The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
LISZT ACADEMY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

10 December 2018, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

LISZT ACADEMY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Concert of 3rd-year Bachelor's Degree Students

Mendelssohn: The Hebrides – overture, Op. 26
Dvořák: Romance for Violin and Piano in F minor, Op. 11
Dvořák: Mazurka in E minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 49
Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G major, Hob. I:88

 

Máté Soós (violin)
Chamber Orchestra comprising 3rd-year bachelor's degree students at the Liszt Academy
Conductor: Gergely Ménesi

Liszt Academy students prepare themselves not only for careers as soloists but also for working as part of an orchestra. This recital showcases the chamber ensemble, which comprises third-year students. The conductor is Gergely Ménesi, who has led the university symphony ensemble since 2013. The violin solo is played by a most promising artist, Máté Soós, who has been a Liszt Academy student for close on a decade since he was accepted into the Special School for Young Talents at the age of just 13. We hear the youthful violinist in Dvořák’s E minor mazurka. The programme also features Haydn’s G major symphony (No. 88) and Mendelssohn’s Hebrides concert overture. The young Mendelssohn visited the Scottish Hebrides in 1829, where he toured Fingal’s Cave, which is located on one of the archipelago’s uninhabited islands. The cave, which can only be approached from the sea, is formed between basalt columns and takes its name from a literary figure, the father of the fictitious Celtic bard Ossian.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets:

Admission to the concert is free. Free tickets can be obtained from the ticket office at the Liszt Academy one month before the concert.