The training I received at the Academy was difficult and at times harsh, but those who survived the experience emerged as real musicians.

Sir Georg Solti

13 November 2020, 19.00-21.00

Grand Hall

Beethoven +

Varvara Presented by Liszt Academy

Streamed only – Online Concert Hall

Beethoven: Fantasy in G minor, Op. 77
Shostakovich: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B minor, Op. 61


Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Op. 87/24
Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in A major, Op. 87/7
Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in A minor, Op. 87/2
Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op. 87/4
Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in D-flat major, Op. 87/15
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27/2 (‘Moonlight’)

Varvara (piano)

Varvara Nepomnyaschaya, winner of the 2012 Anda Géza Piano Competition in Zurich, plays music to this day in a way that fully justifies and endorses the enthusiastic assessment of Markus Hinterhäuser, one of the members of the jury of the competition that marked the start of her career: “Stunned and speechless as this girl plays music. She makes one forget the instrument, the best compliment I can make a pianist.” The repertoire of Varvara – who was born in Moscow, studied under Evgeni Koroliov among others, and is still in her mid-30s – runs from Bach to Arvo Pärt. The Budapest audience has already come across her Beethoven play inspired by Emil Gilels, but not her Shostakovich interpretation, which makes this recital in the Solti Hall all the more worthwhile.

Tickets and season tickets purchased for May 3rd 2020 are valid for this concert.
The leaflet of the concert (online version) can be downloaded from below:


Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 2 900, 3 900

Live stream tickets:

HUF 1 500; sponsorship ticket: HUF 4 000