2017.10.28 19.00

Solti Hall

Richard Galliano & Mihály Demeniv

Richard Galliano & Mihály Demeniv

Works by Galliano, Thelonious Monk, Granados, Debussy, Satie and Piazzolla
Richard Galliano, Mihály Demeniv (accordion)

The music style of French accordion player Richard Galliano is tricky to pin down. It is a reworking of European folk music or perhaps more accurately early 20th century French salon music, supplemented with that emotional scale that suits the modern age. This is blended with jazz elements and a twist of improvization so that any border between the two genres is completely dissolved. The style and indeed the concept came from a meeting with Astor Piazzolla, who transformed Argentinian tango using similar methods. Mihály Demeniv is known to domestic audiences from the talent show Virtuosos, in which he was awarded a special prize in 2014. The parents of this young artist are also musicians although they did not pressure him to start learning an instrument. It all started out as a game but eventually developed into a love affair. He won his first international competition at the age of eight, since when his career has taken him from the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy to the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets: HUF 4 500, 5 400