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
Concerto Budapest – Premiere

15 January 2022, 22.00-23.00

Grand Hall


Concerto Budapest – Premiere

Gyula Csapó

Gyula Csapó: Concerto for Viola and a Changing Environment (premiere of the revised version)

Gábor Homoki (viola)
Concerto Budapest
Conductor: Gergely Dubóczky

“It is not a competition between soloist and members of the orchestra, but the seeking of a partner; the solo viola has access to every room, his/her fellow instrumentalists play music with total omnipotence only in their own room, they cannot move across to another.” This is how in 2008 Gyula Csapó characterized his single-movement concerto composed “for viola and changing environment”, which “is a viola concerto in that the part for the viola runs through the entire work like a red thread”. The work debuted under the baton of László Tihanyi and with the assistance of the person who commissioned it, Rivka Golani. Then, in 2019, the composer developed a reworked version; Concerto Budapest immediately undertook the performance of this piece. After many enforced delays, finally the first performance of the new version is happening under the direction of conductor Gergely Dubóczky – who has a particular affinity to contemporary works – and solo by international acclaimed string player Gábor Homoki, a member of Keller Quartet.

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