Technique should create itself from spirit not from mechanics.

Franz Liszt to Lina Raman
Kállai String Quartet

18 October 2019, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Chamber Music, So Close

Kállai String Quartet Presented by Liszt Academy

Bartók, Beethoven, Brahms

Bartók: String Quartet No. 2, BB 75
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 (‘Serioso’)
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

Kállai String Quartet: Ernő Kállai, Géza Szajkó (violin), Kálmán Dráfi (viola), István Balázs (cello)
József Balog (piano)

Nothing is lost, just transformed, goes the saying. This has happened with the Kállai String Quartet celebrating their fourth birthday this year, who debuted under this name in the Liszt Academy’s Solti Hall in 2015, although in fact they were established as the Nyári Quartet in 2009. The reason for the renaming? A change of first violinist. Despite their relative youth, Kállai Quartet have made several concert appearances and won prizes at several chamber music competitions with a repertoire spanning the ages from Haydn, father of the string quartet, to the 20th century. The programme tonight also reflects their openness to different eras since a century separates the composition of the Bartók string quartet and the Beethoven piece. Bridging these in time is the Brahms piano quintet which was composed between the two works. Pianist József Balog, holder of the Liszt Prize, joins the quartet in the performance of the latter work.   



The concert is followed by CODA – which is an informal conversation with the performers.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 2 500, 3 500