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
Gautier Capuçon & Yuja Wang

16 January 2020, 19.30-21.30

Grand Hall

Chamber Music – Tuned for Grand Hall

Gautier Capuçon & Yuja Wang Presented by Liszt Academy

Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major (arrangement by Jules Delsart for cello and piano)
Chopin: Introduction and Polonaise, Op. 3 (‘Polonaise brillante’)


Chopin: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, Op. 65

Gautier Capuçon (cello), Yuja Wang (piano)

Yuja Wang and Gautier Capuçon are world-renowned soloists in their thirties who have played chamber music together for a long time; they have very different characters yet they are equally charismatic artistic personalities. And the programme they have chosen for this recital suits them perfectly: in pieces that cover a broad, occasionally tempestuous emotional scale, the piano has extremely vivid and virtuoso parts, while the cello will reveal a diversity of flowing melodies. ▪ The items by Chopin and Franck are genuine creations of the 19th century: the polonaise dates from 1831, the early part of Chopin’s, whereas the sonata’s debut in 1847marked the last time the composer would ever play piano in public. Franck’s popular work was penned for his famous violinist friend Eugène Ysaÿe as a wedding present in 1886; the fine arrangement for cello was published with the approval of the composer. ▪ Yuja Wang and Gautier Capuçon will set out on a European concert tour with this profoundly Romantic programme in early 2020. Happily, the Budapest audience will not have to make the pilgrimage to the auditoriums of, for instance, the Philharmonie in Paris, the London Barbican Centre, or even the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, since the artistry of this marvellous pair can be enjoyed ‘at home’, in the Liszt Academy.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 6 800, 8 500, 10 200, 11 900

Season ticket:

Chamber Music - Tuned for Grand Hall Spring 2020