...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
Zsolt Hamar & Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra

22 October 2020, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Masters of the Orchestra

Zsolt Hamar & Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra Presented by Liszt Academy

Streamed onlyProgram change

Britten: Simple Symphony, Op. 4
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in D minor
Liszt: Christus - Part 1: Christmas Oratorio - Introduction
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, Op. 48

Kristóf Tóth (violin)
Balázs Szabó (organ)
Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Zsolt Hamar

Celebrating its 145th anniversary, the Liszt Academy has been the stronghold of Hungarian musical education since its founding in November 1875. The personality of Franz Liszt, the founding father, largely determines the mission of this institution even after almost a century and a half. His compositions, which have deeply affected the history of music and his career as a recitalist, represent a heritage that forms the bedrock of the Academy’s music instruction programme and exemplifies the highest standard of artistic quality. It is this quality to which the students in the Symphony Orchestra of the Liszt Academy will aspire this evening when performing an arrangement of a chamber music piece by Leó Weiner and Arnold Schoenberg, respectively, as well as Mozart’s early concerto, conducted by Gilbert Varga, the world-class maestro, who is of Hungarian descent. The solo part of Romance is performed by Mátyás Hotzi, member of the Hungarian National Philharmonic, and Erzsébet Jenei, student at the Doctoral School of the Liszt Academy. The piano solo will be played by Ádám Balogh, who won second place in the piano category during the Bartók World Competition.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 2 500, 3 300, 4 100, 4 900