Since 2013, year after year the World-Wide series has been deepening our knowledge of the cimbalom and tárogató, with panel discussions, exhibitions and films about these two truly Hungarian musical instruments. The concerts held as part of this mini-festival also clearly demonstrate that these instruments possess not just a multi-faceted past, but also a beautiful future. The ninth year of the series will reveal the instruments' extensive presence and their latest developments, covering their widespread use in folk and world music, ethno jazz and improvisational music.
Over the last eight years, the World-Wide mini-festival has showcased the cimbalom's predecessors and close relatives, the work of Vencel József Schunda - who perfected the instrument and also created the modern tárogató - and also how, in addition to their use in Gypsy music, classical genres and folk, the instruments have in recent decades found new paths in jazz, ethno jazz, world music and contemporary compositions - the panel discussion will examine the last of these topics. Using their ful...l creative powers, the cimbalom players will demonstrate the varied nature of the latest trends of the instrument and how far they can lead, particularly in terms of improvisational jazz. All of these ideas will be present in this evening concert, which as a whole will examine the concept of diversity. Ion Curtean, a virtuoso cimbalom player of Moldovan origin who now resides in Hungary, performs classical music pieces alongside Romanian folk music. Mihály Borbély's tárogató playing features Southern Slavic music and ethno jazz, while improvisation is an essential element of the play of Miklós Lukács, as well as of the versatile young cimbalom artist Dániel Szabó. During the concert, we can also hear András Berecz perform a selection based on Greek and Asia Minor collections.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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