“… 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,

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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,



2017.02.19 19.00, Solti Hall



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 international arena. Five young artists of the music composer grouping called Studio 5 have a mission: starting out from this tradition, they bring about new music concerts. Even though these five creative minds almost without exception studied music abroad as well as in Hungary (in Canada, Poland, Belgium, Austria and Sweden), all look on the Liszt Academy as their alma mater. The five compositions in this Studio 5 concert represent five different galaxies in a single universe. The cosmic metaphor is all the more apposite given that Máté Bella was inspired by the structure of the galaxies when writing his piece. In his work, András Gábor Virágh configures an early Christian prayer, while Árpád Solti inserts children’s songs and rhymes into a totally new musical medium. The Szabolcs Mátyássy composition exemplifies the bipolarity of music through a pair of movements whereas Bence Kutrik’s cimbalom concerto arrives at its ‘trembling’ conclusion via the Fibonacci sequence.

Detailed programme

Sponsor: National Cultural Fund of Hungary

Tickets: HUF 1 200