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
György Vukán Memorial Concert with János Balázs and Fellow Musicians

16 January 2019, 19.30-21.30

Grand Hall

György Vukán Memorial Concert with János Balázs and Fellow Musicians

Franciscan Charity Evening for People with Autism

Works and jazz standards by Chopin, Liszt, Gershwin, Fauré and György Vukán

János Balázs (piano)
Orsolya Sáfár (soprano), Ninh Đức Hoàng Long (tenor), Adél Bihari (vocals), Andrea Vigh (harp), Ars Nova Sacra Choir, Tamás Freund (clarinet), Elemér Balázs Jr. (piano), Creative B Trio: József Balázs (piano), Balázs Berkes (double bass), Elemér Balázs (percussion)
Moderator: Ádám Bősze

Multifaceted creativity and a wellspring of musicality: these expressions so fitting for György Vukán, who passed away in 2013, apply equally to this concert dedicated to his memory. His spirit imbues the charitable aspect of this evening’s concert, too, rightly so since this great pianist and composer was tireless in working for similar worthy causes right to the end of his life. The concert, showcasing the talents of János Balázs and his music friends, also brings to life the dual attraction of Vukán to classical music and jazz. There are popular classical compositions, works by Chopin, Fauré, Liszt and Gershwin, as well as several Vukán pieces; but the programme also devotes plenty of time to jazz and improvizations. Dr Anita Herczegh, wife of the president of the republic, and Dr Péter Erdő, cardinal, primate and archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, have agreed to be patrons of this evening, which raises funds for people with autism.

Presented by

Provincia Hungariae a Magna Domina Hungarorum , Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets:

HUF 2 900, 4 100, 5 200, 6 500