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Events

Liszt Marathon
Hungarian National Museum — Díszterem
3rd April, 2020 6.00 pm
Liszt Marathon

Ferenc Liszt’s person and art form a bridge between Beethoven and Bartók, and his thought on music continues to be an essential influence on the ideal of music in our time. Many of his works have become enduring standards of concert...

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Liszt Marathon
Hungarian National Museum — Díszterem
4th April, 2020 10.00 am
Liszt Marathon

Ferenc Liszt’s person and art form a bridge between Beethoven and Bartók, and his thought on music continues to be an essential influence on the ideal of music in our time. Many of his works have become enduring standards of concert...

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Marcell Szabó’s Piano Recital
Pesti Vigadó — Ceremonial Hall
4th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Marcell Szabó’s Piano Recital

Marcell Szabó presents characteristic situations and genre scenes at his piano recital, the works by Mussorgsky and Debussy will become points of departure for audio-visual associations in the strictest sense of the word. Marcell Szabó was a student...

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Ensemble Mandel
Liszt Academy — Solti Hall
4th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Ensemble Mandel

St Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th-century nun, was one of the most intriguing polymaths of her age. She was a natural scientist, composer, theologist, mystic and physician, whose written teachings made a serious impression on the world view of the...

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Percussion Day
Liszt Academy
5th April, 2020 11.00 am
Percussion Day

One of the most resounding successes of the 2012 Budapest Spring Festival was an all-day series of concerts with percussion in its focus, featuring Zoltán Kocsis, József Balog, Gábor Farkas, Fülöp Ránki, the Hungarian National Choir, Amadinda...

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Amadinda Percussion Group
Liszt Academy — Grand Hall
5th April, 2020 11.00 am
Amadinda Percussion Group

At a concert that showcases the most diverse trends in modern percussion music, Amadinda Percussion Group presents a variety of languages and styles, from traditional music to American minimalism, from pieces inspired by jazz or Indian music to...

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Tambuco Percussion Ensemble
Liszt Academy — Solti Hall
5th April, 2020 12.30 pm
Tambuco Percussion Ensemble

Formed in 1993 by Ricardo Gallardo, Alfredo Bringas, Raúl Tudón and Miguel González, the Mexican quartet is one of the best ensembles of chamber music for percussion. They have garnered four Grammy nominations, including one for best classical...

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Third Coast Percussion
Liszt Academy — Grand Hall
5th April, 2020 3.00 pm
Third Coast Percussion

Third Coast Percussion, the Chicago-based, Grammy Award-winning quartet has been giving concerts for fifteen years. With novel, captivating and surprising performances, they keep pushing the boundaries of the concert’s traditional form. Their...

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Kai Strobel’s Percussion Recital
Liszt Academy — Solti Hall
5th April, 2020 4.30 pm
Kai Strobel’s Percussion Recital

Kai Strobel is one of the most versatile and most promising percussionists of his generation. As a soloist, he has performed with the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra, the Lübeck Philharmonic Orchestra, the Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Asko...

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Makoto Ozone (piano) and Richárd Szaniszló (vibraphone) in Concert
Liszt Academy — Solti Hall
5th April, 2020 6.15 pm
Makoto Ozone (piano) and Richárd Szaniszló (vibraphone) in Concert

Richárd Szaniszló, whose principal instrument is the vibraphone, completed his studies in Szeged in 2000. Ever since he started playing he has been interested in contemporary music and jazz, and while still a student, he wrote compositions that...

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Yuya Mizuno’s Cello Recital
Pesti Vigadó — Northern Hall
6th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Yuya Mizuno’s Cello Recital

Yuya Mizuno was born in 1998, and graduated from the Toho Gakuen School of Music, where his professor was Sumiko Kurata, in 2019. He now studies at the Liszt Academy, with Miklós Perényi. In 2015 he won the first prize, as well as the audience...

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Auer Trio
Óbudai Társaskör
8th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Auer Trio

On this evening, Auer Trio will perform three Romantic compositions for chamber ensemble. It will be a roller coaster ride of emotions that leads through a wide spectrum of moods. The first piece of the programme is Rachmaninoff’s Elegiac...

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Valentin Magyar (piano) and Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra
Hungarian National Museum — Díszterem
8th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Valentin Magyar (piano) and Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra

Mihály Mosonyi, an outstanding figure of Hungarian music in the 19th century earned praise from such contemporaries as Ferenc Liszt and Richard Wagner. Also an organizer of musical life with a lasting heritage, he died 150 years ago, in 1870, at the...

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Barnabás Kelemen (violin) and Péter Nagy (piano) in Concert
Pesti Vigadó — Ceremonial Hall
9th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Barnabás Kelemen (violin) and Péter Nagy (piano) in Concert

For their programme, Barnabás Kelemen and Péter Nagy selected some of the greatest pieces from the literature of the sonata, Beethoven’s works for violin and piano. In contrast to the piano sonatas, the string quartets or the symphonies,...

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Baroque Modification
Kiscelli Múzeum — Templomtér
10th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Baroque Modification

The baroque violin meets digital technology and laser. Iskandar Widjaja, a charismatic violinist, and Bernhard Rasinger, an Austrian musician and visual artist make masterpieces of the baroque period as well as sounds produced by a modular...

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Hof-Musici Baroque Ensemble
Kiscelli Múzeum — Templomtér
11th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Hof-Musici Baroque Ensemble

Antonio Draghi’s work was discovered in the Austrian National Library, where Czech musicologist, harpsichordist and conductor Ondřej Macek was doing research. The score, which survived intact and required no major reconstruction or...

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Ji’s Piano Recital
Liszt Academy — Grand Hall
13th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Ji’s Piano Recital

The astonishingly talented pianist dazzled the audience of the 2019 Budapest Spring Festival with a performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. A reviewer called the Korean pianist’s take on Bach “fresh, eccentric and intensive,...

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Accord Quartet
Pesti Vigadó — Ceremonial Hall
14th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Accord Quartet

Since its foundation in 2001, Accord Quartet has developed a repertoire diverse in genres and styles; in addition to the classical chamber music literature, the ensemble likes to test itself in a wide range of forms, from experimental opera to...

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Si suoni la tromba – Sound the Trumpet!
House of Unicum
14th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Si suoni la tromba – Sound the Trumpet!

The composers of the Baroque period frequently turned to the powerful and bright sound of the trumpet to express apotheosis, glory, pomp, enlightenment and joy. However, the composition of 18th-century instruments is different in many regards from...

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Gábor Farkas’s Piano Recital
Liszt Academy — Grand Hall
15th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Gábor Farkas’s Piano Recital

One of the most outstanding pianists of his generation, Gábor Farkas is a widely acknowledged interpreter of the Romantic repertoire, who has won several international competitions, and is regularly invited to prestigious festivals and concert halls...

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London Baroque Band
Kiscelli Múzeum — Templomtér
15th April, 2020 7.30 pm
London Baroque Band

Formed by musicians graduated from the London Royal College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music, and other prestigious universities of the UK, the ensemble specializes in the historic performance of the Baroque and classical repertoire. Along with...

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NoGravity: Aria
National Dance Theatre — Main Auditorium
16th April, 2020 7.00 pm
NoGravity: Aria

Inspired by the breathtaking, marvellous elements and extraordinary apparatuses of renaissance and baroque theatre, Emiliano Pellisari wanted his company to speak a unified language of theatre by combining the different forms of performing art, such...

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Ernő Kállai (violin) and János Balázs (piano) in Concert
Pesti Vigadó — Ceremonial Hall
16th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Ernő Kállai (violin) and János Balázs (piano) in Concert

A charismatic member of his generation, violinist Ernő Kállai studied at Budapest’s Liszt Academy and the New York Juilliard School; at the latter institution, Itzhak Perlman was his mentor. A devotee of chamber music, he has known János...

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