...a country (Hungary) whose population, even today, is barely over ten million has produced so many musicians and so much outstanding music. I am grateful for having been born and trained there.

Sir Georg Solti
Amadinda 35

18 May 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Amadinda 35 Presented by Liszt Academy

Imaginary Landscape

Messiaen: O Sacrum Convivium
Aurél Holló: Zen Gardens


“Szerelem, szerelem...” (South Dunántúl)
“A Bakonyban lakom...” (Szatmár)
Mkazi wa mulomo (Malawi)
Bodonkúti hajnali (Kalotaszeg, Transylvania)
Xylophone Fang (Gabon)
Slow csárdás from Kalotaszeg
Dances from Kalotaszeg
Sirató (Zimbabwe)
Amadinda (Uganda)
Gahu (Ghana)
Improvisations from Mezőség (Transylvania)
Otea (Tahiti)
Music from Gyimes (Transylvania)

Amadinda Percussion Group: Károly Bojtos, Aurél Holló, Zoltán Rácz, Zoltán Váczi
Muzsikás Folk Ensemble Hungary: Mihály Sipos, László Porteleki, Péter Éri, Dániel Hamar
Featuring: Ildikó Tóth „Fecske” (Swallow), Zoltán Farkas „Batyu” (Bandle)

Amadinda Percussion Group really do rank as one of the most significant percussion formations in the world. Over the last 35 years they have become not only standard-bearers for the revolutionary emancipation of percussion instruments in classical music, but they have also written themselves into the annals of today’s music. Major contemporary composers – Cage, Ligeti, Reich included – have written important works for them, and members of the ensemble conduct ground-breaking activities in the areas of composition and transcription. They have a remarkable classical, modern and contemporary repertoire, but the presentation of percussion-based music derived from archaic, folk and non-European cultures also plays an important role in their performance practice. Furthermore, they are heavily involved in researching the meeting points of the expressive means in classical and light music, as well as the discovery of the multiplicity of collaborative forms with leading figures in the most varied fields of music. The two evening concerts provide a full picture of the varied work of the group. This first concert programme features an arrangement of a 1930s’ Messiaen work alongside their own compositions, plus Hungarian and non-European folk music – all with the help of Muzsikás, Ildikó ‘Fecske’ Tóth and Zoltán ‘Batyu’ Farkas. 



Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


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