Please allow me that, apart from my regrettable ignorance of the Hungarian language, I remain Magyar in my heart and soul from birth to the grave. As a consequence, I earnestly wish to further the progress of Hungarian music.

Liszt to Antal Augusz

11 December 2018, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall


Mark Simpson Composer’s Evening

Mark Simpson: Septet
Mark Simpson: Un regalo
Mark Simpson: Echoes and Embers
Mark Simpson: Lethe
Mark Simpson: Barkham Fantasy
Mark Simpson: Darkness Moves
Mark Simpson: Straw Dogs



Featuring: students of the Liszt Academy of Music
Conductor: Sámuel Tóth, Bernadett Vida, Levente Zsíros

For the most part, the solo repertoire, chamber music and symphony orchestra practice lie at the core of studies pursued by instrumental students of the Liszt Academy. In addition, special emphasis is devoted to teaching the various period styles, including the contemporary music course during which students gain an awareness of 20th-21st century composers and their techniques. Practical classes focus on the art of a particular composer, style or nation; this programme of works by Mark Simpson allows one to glimpse into this workshop approach. The British composer and clarinettist was born in Liverpool in 1988, and at the age of 17 he was the first person to win the BBC Young Musician competition and the BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer competition in the same year. In 2015, he received a 4-year tenure as composer in association of the BBC Philharmonic, in addition to which he constantly tours the world’s concert halls as a clarinet soloist.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


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