...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
Evgeni Koroliov Piano Recital

24 October 2020, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Evgeni Koroliov Piano Recital

MVM Concerts - The Piano


J. S. Bach: Overture in the French Style in B minor, BWV 831
J. S. Bach: Four Duets, BWV 802–805


Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31/2 ('Storm')

Evgeni Koroliov (piano)

Evgeni Koroliov is a phenomenon of the international music scene, winning over audiences with his extraordinary artistic and interpretive skills free of all kinds of pretension, as well as with his overwhelming spiritual empathy for the interpreted works. His extensive repertoire runs from Bach and the Vienna classics through works by Schubert, Chopin and Debussy right up to the modern classics, Messiaen and Ligeti. He has shown a special affinity for Bach works and has given his interpretations of the very greatest pieces at countless venues, for instance the Salzburg Whitsun Baroque Festival and in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. His CD recording ‘The Art of Fugue’ prompted a memorable reaction from composer György Ligeti: “If I could take with me a single CD to an uninhabited island, it would be Koroliov's Bach recording, because I would listen to it in the midst of starvation and deadly thirst, until my final breath.” His solo recital of Bach’s Goldberg Variations at the Leipzig Festival was recorded for posterity by EuroArts. Recently, record publisher Tacet released a CD of Bach’s piano works and arrangements (Liszt, Kurtág, Koroliov), in which Koroliov plays duets with his wife.

Evgeni Koroliov's piano recital will be cancelled on 24 October in the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy as part of the "MVM CONCERTS – The Piano" series. The concert will be cancelled taking into account the artist's age. Tickets purchased for the concert can be redeemed at the place of purchase. It is unfortunately not possible to repay the proportional part of the season tickets for those that are still running. After the last concert of the season ticket (Dezső Ránki, 23 November 2020), the directors of the concert will be looking for a solution to compensate for the cancelled concerts of the season tickets.

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