István Várdai & Friends's Recital For People With Autism


  • 13 Jan 2020 7:30 PM
  • Liszt Academy
István Várdai & Friends's Recital For People With Autism
Each year sees acclaimed artists joining the charitable initiative launched by the Franciscan Order. To date, concerts have featured performers like Veronika Harcsa, Péter Sárik, János Balázs and the Bogányi family.

This time, the leading artist of the evening organized to benefit people living with autism is none other than cellist István Várdai, winner of the Liszt Prize and professor at the Music Academy in Vienna.

The first half of the concert showcases a work each by Kodály and Bartók (both coincidentally written in 1915), and a popular Dvořák chamber work. Júlia Pusker is Várdai’s partner in Romanian Folk Dances; she made it into the final of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2019, while for the trio they are joined by Zoltán Fejérvári, Junior Prima Prize-winning pianist, winner of the 2017 Montreal International Piano Competition.

After the intermission, Hungary’s best-known big band will participate in the performance of Friedrich Gulda’s concerto with unusual scoring, composed in 1980.
Place: Liszt Academy
Address: 1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8.
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