Gilbert Varga & Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra

15 May 2021, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Masters of the Orchestra

Gilbert Varga & Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra Presented by Liszt Academy


Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35

Ádám Balogh (piano)
Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Gilbert Varga

The Liszt Academy celebrated its 145th birthday in November 2020. Since its foundation in November 1875, it has been the bastion of music teaching in Hungary. Even from a distance of nearly one and a half centuries, the person of the founder, Ferenc Liszt, still defines the mission of the institution. His compositional and performance career of unparalleled significance in music history represents an inheritance that still feeds music teaching activities at the Liszt Academy to this day, and which serves as a yardstick for the very highest professional quality. Students playing in the Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra also strive to attain this standard. At this festive event delayed due to the pandemic they perform the concerto by Bartók, who was tied to the Liszt Academy with unbreakable bonds, as well as Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestral suite under the conductorship of Gilbert Varga, the world-class artist of Hungarian ancestry. Soloist of the piano concerto is Ádám Balogh, who took second place in the piano category of the Bartók World Competition.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre