Our task is to form veritable talents who possess the necessary gifts to become masters, without attending to the ungifted mediocrity.

Liszt to Giovanni Sgambati
ZAK Saxophone Ensemble

13 October 2021, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Workshops at the Liszt Academy

ZAK Saxophone Ensemble Presented by Liszt Academy

Dukas: La Péri – Fanfár (Ronald Caravan transcription)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Four Violins in B minor, RV 580 (Andrew Wilson transcription)
Kristina Arakelyan: Poem
Gounod: Petite Symphonie (Mike Frankton transcription)


Alistair Parnell: Persiflage
Tõnu Kõrvits: Landscapes from a Night Train
Weiner: Divertimento No. 1, Op. 20

Students of the Liszt Academy: Zsófia Nagy, Szilárd Katona, Viktória Psomi, Szilárd Susovich, Marcell Vincze, Flórián Daradics, Kevin Abad Alabort (saxophone)
Students of the Bartók Conservatoire: Borbála Babai, Kristóf Havasi, Timót Magyary, Noémi Bakó, Ábris Kocsis (saxophone)
Conductor: Kyle Horch
Artistic director: Erzsébet Seleljo

Antoine-Joseph Sax, who from childhood was called simply Adolphe, was born in what is today Belgium in 1814. His parents were instrument makers so for Sax, who played both the flute and clarinet, it was only natural right from his youth that he would test himself in the area of the reshaping of traditional instruments and their tailoring to the needs of modern music. Furthermore, he examined the possibilities of constructing totally new instruments. The saxophone, an instrument designed for orchestras (especially military bands), was registered in 1846, but no matter how enthusiastic composers such as Hector Berlioz were about the tone of the invention, the instrument only really caught the attention of composers a few decades later. From the 20th century onwards, the saxophone became increasingly accepted in both jazz and classical music circles; modern artists like to use it as an orchestral and chamber instrument, and even transcriptions are regularly made for it, as well illustrated by the concert programme of the students of the Liszt Academy and Bartók Conservatory.

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Liszt Academy Concert Centre


Free tickets can be claimed at the Ticket Office of the Liszt Academy one month before the concert.

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