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Sir Georg Solti
Giovanni Guzzo & Liszt Academy’s String Orchestra

13 February 2022, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Concertmasters of the Orchestra 2022

Giovanni Guzzo & Liszt Academy’s String Orchestra Presented by Liszt Academy

Offline&online

Respighi: Suite for Organ and Strings in G major
Rajmund Kun (organ)
Haydn: Violin Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIa:1
INTERMISSION
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 (chamber orchestra version)

Liszt Academy String Orchestra
Concert master and soloist: Giovanni Guzzo

Giovanni Guzzo began his career as a wunderkind in his homeland, Venezuela, then perfected his skills in Madrid and London. Currently, he is concertmaster of the former ensemble of Sándor Végh, Camerata Salzburg. He is half Italian, therefore one could say that Italian music runs through his veins, something he proudly avows through the compilation of this programme. The concert opens with the Italian Respighi’s concert hall speciality organ suite written in 1905, which daringly combines modern with Baroque. Then Guzzo – leading the Liszt Academy String Orchestra – performs the violin concerto by Haydn, which the composer wrote for the Italian concertmaster of his orchestra returning to the Eszterházy court around 1765. After the intermission, there is a performance of Tchaikovsky's marvellous, full-blooded Romantic composition, Souvenir de Florence, which started life as a string sextet but is even more intense played by a string orchestra.

Stream free of charge at the Online Concert Hall, Facebook page and Youtube channel of the Liszt Academy.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets:

HUF 3 500, 4 700, 5 900

Concert series:

Concertmasters of the Orchestra 2022