“… 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,

The ensemble composition METAMORPHOSIS for 14 players is available on YouTube

András Gábor Virágh has composed ‘Metamorphosis for 14 players’, a three-movements chamber ensemble composition, for the request of Warsaw Autumn, a renowned international festival of contemporary music, which is about to commemorate its 60th anniversary this year. Metamorphosis, as used in the title of the composition, refers to the main motif of four notes that are played by the brass instruments for the first time. This main motif, however, recurs in various other forms adopted to the unique characteristics of each musical instrument used in the musical piece. Although each movement is built on a dissimilar underlying character, the use of the main motif has adequate power to forge even the most distant musical ideas together.