The training I received at the Academy was difficult and at times harsh, but those who survived the experience emerged as real musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
Arditti Quartet

13 December 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Four by Four

Arditti Quartet Presented by Liszt Academy

Bartók: String Quartet No. 3, BB 93
Ligeti: String Quartet No. 2


Berg: Lyric Suite

Arditti Quartet: Irvine Arditti, Ashot Sarkissjan (violin), Ralf Ehlers (viola), Lucas Fels (cello)

Since their first concert in September 1974 with  Penderecki’s String Qartet No. 2 based on the instructions given on the spot by the composer who arrived to recieve his honorary degree, Arditti Quartet plays a vital role in contemporary music. Their current lineup – unchanged since the serial conversions in the 90s – established the sound that has become their trade mark, being based on collaboration with the composers, with the aim of supporting and emphasising their purposes. As a result of this, they have received works written specially for the ensemble by most of the contemporary composers, often having the scores and the premiering licence delivered together. But on this occasion they bring a program to Budapest that can be considered ’early music’ – by their standards – since Bartók and Berg are now time-honoured classics. Among these two’s century-old works, the ensemble performs Ligeti’s half-a-century-old String Quartet No. 2.



The concert is followed by CODA – which is an informal conversation with the performers.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 200, 1 700, 2 800, 3 900