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
Budapest Festival Orchestra

25 May 2024, 19.45-22.00

Grand Hall

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Mozart: Symphony No. 15 in G major, K. 124
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219
Janáček: Suite for String Orchestra, JW 6/2
Grieg: Two Nordic Melodies, Op. 63

Suyoen Kim (violin)
Budapest Festival Orchestra (concertmaster: János Pilz)

The Concertino series, featuring works for chamber orchestra, this time launches a musical expedition to the north. The departure point was Salzburg: on his return from his second trip to Italy, Mozart composed his Symphony No. 15 here, and it was here that he wrote his Violin Concerto No. 5, with which he bid farewell to the genre at the age of just under twenty as he gradually explored and pushed the limits of the violin concerto’s scope and technique. Janáček’s Suite for String Orchestra from the composer’s early period will be performed in the Czech Republic. The final destination will be Norway, where the BFO, led by János Pilz, will bring Grieg’s two melodies based on folk songs. The soloist for the evening is Berlin Konzerthausorchester’s first concertmaster Suyoen Kim, who plays Mozart with “charm, a seductively warm tone and fluid melodies”, according to The Strad journalist.

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Budapest Festival Orchestra


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