaltheater-Orchester Mannheim, the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, the Wiener KammerOrchester and the Arthur Rubinstein, Slovak and Czech Philharmonics.
Karvay is also a professor at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna. He plays on a violin made by Viennese luthier Julia Maria Pasch.