The two Hungarians not only played music, they were themselves the music – in every nerve – down to their fingertips.

Adelheid von Schorn on Reményi and Liszt

Chamber Music, So Close Spring 2022

As part of the series, Grammy Award-winning young British violinist Nicola Benedetti will take the stage as a member of a piano trio at the Liszt Academy together with Leonard Elschenbroich and Alexei Grynyuk. Three years ago, Hungarian audiences met violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, of Armenian descent, as one of the contestants in the international Rising Star project; this year, he will perform as a member of a piano trio together with two world-famous musicians - Daniel Müller-Schott and Anna Vinnitskaya. The chamber evening of bassist Zsolt Fejérvári, featuring piano player Dávid Báll, will be one of the highlights of the series. Their programme will include Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata and 20th-century masterpieces.

The violin-viola-cello trio featuring Eszter Haffner, Péter Bársony and Ditta Rohmann will perform works composed in 1944 by Czech composers Hans Krása and Gideon Klein, who died in Auschwitz as victims of the Holocaust. The programme of the concert will also include the Hungarian premiere of a piece for string trio composed by Péter Eötvös. The Altalena Ensemble, consisting of young talents who graduated from the Liszt Academy in recent years, will perform works by Bach and Stravinsky as well as a new composition by Balázs D. Kecskés under the baton of Marcell Dénes-Worowski.

May 2022