Winner of the Leó Weiner National Chamber Music Competition
- String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810 (‘Death and the Maiden’)
- String Quartet No. 3 in E-flat minor, Op. 30
Kállai String Quartet shared first prize at the 2016 Leó Weiner National Chamber Music Competition established to honour the memory of the legendary chamber music professor of the Liszt Academy. Ernő Kállai studied under Itzhak Perlman at the Juilliard School, he has played with accompaniment from such great orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, and he has been concertmaster of the Hungarian State Opera since 2016. Chamber music plays a key part in his career and he has learnt some of the most intricate secrets of the genre from such individuals as the member of the Juilliard Quartet János Devich, who represents the Weiner tradition, and Gábor Takács-Nagy. He first took to the stage of the Liszt Academy with his own string quartet in 2015; one critic characterized their play as follows: “extreme musical tension, a courageous display of Magyar-style elements and astonishing technical professionalism”.
Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre
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