“… 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,

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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,

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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,



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 »

A night to remember with Katalin Pitti and András Gábor Virágh

Székesfehérvár – This year’s Mesterbérlet (Pass of Masters) series ended on Monday evening with the wildly successful concert of Katalin Pitti opera singer, and Gábor András Virágh, organist. 31st May, 2011. Author: Balázs Szabó …probably it wouldn’t hurt anyone to say that the true surprise and sensation of the evening was the performance of Gábor András Virágh. (Since I am... Read more »

You must get to know your physical and mental limits

MusiciansWho – Wednesday, 8th September, 2010. The youngest member of the five-generation organist dynasty, András Gábor Virágh, considers himself lucky, because he managed to tackle his difficulties by learning. He used to play the organ at masses when he was in his teens, and he also taught others how to play the instrument and won several awards. Hard work yielded... Read more »

A young, Hungarian talent – organ stories of András Gábor Virágh

20th June, 2012. Gabriella Bokor It is a special experience when the organ player of the Basilica, awarded with the Junior Prima prize in 2011, leads a journalist to the organ through mysterious doors, spiral staircases and corridors hidden from public view. András Gábor Virágh explained to me the functions of the keys, and also showed me the different effects... Read more »

With hands and feet, focusing in four directions – ANDRÁS GÁBOR VIRÁGH

Author: Zsuzsa Réfi He is not bothered by the fact that he is always measured to his grandfather or father, neither is he bothered when all his concerts start by taking his shoes off. Gábor András Virágh composes more and more pieces in addition to playing the organ, and really enjoys teaching as well as studying. INTERVIEW – As a... Read more »