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
Erika Miklósa, Félix Lajkó & János Balázs

21 February 2019, 19.30-21.30

Grand Hall

Cziffra Festival 2019

Erika Miklósa, Félix Lajkó & János Balázs

Arias by Donizetti, Verdi, Strauss, Piazzolla, Cziffra György arrangements and improvizations

Erika Miklósa (vocals), Félix Lajkó (violin), János Balázs (piano)

Three instruments, three genres, three virtuosi, three very different personalities: all are bound together by improvizational skill and a fascination for new areas of music. A world-famous soprano, a violinist who is a law unto himself, and the pianist who has brought improvization back to the podium, have never before worked together for an entire concert. Now is the moment to find out what happens when these three explosive personalities are mixed together. This is not, however, the first joint musical expedition for Erika Miklósa and János Balázs, with their ZongOpera production being one of the most successful concerts of the 2018 Cziffra Festival: whoever enjoyed that performance will not be disappointed here. Félix Lajkó and János Balázs have in fact long played as partners; their combined musical adventures matured into a recording several years ago, since when we have experienced at several quite unforgettable concerts what it is like to be in the presence of virtuosi testing their chosen instruments to the limit.

Presented by

Besszer Concert

Tickets:

HUF 3 000, 4 000, 5 000, 6 000, 8 000, 10 000