The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
Duo Koroliov

25 October 2018, 19.30-21.30

Grand Hall


Duo Koroliov

J. S. Bach–Evgeni Koroliov: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 (transcription for piano four hands)
J. S. Bach–Kurtág György: “Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir”, chorale prelude, BWV 687 (transcription for piano four hands) 
J. S. Bach–Kurtág György: “Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit” (Actus tragicus) – Cantata, BWV 106 – Sonatina (transcription for piano four hands) 
J. S. Bach–Kurtág György: Trio Sonata No. 1 in E-flat major, BWV 525 – 1st Movement
Schubert: Fantasia in F minor, D. 940


Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (Arrangement for piano four hands by the composer)


Evgeni Koroliov, Ljupka Hadzigeorgieva (piano)

Evgeni Koroliov is a regular guest of concert venues in Budapest, giving local audiences many opportunities to recognize with what profundity and individuality he interprets the music of Bach. He met his duo partner, Macedonian Ljupka Hadzi-Georgieva, in Moscow when they both studied at the conservatory. Ljupka Hadzi-Georgieva completed her studies in Skopje and Zagreb, and she was just 16 when she was taken on as a state scholarship holder by the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. The working relationship of the two started extremely fruitfully when they won a prize at the Belgrade Jeunesses Musicales Competition in 1977, while just a few years later they proved to be a sensation at the Leningrad Duo Festival, walking away with both the jury and audience first prizes. In 2000, the duo, who are equally committed to modern music, attended the Yekaterinburg International Duo Festival where they were awarded the prize for the best interpretation of 20th century music by the association of Russian composers. They recorded an album from the Bach arrangements by György Kurtág in 2011.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 400, 2 100, 3 500, 4 900, 5 600