Our task is to form veritable talents who possess the necessary gifts to become masters, without attending to the ungifted mediocrity.

Liszt to Giovanni Sgambati
Rysanov, Tomter, Gallardo…

21 July 2019, 19.30-22.00

Solti Hall

Festival Academy 2019

Rysanov, Tomter, Gallardo… Presented by Liszt Academy

Máté Balogh: TRIOverture - premiere
Maxim Rysanov (viola), Dóra Kokas (cello), José Gallardo (piano)
Brahms: Trio in A minor, Op. 114
Maxim Rysanov (viola), Dóra Kokas (cello), José Gallardo (piano)
Collective singing
Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, K. 493
Dmitry Smirnov (violin), Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Enrico Bronzi (cello), Dejan Lazić (piano)

While Mozart’s Piano Quartet in E flat majoris a fundamental part of the chamber music repertoire, Brahms’s Trio faded into obscurity despite its ingenuity, besides his Clarinet Quintet in B minor, which followed shortly thereafter. Although the Trio in A minororiginally featured the clarinet, the cello and the piano, Brahms also authorised all future performers to play the woodwind part on a viola. The same formation inspired Máté Balogh to compose the introductory piece commissioned by Festival Academy. The Artisjus and Junior Prima Awards-winning composer commented on his work with the following words: „My composition TRIOverture must be preceded Brahms’s Trio in A minor, op. 114 without any kind of break or intercession. The conclusion of my piece is Brahms’s Trio itself in the form of a paraphrase: my composition offers an overture to Brahms’s work. My hope and intention is that the audience interpret the two as a formidable union composed jointly by Brahms and me.”

Presented by

Fesztiválakadémia Budapest


HUF 4 000 (Students/Pensioners: HUF 2000). 25% discount for two or three tickets, 50% discount for four or more tickets.