“… 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,


2018 February 23., 19.00, Solti Hall

Judit Varga: Black and White
Árpád Solti: Concertino for Strings and Solo Timpani
Bence Kutrik: Emojis
András Gábor Virágh: Genesys
Máté Bella: Lethe

Featuring: Anima Musicae Chamberorchestra
Chiao-Hua Chang (erhu)
Gábor Palotás (timpani)
Conducting: Péter Dobszay

László László Révész & Volkan Mengi (VJ & live animation)

In the wake of their introductory concert in February 2017, members of the composers’ group going under the name Studio 5 make another Composers’ Evening appearance at the Liszt Academy. Máté Bella, Bence Kutrik, Árpád Solti, Judit Varga and András Gábor Virágh are the heirs of that music tradition hallmarked by György Ligeti and György Kurtág, which – after Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály and Ernő Dohnányi – has raised contemporary Hungarian music onto an international level. Starting from this noble tradition, the aim of Studio 5 is to create new musical concerts that represent at the highest artistic standard a bridge between tradition and innovation, patina and progress. By reinterpreting their musical roles, the creative minds are endeavouring to bring contemporary music closer to a young audience and make the new sounds they represent accessible and experiential to as many people as possible. Even though every one of the Studio 5 composers completed part of their music studies abroad, they all consider the Liszt Academy their alma mater. They can boast countless Hungarian and international prizes, and several of them are also respected as teachers at the Liszt Academy. The acoustically excellent Sir Georg Solti Chamber Hall is venue for their new music recital in which just like last year some of the most gifted of the young generation of musicians take to the stage.

During the concert, ambient style videos will be screened. STUDIO 5 commissioned László László Révész artist and his colleague Volkan Mengii turkish computer artist, exchange student of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts’ doctoral program.
It is important to mention that the connection between video and music will be the opposite of the usual: on this concert music will be in focus and video will accompany.

Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets: HUF 1 900

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