Ferenc Liszt

Liszt Academy season to feature Liszt anniversary festival, quartets

A festival celebrating the 210th birth anniversary of Ferenc Liszt, a Bartok competition for quartets and concerts by the Manchester Camerata and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra will feature among upcoming programmes at the Budapest Liszt Music Academy, the rector of the academy said on Wednesday.
16. September 2021 7:01

The Liszt Festival will be a highlight event taking place between October 9 and 22 and many internationally renowned artists will be performing at the Academy in the next couple of months, Andrea Vigh told a press conference. Coinciding with the Cziffra Festival, the event’s programme marking Liszt’s birthday on October 22 will include a concert by the Music Academy’s Symphonic Orchestra performing titles by Liszt, Brahms and Bartok, she said.

The Bartok World Competition for quartets will be organised between October 26-31 with 13 groups giving concerts. In the competition final the quartets will have to perform pieces by Bartok and Schubert, Andras Csonka, director of the concert centre, told the same press conference.

The programme includes a concert by Manchester Camerata under the baton of Gabor Takacs-Nagy and with pianist Denes Varjon on October 15. On January 27 the Swedish Chamber Orchestra will give a concert with clarinetist and conductor  Martin Frost. Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov will be on stage with a special Liszt repertoire on October 17 and Latvian organist Iveta Apkalna will recite works by Bach and Baltic composers on October 2.

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