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.
Currently residing in Vienna, Irén Seleljo displayed her love for chamber music early on, and it continues to play an important role in her life to this day. Her repertoire ranges from the Baroque era to contemporary music, and she has been credited with several world premières both in Hungary and abroad. Ádám Balogh was 12 years old when he was admitted to the Franz Liszt Academy of Music's School for Exceptional Young Talents and made his début with the Budapest Festival Orchestra at 13. Since... then, he has played with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Hungarian National Philharmonic and the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra. Krisztián Kocsis, the next young musician leaving his calling card on the figurative table of the Beethoven Sonata Weekend, gained the most important musical inspirations in his life from his father, Zoltán Kocsis, one of the greatest pianists of the second half of the 20th century - who won his first major competition playing this same sonata. Playing the Moonlight Sonata, the final work of the first day, will be Balázs Fülei, who has exerted a pivotal influence on a multitude of young musicians as the head of the chamber music department at the Liszt Academy.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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