2018.03.21 19.00

Solti Hall

Apollon Musagète Quartet & István Várdai

Four by four

Apollon Musagète Quartet & István Várdai

String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 35
String Quintet in C major, D. 956
István Várdai (cello) Apollon Musagète Quartett: Paweł Zalejski, Bartosz Zachłod (violin); Piotr Szumieł (viola); Piotr Skweres (cello)

This is not Apollon Musagète Quartet’s debut in Hungary. World-rated István Várdai, former student of the Liszt Academy, winner of the ARD International Cello Competition, joins the quartet. This is not their first meeting: the string quartet recently took to the Kaposfest stage organized by artistic directors István Várdai and Kristóf Baráti. The quartet’s repertoire spans works from the 16th century all the way to contemporary composers. This concert features the only completed string quintet by Schubert and the string quartet written for violin, viola and two cellos by Anton Arensky, Russian composer active in the second half of the 19th century. Rimsky-Korsakov commented on Arensky thus: “In his youth Arensky did not escape some influence from me; later the influence came from Tchaikovsky. He will quickly be forgotten.” Indeed, although this harsh comment of Rimsky-Korsakov came true in part, the imaginative string quartet by Arensky dedicated to Tchaikovsky can still have an emotional impact on audiences.

Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets: HUF 2 800, 3 900