Please allow me that, apart from my regrettable ignorance of the Hungarian language, I remain Magyar in my heart and soul from birth to the grave. As a consequence, I earnestly wish to further the progress of Hungarian music.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra & István Várdai

25 October 2020, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra & István Várdai

Program change

Dvořák: Serenade in D minor, Op. 44
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129


Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 (‘Eroica’)

Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra (concertmaster: Péter Tfirst)
Artistic director and performer: István Várdai (cello)

At the beginning of the year, one of the sensations of the music profession was the news that István Várdai had been appointed new artistic director of Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra. This concert is the first opportunity for the world-famous cellist to play in front of a Budapest audience with ‘his’ ensemble. This is what he said of their combined efforts: “It is necessary to work with the composer’s creativity, as though one had just then discovered the composition, one has to imagine oneself in the creative process, and this is extraordinarily refreshing. It is important that we show elegance, the diversity of the formation; this gives new inspiration to the ensemble. We are trying to get the audience to perceive the energy inherent in works, as well as the conviction and the will with which Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra interpret the message of composers.”

Presented by

Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra Foundation


HUF 2 900, 4 800, 6 000, 8 500, 12 000