The Liszt Academy’s very own ensemble, the Kelemen Quartet consisting of outstanding musicians, is teaming up with the pianist Péter Frankl, who is now residing in London. The next concert of the series At home in the Liszt Academy will be a genuine feast commemorating Dohnányi. Péter Frankl highly commended for his splendid performances is one of those globally acclaimed musicians who graduated from the Liszt Academy and can be regarded as Dohnányi’s „grandson” on the family-tree of pianists. He doesn’t only spread the fame of the Hungarian piano school as a performing artist but also as a member of the academic staff of Yale University.
Kelemen Quartet. Photo: László Emmer
The concert programme is opened with the emblematic Piano Quintet in C minor, which earned even Brahm’s recognition, followed by the Piano Quintet in Eflat minor composed in 1914 and also considered a masterpiece giving delight both to the performers themselves and the audience. The instrumental arrangement of the Sextet in C major written in 1935 is quite unconventional: the string trio and the piano unite with two wind instruments: the clarinet and the horn, now played by two excellent section leaders of the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ákos Ács and Zoltán Szőke respectively.
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Barnabás Kelemen, Katalin Kokas, Gábor Homoki and László Fenyő are closely connected to their alma mater. They selected the most excellent of Hungarian and international soloists for the series At home in the Liszt Academy.