I am not exaggerating when I say that, whatever I achieved as a musician, I owe more to Leó Weiner than to anyone else. ... To me, he remains an outstanding example of what a musician should be.

Sir Georg Solti
MÁV Symphony Orchestra

6 October 2023, 19.00-21.30

Grand Hall

MÁV Symphony Orchestra


Liszt–Farkas: Funérailles
Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 1, BB 48a


Mahler: Symphony No. 5

Júlia Pusker (violin)
MÁV Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Róbert Farkas

With the first piece of our program, the orchestra commemorates one of the most tragic days in our history, the anniversary of the execution of the martyrs of Arad. In memory of the heroes executed, Liszt composed a great piano piece titled Funérailles (Funeral), which was transcribed for symphony orchestra by the great composer Ferenc Farkas. Bartók composed his Violin Concerto No. 1 at a young age; it is the musical reminiscence of an unfulfilled love. Mahler composed his Symphony No. 5 in 1901, a record of his romantic state of mind as he wavered between joys, disappointments, illness and many other overwhelming experiences. It is a lengthy work for a large orchestra that will captivate its listeners from the first minute to the last.

Violinist Júlia Pusker was born in 1991 in Kecskemét, Hungary. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in London, she obtained her Master’s degree in 2016. Between 2016 and 2021, she was Artist-in-Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels, where she worked alongside with Augustin Dumay. In 2019, she was a finalist in the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, where she won 5th prize. Júlia Pusker has been selected by the European Concert Hall Organisation to perform in its Rising Stars series, hence she will give solo performances at the most prominent concert halls in Europe in the 2023/24 season. She has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Junior Prima Prize. The evening will be conducted by Róbert Farkas, who has been the chief conductor of the MÁV Symphony Orchestra since 2021.

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HUF 5 400, 6 000, 6 600