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

27 December 2018, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall


Extraordinary Year-Closing Folk Music Concert

Members of the orchestra: Róbert Lakatos (classic violin, viola), Kálmán Balogh (cimbalom), Gergő Kováts (saxophone), Tamás Kunos (folk viola), András Bognár (double bass)
Guest artists: János Csík (folk singing, folk violin), István ‘Szalonna’ Pál (folk violin), Miklós Király (folk violin), András Berecz, Ágnes Herczku, Hanga Borbála Kacsó (folk singing)

The Esszencia Production is the meeting of experienced, mature musicians. The purpose of their joint music-making is to experience the unity through which they create an inner harmony unique to them alone. Esszencia cannot be compared with other ensembles playing traditional folk music. Jazz, classical and folk music, elderly and youthful, old and new, male and female, happy and sad, traditional and progressive all exist together and alongside each other in a most natural way. By embracing the openness required for this, they are capable of performing an honest and characteristically Hungarian ‘Essence’ of the sounds of the world coming from within them. In this concert they reach back to their roots and while retaining their characteristic music they turn the spotlight on folk music melodies.

Presented by

Esszencia, Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 900, 3 100, 4 300, 5 400