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
József Lendvay & Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra

9 March 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

József Lendvay & Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra Presented by Liszt Academy

Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D major ('Basle Concerto')
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
Waxman: Carmen Fantasie
Weiner–Lendvay József: Divertimento


Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70

József Lendvay (violin)
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra (concertmaster: Péter Tfirst)

Soloist for this recital, József Lendvay, Liszt Prize laureate and awardee of the Bronze Order of the Cross of the Republic of Hungary, once entranced an audience in the Vatican with his remarkable violin skills; his artistic activities were recognized with the Papal Bronze Medallion. His career started early: he was already playing the violin aged four and he later studied at the Liszt Academy’s Special School for Young Talents. At a young age he triumphed at top violin competitions in Budapest, the Czech Republic and Amsterdam, following which he was absolute winner of the Tibor Varga Competition in Switzerland in 1997. He has staged concerts in several countries as soloist with, for example, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Dutch Radio Orchestra, Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Suisse Romande, and the Orchestra of Nations, which was founded by Justus Franz and Leonard Bernstein: he was also concertmaster in the latter ensemble. He plays an instrument crafted by Giovanni Testore in 1777, the refined tones of which the Liszt Academy audience can enjoy in three virtuoso pieces at the joint recital with Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra.



Presented by

Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra


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