Meeting a marvel. The 32 piano sonatas written by Ludwig van Beethoven, who was born 250 years ago, together comprise one of the most significant works of art created in the history of music, one that reinterpreted the relationship between the genre and the instrument, wrapping up the development of the Classical piano sonata form and opening the way toward Romanticism. Over the course of nine concerts to be held over two days, Müpa Budapest will present the audience with all 32 personal testaments in the order they were created, with the procession of 32 different performers also serving as a celebration of the storied and internationally renowned Hungarian school of piano playing.
János Palojtay's playing drew the attention of two legends of the piano: András Schiff and Mitsuko Uchida. The former selected him as one of the soloists at the Building Bridges concert series, and at the invitation of the latter, he has been a guest at the Marlboro Music Festival since 2018. Károly Mocsári, who will be performing the Sonata Pathétique, saw his international career skyrocket in 1986 after triumphing at the Liszt Competition, and he has been visiting the world's major conce...rt halls as a soloist and chamber musician ever since. Long based in Paris, Mocsári serves as an artistic consultant for the French Liszt Society.
'What makes her playing attractive is her astonishing musicality, the nobility of her performance style and her profound dedication to music.'
This is how Dmitri Bashkirov, Éva Szalai's professor at Madrid's Reina Sofia School of Music, described his post-graduate student, who has since gone on to perform as a guest all over the world. Apor Szüts, the last artist to appear in the concert, is not only known as a pianist, as he has also gained recognition as a composer and conductor. The young musician was 19 years old when he founded his own ensemble, ApOrchestra, and he currently serves as the music director of the Virtuosos television talent search programme.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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