My friends are those who haunt the Ideal; there, dear friend, we 'recognize' each other, and shall always do so…

Liszt to Ödön Mihalovich
István Lajkó Piano Recital

7 December 2018, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall


István Lajkó Piano Recital

Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C major, Op. 87/1
Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue No. 2 in A minor, Op. 87/2
Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue No. 5 in D major, Op. 87/5
Medtner: Tale in E minor, Op.14/2 (March of the Paladin)
Medtner: Tale in E minor, Op.34/2
Medtner: Danza silvestra, Op.38/7
Medtner: Alla reminiscenza, Op.38/8
Medtner: Danza festiva, Op.38/3
Glinka-Balakirev: Fantasia on themes from Glinka’s A Life for the Tsar


Tchaikovsky-Pletnev: The Sleeping Beauty - suite, Op. 66 

István Lajkó (piano)

István Lajkó took a diploma with merits from the piano department of the Liszt Academy of Music in 2007. He was the student of Sándor Falvai and Balázs Szokolay. In the same year, he won admission to the Doctoral School of the conservatory, where his tutor was Rita Wagner. He acquired his doctorate in music in 2014. He has taken podium places at many Hungarian and international competitions, for example, he won the grand prix, first prize and two special prizes at the International Liszt-Bartók-Ligeti Piano Competition organized in Sofia. In 2008, he was chosen as soloist for the New Masters on Tour concert series of the International Holland Music Sessions, and in 2010 he collected the Junior Príma Prize. He has been a guest artist in several European countries plus China and the US. He has made appearances at the Hummel Festival, Bratislava, the Ostrava Janáček Festival, the Budapest Spring Festival and the Chopin Festival organized in Pristina. 

For this recital, István Lajkó unveils several rarely heard masterworks by 19th and 20th century Russian composers. Shostakovich’s ground-breaking preludes and fugues as well as Nikolai Medtner’s character pieces fit happily alongside the Romanticism of Balakirev and Tchaikovsky.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 2 200, 2 900