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“… I think I speak for many others when I suggest that he should be invited again – we would all enrich our lives, if we get to know as many sides of this outstandingly talented musician and composer as possible.”

Balázs Szabó, musicologist

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…His piece, Tre Hymni was a beautiful mixture of tradition and invention; it can be characterised by clean modesty and parts composed with best taste. Just when we were amazed by the mature way of handling the piano, we were distracted by a beautiful vocal or cello melody, while a perfectly portioned flute melody formed a counter-piece…

Márk Aszódi, revizoronline.com

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“… the sensitively composed piano movements are the diverse utterances of an independent composer without tinges of any reminiscence.”

Kristóf Csengery, Life and Literature

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“… and indeed, the world of music is familiar with him as an immaculately prepared composer who feels at home in a number of genres and has an excitingly unique style.”

Balázs Szabó, feol.hu

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“… the artist played all these extremely complex compositions by heart without a single mistake or musical error, with highly colourful registration, and with a high level of focus embracing all details, while the style of the performance was elegantly cool and unbelievably self-confident.”

Balázs Szabó, feol.hu

Press

A Personal Sound for Eternity

Author: Tamás Pallós, Új Ember (New People) – weekly printed newspaper, 19 March, 2017 Translated by László Kiss András Gábor Virágh’s musical world is recognized by an Erkel Award Photo: Zoltán Sebestyén   A recitalist organist, an active church musician and a composer who builds his works on tradition and his great predecessors, while making efforts to try to find his... Read more »

Mr. Virágh honoured with the Ferenc Erkel composition award

András Gábor Virágh, Junior Prima Price awarded composer was exceptionally honoured with the annual Ferenc Erkel Composer Award by the Government of Hungary. Ferenc Erkel (1810-1893) was a Hungarian composer, conductor and pianist. He was the father of the Hungarian grand opera, written mainly on historical themes, which are still often performed in Hungary. He also composed the music of “Himnusz”,... Read more »

STUDIO 5 COMPOSERS NIGHT

Bella–Virágh–Solti–Mátyássy–Kutrik 2017.02.19 19.00, Solti Hall   Programme: Máté Bella: Laniakea András Gábor Virágh: Tres Orationes Árpád Solti: Kindergartenliedchen Szabolcs Mátyássy: Bipolar Etudes Bence Kutrik: Trembling Generations Y and Z of today’s Hungarian composers are heirs to the music tradition, hallmarked by György Ligeti and György Kurtág, which after Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály and Ernő Dohnányi raised Hungarian contemporary music into an... Read more »

World premiere of Mr. Virágh’s Sinfonietta

András Gábor Virágh (1984) must be one of those few people who can add extra hours to a normal day and spend 30 hours of it in a useful way. Owner of the Junior Prima Award and many other recognitions roughly equaling the number of his years, András Gábor Virágh pursues an almost untraceable number of activities. Without exhausting the... Read more »

András Gábor Virágh has received the Benedek Istvánffy award

This year, the Hungarian Composers’ Union gave the Benedek Istvánffy award named after the classic Hungarian composer for the 15th time. This award is given to a composer under 40 years of age for a piece of work presented in the previous year. In a strong competition this year, a one act opera by András Gábor Virágh titled Femme fatale 2200111XXG... Read more »

IN THE WAIL WITH NARAYAN

Marcato Ensemble / New Theatre Author: Márk Aszódi …However, András Gábor Virágh born in 1984 gave us a pleasant surprise. Considering the fact that the young artist became the organist of Saint Stephen’s Basilica in 2010 the surprise he gave us was still significant. His piece,Tre Hymni was a beautiful mixture of tradition and invention; it can be characterised by... Read more »