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
László Borbély & Péter Kiss Piano Recital

22 October 2020, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

László Borbély & Péter Kiss Piano Recital

Cosmic interactions

Ligeti: Drei Stücke für zwei Klaviere
Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, BB 115
Péter Eötvös: Sonata per sei

László Borbély, Péter Kiss (piano)
Balázs Demény [3] (sampler keyboard)
Kornél Hencz [2, 3], Dániel Láposi [2, 3], László Demeter [3] (percussion)
Conductor: Róbert Farkas [3]

László Borbély and Péter Kiss are original, key members of the generation of pianists who started their career in the 2000s. They both teach at the Liszt Academy. They give solo concerts, play chamber music, and collaborate with symphonic orchestras. They feel equally at home in all periods of music history from Bach to György Kurtág, and both of them are fully committed to contemporary music. The two, however, have never played together in duo.

With Bartók, Ligeti and Péter Eötvös on the programme, their concert illustrates the deep and close connections between the three composers. As they put it, each work “is embedded in infinity, and leads the listener through multiple dimensions.” Ligeti himself called his Drei Stücke für zwei Klaviere (1976) “three-dimensional music, a hologram in imaginary space.”

Presented by

Budapest Festival and Tourism Centre

Tickets:

HUF 3 500