For six years, I received the most significant part of my formal musical education at the Liszt Academy.

Sir Georg Solti
Cohen, Ránki, Klukon, Smirnov…

27 July 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Festival Academy 2019

Cohen, Ránki, Klukon, Smirnov… Presented by Liszt Academy

Péter Tornyai: New piece - premiere
Dimitry Smirnov (violin), Balázs Szabó (organ)
J. S. Bach: Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1016
Dimitry Smirnov (violin), Balázs Szabó (organ)
Liszt: Via Crucis
Edit Klukon, Dezső Ránki (piano)
Blow, Händel és J. S. Bach áriái
Ágnes Kovács (soprano), Katalin Kokas (violin), Jonathan Cohen (harpsichord), Igor Davidovics (lute), György Janzsó (double bass)
Beethoven: Sonata No. 9 for Violin and Piano in A major, Op. 47 (‘Kreutzer’)
Barnabás Kelemen (violin), Dejan Lazić (piano)

Not even a year has passed since the Voit organ – which used to symbolise Hungary’s music scene – was restored after many years of silence in the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy. Her famously splendid sound will be featured also in Festival Academy in Bach’s Sonata for Violin and Harpsichordand in a contemporary composition written to accompany it, penned by the Junior Prima and Artisjus Awards- winning composer Péter Tornyai especially on commission of the Festival Academy. Franz Liszt had two great role-models: Bach and Beethoven. In his large-volume passion Via Crucis the sincerity of the Baroque genius and the grimness of Beethoven’s works can be perceived simultaneously. One of Bach’s secular cantatas will be staged during the vocal section following the intermission. This will give way to the deeply admired „Kreutzer” Sonata, which can partly thank its popularity to Tolstoy and was – interestingly – rejected by the violinist Rudolph Kreutzer who it had been dedicated to and named after.

Presented by

Festival Academy Budapest


HUF 4 000 (Students/Pensioners: HUF 2000). 25% discount for two or three tickets, 50% discount for four or more tickets.