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
Gábor Farkas Piano Recital

15 April 2020, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Budapest Spring Festival

Gábor Farkas Piano Recital

Soirées de Vienne


Schubert: Four Impromptus, D. 935
Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26
Schubert–Liszt: Soirées de Vienne – Valse Caprice No. 6
Schubert–Liszt: Soirées de Vienne – Valse Caprice No. 7
Grünfeld: Soirée de Vienne – concert paraphrase, Op. 56

Gábor Farkas (piano)

One of the most outstanding pianists of his generation, Gábor Farkas is a widely acknowledged interpreter of the Romantic repertoire, who has won several international competitions, and is regularly invited to prestigious festivals and concert halls the world over. His exceptional talent and work to date have been acknowledged with the Liszt and the Junior Prima Prize. Gábor Farkas and his family currently live in Tokyo, where he teaches at the Tokyo College of Music. He has released numerous solo records, playing the works of the greatest masters of the Romantic piano literature, such as Schumann, Liszt and Chopin. He received the Aoyama Music Award, and has been a Steinway Artist since 2017, when he was unanimously voted to be one by the New York, Hamburg and Budapest offices of Steinway & Sons Records. The title of his programme at the Liszt Academy speaks for itself, as it will bring to life the thousand nuances of Vienna’s milieu.



Presented by

Budapest Festival and Tourism Centre


HUF 2 000, 3 200, 4 500, 5 900