• 25 september 2018
      • tuesday, - Vigadó Concert Hall - 7.30 PM

        The National Cultural Fund is 25 years old

      Máté Balog : Melodiemusik
      Ferenc Liszt: Malédiction

      József Balog - piano
      Orbán György: Farewell from Comte Rasumoffsky
      Béla Bartók: Divertimento for strings


      The concert was supported by the National Cultural Fund

      • 30 september 2018
      • sunday, - 7.30 pm - Liszt Academy, Budapest

        Concert Series at the Liszt Academy, 1st concert

        Bach, Schubert, Mendelssohn
        Kristóf Baráti, violin


      J.S.Bach: Violin concerto in A minor BWV 1041
      J.S.Bach: Violin concerto in E major BWV 1042
      F.Schubert: Rondeau in A major D438
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      F.Mendelssohn: String symphony No. 10 in B minor
      F.Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4. "Italian" in A major op. 90 – conducted by: Kristóf Baráti

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      One of the most important artists of his generation in Hungary, Kristóf Baráti performs regularly in his native country with all the major Hungarian orchestras, in recital and chamber music, and in 2014 he was awarded Hungary’s highest cultural award, the Kossuth Prize, following in the footsteps of András Schiff, György Ligeti and Iván Fischer amongst others.

      Across the rest of the world Baráti is gaining recognition for the extraordinary quality of his musicianship. In the 2017/18 season he makes his debut with the LA Philharmonic at Hollywood Bowl, with the Munich Philharmonic conducted by Valery Gergiev, and returns to the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Vladimir Jurowski for a performance at the Royal Festival Hall. He also makes many debuts elsewhere in the UK, in Holland, Finland, Austria, Luxembourg and returns to London with Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra, with whom he has played many times. In previous seasons Baráti has played with major orchestras such as the Budapest Festival, Royal Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester, NHK Symphony, WDR Symphony orchestras and with conductors such as Masur, Janowski, Dutoit, Bělohlávek, Saraste, Pletnev, Varga, Iván Fischer, Hrůša, Manze and Temirkanov and in summer 2016 made his debut with the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich, conducted by Bringuier.

      A regular recital and chamber music player, Baráti performs all over the globe with partners such as Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Mischa Maisky, Yuri Bashmet, Miklós Perényi, Dénes Várjon, Zoltán Kocsis and Kim Kashkashian. Recent highlights include performances in Hungary and Russia with Nikolai Lugansky and in 2016 he made a sensational debut at the Verbier Festival performing the complete solo Sonatas and Partitas of Bach, with Medici filming the Sonatas. 2018 sees him return to Verbier Festival and embark on a seventeen-concert recital tour of Germany, as well as performances in Cologne, Hong Kong and his debuts at the Stresa and Merano Festivals in Italy.

      Baráti’s discography includes the complete Bach solo Sonatas and Partitas, Ysaÿe solo sonatas, the Beethoven and Brahms sonatas with Klára Würtz, as well concerti by Mozart, Korngold and Paganini, and upcoming releases include sonatas by Ravel, Fauré and Franck. Reviewing his latest release of encores titled “The Lady of Harmsworth”, Gramophone magazine said “for those who like to hear the violin played at its sweet and acrobatic best, then Barati is out of the top drawer”.

      Born into a family of musicians, Baráti spent much of his childhood in Venezuela, where he played as soloist with many of the country’s leading orchestras, returning to Budapest to study at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. He was later mentored by Eduard Wulfson who was himself a student of Milstein and Menuhin. Baráti has won many major prizes including the third prize and audience prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 1997 when he was the competition’s youngest competitor. When he is not playing the violin he is a keen photographer and an avid chess player, proud to have almost drawn in a match against Vladimir Kramnik, World Chess Champion 2000-2007. Passionate about flying, Barati is also a keen aeroplane pilot and one day he hopes to own his own plane.

      Baráti plays the 1703 “Lady Harmsworth” made by Antonio Stradivarius, kindly offered by the Stradivarius Society of Chicago.


      • 1 october 2018
      • monday, - Óbudai Társaskör, Budapest

        International Music Day

        together with the other ensembles working in the cultural center of Óbudai Társaskör, our orchestra will perform at the concert celebrating the International Music day on 1 October

      • 6 october 2018
      • saturday, - 11 AM - Óbudai Társaskör, Budapest

        Children's concert

        with Izabella Simon

      • 11 october 2018
      • thursday, - Óbudai Társaskör, Budapest

        Bernstein 100

        Eszter Balogh, Mariann Falusi, Boldizsár László, Lóránt Najbauer - singer; Zoltán Lengyel – piano;
        Péter Sárik Trio and the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra

      • 31 october 2018
      • wednesday, - Óbudai Társaskör, Budapest - 7.30 PM

        BaroquePlus Series, 1st concert

        Purcell, Vivaldi, Péter Wolf, Händel
        with the participation of György Lakatos - bassoon and the winners of the Ilona Fehér Violin Competition

      Purcell: Abdelazer – suite
      Vivaldi: Concerto in B minor for four violins RV 580
      Gáspár Kelemen,Teo Gertler (winners of the Ilona Fehér Violin Competition), musicians of the orchestra - violin
      Vivaldi: Concerto for bassoon in C minor, RV 480 György Lakatos, bassoon
      Péter Wolf:  Concerto for bassoon;  György Lakatos - bassoon
      Händel: Concerto grosso in F major, op. 6/9

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      • 5 december 2018
      • wednesday, - Óbudai Társaskör, Budapest - 7.30 PM

        BaroquePlus Series, 2nd concert

        Andrea Meláth, soprano and Dániel Hódos, violin
        Vivaldi, Saint-Saëns, Händel

      Vivaldi: L’Olimpiade – ouverture
      Saint-Saëns: Havannaise – Dániel Hódos, violin, awarded by the Ilona Fehér Violin Competition
      Baroque opera  –  Andrea Meláth, soprano
      contemporary piece
      Händel: Concerto grosso in A minor, op. 6/4

      • 12 january 2019
      • saturday, - 11 AM - Óbudai Társaskör, Budapest

        Children's concert

        with Izabella Simon

      • 24 january 2019
      • thursday, - 7.30 pm - Liszt Academy, Budapest

        Concert Series at the Liszt Academy, 2nd concert

        Prokofiev, Vasks, Schubert
        Cosima Soulez-Larivière, violin

      Prokofjev: "Classical" Symphony No.1. in D major,  op. 25
      Vasks: Violin concerto
      Schubert: Symphony no.3.


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      Cosima Soulez Larivière was born in Paris. She has both French and Dutch nationality. She has performed publicly in Europe and Asia (Tokyo).

      In 2017, she was awarded the 1st prize, as well as numerous concert engagements, at the Bartok World Competition in Budapest, Hungary. In 2015, she obtained the 3rd prize (no first prize was awarded) and the Bach prize at the Postacchini Competition in Fermo, Italy. In that same year, she won the first prize at the Brahms Competition in Pörtschach, Austria.

      She has participated in master-classes with Zakhar Bron, Dora Schwarzberg, Ana Chumachenko and others. She became a fellow of the Tanglewood Music Centre, USA, in the summer of 2016. Cosima is a recipient of the ESU Music Scholarship, UK (2015), the Live Music Now Hannover e.V. Scholarship, Germany (2015), the Deutschland Stipendium (2016) and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (2017).

      When she was eight, Cosima was awarded a scholarship to the Yehudi Menuhin School in Cobham, UK, where she became a pupil of Nathasha Boyarsky.

      She is currently studying at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hanover, Germany, with Prof. Krzysztof Wegrzyn.

      • 9 march 2019
      • saturday, - 7.30 pm - Liszt Academy, Budapest

        Concert Series at the Liszt Academy, 3rd concert

        Stravinsky, Saint-Saëns, Waxman, Weiner-Lendvay, Tchaikovsky
        József Lendvay, violin

      I. Stravinsky: Concerto in D
      C.Saint-Saëns: Introduction and rondo capriccioso
      F. Waxman: Carmen fantasie
      L.Weiner – Lendvay József: Divertimento
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      P.I. Csajkovszkij: Souvenir de Florence


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      József Lendvay began playing the violin at the age of four, his first teacher was his father, the well known violinist József Csócsi Lendvay. He began performing publicly at a young age and entered the class for outstanding talents at the Music Academy where he was a student of Professor Ferenc Halász and Miklós Szenthely. He attended masterclasses by Yehudi Menuhin, Ida Haendel, Igor Oistrakh, Jaap van Zweeden and Sándor Végh.

      He has been the winner of the international violin competitions in Budapest, Czechoslovakia and in Amsterdam. In 1993 won the prize of the Summer Academy in Salzburg, and in 1994 he won the award for high quality of the Society of Hungarian Music Performers. He has been the winner of the Scheveningen violin competition; also he has been awarded by the International Music Critics. In 1996 he won the International Tibor Varga Violin Competition in Switzerland, and received the Bronze Cross of Distinction of the Republic of Hungary. In 1997 he won the first prize at the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition in Sion, earning the Paganini Prize, and the Prize of the Audience as well. In 1998 he was an Annie Fischer scholarship holder, and received the Lyra Award of the Hungarian Performing Arts Foundation. He was awarded by Ferenc Liszt Award in 1999.

      He has performed in many countries, and been a soloist with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Holland Radio Orchestra, the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Suisse Romande. He regularly plays with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and contributed to their CD of Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsodies and Brahms Hungarian Dances (Philips.) He is a soloist and concertmaster of the National Orchestra, founded by Justus Franz and Leonard Bernstein, and has played several times at the Vatican: he was given a Papal bronze medal for his artistic activities. In 2016 he named Artist of Merit of Hungary. He plays on an instrument made in 1777 by Giovanni Tesstore.

      • 20 march 2019
      • wednesday, - Óbudai Társaskör, Budapest - 7.30 PM

        BaroquePlus Series, 3rd concert

        Vivaldi, Schubert, Händel, Frigyes Hidas

      Vivaldi: Arsilda, regina di Ponto – Ouverture

      Schubert: Rondeau in A major D438

      Karl Lorenz - violin; awarded by the Ilona Fehér Violin Competition 
      Vivaldi: Concerto in F major for three violins RV 551 – soloists: the musicians of the orchestra
      Frigyes Hidas: Concerto for harpsichord: Borbála Dobozy - harpsichord
      Händel: Concerto grosso in B flat major, op. 6/7

      • 11 may 2019
      • saturday, - 11 AM - Óbudai Társaskör, Budapest

        Children's concert

        with Izabella Simon

      • 25 may 2019
      • friday, - Liszt Academy - 7.30 PM

        Concert Series at the Liszt Academy, 4th concert

        Weiner, M. Górecki, Debussy
        Agata Szymczewska, violin


      L.Weiner: Pastorale, Fantasy and Fugue
      M. Górecki: Notturno for violin and chamber orchestra
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      C.Debussy: String quartet - version for string orchestra


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      "She plays with a poise, authority and musical intelligence beyond her years, sounding at times like a fiery young Ida Haendel."

      /Hilary Finch, „The Times”, London 14th October 2010/

      Winner of the 13th Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poznań in 2006, Agata Szymczewska was awarded the Prize of the Audience and most special prizes, including major orchestra and recital engagements. She is also the winner of the London Music Masters Award in 2009.

      The artist has performed in the most prestigious concert halls including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony Hall, Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Wigmore Hall in London, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Philharmonie in Berlin, Sala Sao Paulo in Brazil, Seoul Arts Center and in China, Japan, Canada, Taiwan, Chile, Columbia and Israel under the baton of Seiji Ozawa, Sir Neville Marriner, Andrey Boreyko, Krzysztof Penderecki, Maxim Vengerov, Michał Nesterowicz and Krzysztof Urbański.

      In 2005, on the invitation of Maestro Sejii Ozawa, Szymczewska became the concertmaster of his orchestra on a tour of Japan and China. She was a regular participant in the prestigious Summer Music Academy in Switzerland, founded by Maestro Ozawa, where she has worked under the tutelage of such outstanding artists as Pamela Frank, Nobuko Imai, Sadao Harada, and Robert Mann. In February 2009, together with Krystian Zimerman she performed Grażyna Bacewicz’s piano quintets to commemorate the centenary of the composer’s birth. The tour culminated with the recording of an album on the Deutsche Grammophon label.

      Agata Szymczewska performs regularly with Anne-Sophie Mutter and „Mutter’s Virtuosi”, touring four continents since 2014. Her chamber music partners include also Martha Argerich, Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Maxim Vengerov and Mischa Maisky. She is also the 1st violinist of the Szymanowski Quartet, an internationally recognized ensemble performing regularly around the world.

      Born in Gdańsk in 1985, Szymczewska began to study the violin at the age of six at the State School of Music in Koszalin. She graduated from the Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań, where she studied with Professor Bartosz Bryła, and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, from the class of Professor Krzysztof Węgrzyn. In October 2010, she became a faculty member at the Academy of Music in Poznań and since 2016 at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.

      She currently plays a Nicolò Gagliano violin (1755), loaned courtesy of Anne-Sophie Mutter.