- 28 Sep 2018 11:14 AM
The entire festival runs for over two weeks, with a great range of contributions across the world of Hungarian and international artists, and diverse sponsors and harp makers.
Andrea Vigh, Rector of the Liszt Academy of Music, and Anastasia Razvalyaeva, Artistic Director of the International Harp Competition in Szeged, opened the festival with French and Spanish solo repertoire: Albéniz, Granados, Franck, Debussy and Rameau who are all on the programme.
During the daytime, there will also be concerts by the winners of the Hungarian National Harp Competition; a presentation of different student harp ensembles performing together with Ben; a children’s concert directed by Andrea Vigh and Csilla Gulyás, and the much-to-be-desired idea of a “Cheerful Harp Competition”, this one specially for beginners.
Royal Palace of Gödöllő
2100 Gödöllő, Grassalkovich-kastély 5852. hrsz.
1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8.
Opening was followed by the “Camac weekend” of October 6th – 7th. On Saturday evening, Ben Creighton Griffiths will give a jazz concert – which will be your chance not only to discover Ben’s excellent blend of original music and jazz standards, but also how he turns the electroacoustic pedal harp into a one-man band.
On Sunday October 7th, also in the Royal Palace of Gödöllö at 7PM, Isabelle Moretti will give a solo recital: Tournier, Debussy, Fauré, Pierné, Grandjany, and also Ginastera, Quintanilla and De Falla.