The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
Maria João Pires, Gábor Takács-Nagy & Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra

10 December 2021, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Maria João Pires, Gábor Takács-Nagy & Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra

Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385 (‘Haffner’)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

Maria João Pires (piano)
Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Gábor Takács-Nagy

Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra are made up of the alumni of the Verbier Festival Orchestra, whose principal conductor since August 2007 is Gábor Takács-Nagy. They have worked in partnership with an impressive list of the world’s best conductors and soloists. Members of the ensemble continue their careers with the world’s leading orchestras, including in Boston, Berlin, Chicago, London, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, Moscow, San Francisco and Vienna. Through their concerts organized globally, the chamber orchestra function as the ambassador of the Verbier Festival. This performance allows us to welcome as soloist the Portuguese-Swede Maria João Pires, pianist, one of the best interpreters of Mozart of the past several decades. The recital features the master’s D minor piano concerto and the D major ‘Haffner’ symphony plus Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D major.



Presented by

Filharmónia Hungary Nonprofit Ltd.


HUF 4 400, 5 900, 7 400