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New York Palace – Winemakers of Badacsony are waiting for the wine lovers again @ Budapest

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New York Palace – in the hall of Rome

Badacsony winemakers are pulling up their sleeves, welcoming in preparing for the tasting with renewed vigor, huge anticipation, a keen zest for life and real masterpieces.
Guests can enjoy a rich selection of Badacsony’s outstanding wines in the Rome Hall of the New York Palace. The exhibiting wineries fill the glasses in person, while telling us about their work and the common passion we all have for wine. This year’s slogan of the event is also intended to convey this mood: “We call to life”. These two words conceal renewal, spring, and all that the easing of restrictions in people addresses. After all, life is like a bottle of intoxicating wine.
Badacsony in New York has been characterized by real cooperation from the very beginning and a special, friendly atmosphere, which is due to the fact that the introductory wineries and exhibitors organize themselves, with the help of the Badacsony Guild Tourist Association.
Almost 50 exhibitors are waiting for the lovers of the Badacsony Wine Region at the tasting. This time, visitors can taste more than 160 types of mineral-rich wines from 34 wineries. The “protagonists” of the event are specialties that are born exclusively in this wine region, due to the unique minerality of the soil, the specific effects of basalt, sandstone and climate. Such is the case with the most loyal inhabitant of the Badacsony basalt hill, Kéknyelű.
Another interesting feature of the program is that in addition to the wineries, accommodations, restaurants and event venues will also be introduced, and of course the master classes will not be missed either.

Tickets for the event a on the spot for a limited number of 9900HUF
After 4 p.m., the hall will also open to the general public, and all wine lovers will find an exclusive tasting.
You can also take part in a master class to taste the following wines, the matching snacks are also made by András Wolf: Málik Cellar – Zeus 2015, Villa Tolnay Wine House – Green Veltelini 2015, Borbély Family Winery – Bács-hegy Olaszrizling 2015, Németh Cellar – Olaszrizling late harvest 2015, Vörös Szőlőbirtok Szürkebarát 1996, First Hungarian Wine House – Szeremley Estate Kéknyelű 2006, VáliBor 2016.

Master Courses time and wines to be tasted:
2.30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Dr. András Csizmadia – WINE BEDS – We are ideal for volcanic wines with bites.
4 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Dr. Gabriella Mészáros – THE MAGIC OF COMPLETENESS – Matured wines from Badacsony.

Admission entitles you to unlimited wine tasting on site.
Combined ticket I. (entrance ticket + 1st ticket for the master course) – 10800HUF
Combined ticket II. (entrance ticket + 2nd ticket for the master course) – 10800HUF
Combined ticket III. (entrance ticket + 1st class of the master course + 2nd ticket of the master course) – 13800HUF

Student ticket (with a valid student ID) – 5900HUF

See you in New York! Let’s get … toast together!

Update: Aggie Reiter

Hungexpo – Bocuse d’Or Europe 2022 Competition & Food – Wine Fair

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The Hungexpo Congress and Exhibition Center – Budapest again had the opportunity to host the European finals of the world’s most prestigious cooking competition.

Provider of the ingredients for the competition was SIRHA’s key professional partner the HORECA development leader of METRO.

At this year’s contest, Jerome Bocuse – son of the competition’s founder, Paul Bocuse was also present. The Bocuse d’Or Europe 2022, 17 national teams, including the Hungarian team were present for the competition. The Hungarian team finished in second place, thus qualifying for the World Finals in Lyon in 2023. Denmark won this year’s competition, with Norway taking third place. The best chef came from Sweden, the best ‘theme on plate’ was provided by the team from the United Kingdom while the best meat dish was served by the Swedish team.

This year the largest foreign exhibitor was Italy: many guests flocked to the flavors of Italy stand, where visitors could sample the gastronomy novelties of 20 different firms.

Stopped by the Giusti Family balsamic vinegar from Italy and found out slightly about their background. Since the seventeenth century, passing on the recipe that created a complex harmony of flavors and an excellent product. This balsamic vinegar has a perfect taste, also found out can be served with fresh pasta, ravioli, grilled meat, fresh fruit, fruit salad, desserts.  Tried personally on top of creamy mashed potatoes and result superb taste.. It is aged in barrels with the addition of matured balsamic vinegar extracted from centuries-old barrels.In the dense and sweet sauce, the aroma and taste of plum jam and red fruits are intertwined with honey and vanilla.  Just a reminder … about the allergens … may contain traces of: Sulfur dioxide and sulphite expressed as SO2.

Made in Italy – Latinum Ltd. have been spreading the products at the Hungarian Food Stores, whereas it is introduced Italian gastronomy and promote Italian products to Hungarian customers.

Baker Street Ltd. products  joined with their products to the fair with home-made selection of all-free biscuits are popular both in Hungary and abroad. The Freescuits and Highbake biscuit family is a 100% Hungarian product made from Hungarian ingredients. The Freescuits and Highbake biscuit family won the free award in 2019, which was one of the major recognition of their mission.  Popular both in Hungary and abroad. The Freescuits and Highbake product family, are being gluten-free and vegan, do not contain milk, added sugar, eggs, casein, soy and other allergens.

Wine producers from 91 domestic winemakers debuted in front of a number of international wine experts, journalists and as a result visitors were able to roll around to taste all the wines.

In a brief overview of a couple … At the METRO counter, tasted the Sweet by Tokaj 2016 Late harvest  wine which is available in bottle sizes of 3.75 liter and felt in Heaven with its rich sweet taste of the ripened by the sun’s rays grapes bottled at the harvest time from the best vineyards in the Tokaj wine region. In November, the grapes are harvested, which were already blended in 50% Furmin, 30% Yellow Muscat and 20% Hárslevelű. Their goal was to make a rich wine full of fresh, intense, fruity aromas.

Borbély Family Winery is on the Northern side of Lake Balaton. Badacsony’s landscape, grapes and wine have defined the life of their family for generations. Gyula Borbély and Gabriella established their first joint plantation in Badacsonytomaj in 1981, where today’s estate center is located. Their wines have the fruity aroma and mineral, terroir character of the ripe volcanic soil. In addition to their dry wines, also offering special wine from late harvest. These are the Ice Wine made from frozen grapes or the Italian Riesling Aszú, with which Gyula Borbély won the title of Master of Balaton Wines of 2007. Their wines are produce from Grape varieties i.e. Furmint, Irsai Oliver, Blue-tongued, Muscat Ottonel, Italian Riesling, Pinot Noir, Rhine Riesling, Rose Stone, Pinot Gris, Zeus.

Androsics winery is located a the southern shores of Lake Balaton in Balatonöszöd. The winery was established to process their own grapes. Have been in practice their vineyards for more than 40 years to wine consumers. They organize wine tasting and cellar tour for max 50 people and also vineyard tour for max.10 people. The venue is also suitable for both small and 120-person weddings. Some of their wines without the endless list: The princess, Italian Riesling, Ottonel muscat, Pinot blanc, Red wines and Rosé. Their Rosé wine tasted nice and fresh. If you like not only wine but also fresh air you should visit the winery and surrounding.

Whether long for sweet flavors classic sour cherries, pears, plum, canned veggyie or spicy pickles within the Rege bottles or can cn find the Hungarian tastes. Rege won the Superbrands Award for Outstanding Brands in 2019. Superbrands is a trademark that symbolizes outstanding quality. In addition to the decision of the prestigious expert committee on the award of the prize, the opinion
of consumers also plays a very important role.

Riport & snaps by Aggie Reiter

“Military Wives” 2019 – Inspired By A True Story – Drama/Comedy – Hungarian Cinamas


Running time: 1h 52m – English language with Hungarian subtitles.

Military Wives is a 2019 British comedy-drama film directed by Peter Cattaneo, from a screenplay by Rosanne Flynn and Rachel Tunnard.

Thursday, April, 21. 2022. the latest film by Peter Cattaneo, The Military Wives, will be released in domestic cinemas @ Hungary.

The most heartwarming film of the spring is a story, based on the events that actually took place.
Following a group of women in England whose counterparts are serving in Afghanistan, and face with the men’s absences. In the meantime the group of women waiting for them at home form a choir and quickly find themselves at the center of a media sensation and global movement. The story celebrates a band of misfit women who form a choir on a military base.
The movie features lots and lots of feelings, humor, heartbreaking songs like Don’t Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John, Time After Time by Cindy Lauper or Angels Robbie Williams.
At first it ain’t easy to get along with each other at first, but as pretty slow bonds of friends intertwine between them, music and laughter change their lives … not only do they help each other overcome their fears of losing their loved ones, but they find themselves at the center of a media sensation. The ladies perform as a choir at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London.

Cast: Kritin Scott Thomas – Kate, Sharon Horgan – Lisa, Emma Lowndes – Annie, Greg Wise – Richard, Jason Flemyng – Crooks
Crew: Director: Peter Cattaneo, Screenwriter: Rachel Tunnard, Music: Lorne Balfe, Cameraman: Hubert Taczanowski, Cutting: Anne SopelLesley Walker.

Recommendeation by Aggie Reiter

21st National Restaurant Week @ Budapest & Nationalwide 2022.

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DiningCity – National Restaurant Week
March, 17- 27. 2022.

The National Restaurant Week marking its 21st occasion this year. The event offers quality food enthusiasts with 3-course menus from 3900HUF.
The participant restaurants around with 110 middle and upper-class category throughout a whole nation.
The guests can pre-book tables exclusively through http://www.etteremhet.hu. After booking on the website guests immediately receive an e-mail confirmation about their booking.Booking is not available in person nor by phone call.
The National Restaurant Week is the perfect venue looking/tasting for fine food by restaurant-goers to get more acquainted with the most unique specialties of the Hungarian cuisine and the best of Hungary’s restaurants.
Guests can choose beside the basic menus up to the exclusive gourment offers with price from 4900HUF or 5900HUF.

Some restaurants offer only a limited amount of tables to be booked. Therefore, advised to book ASAP through A.M. homepage.

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“The Real thing is the Domestic” – slogan 2022 campaign for Hungarian Products!

“Real thing is the domestic” is the slogan of the 2022 campaign series of the Hungarian Product Nonprofit Ltd. It aims to spread a message about domestically sourced, controlled, reliable products to a wider range of consumers, helping them make informed purchases.

According to the latest statistics the integrated campaign for the real domestic products, almost 5000 products from 210 companies are entitled to use the Hungarian Product trademarks.

The press gathering was held by Eszter Benedek, Managing Director of Hungarian Product Nonprofit Ltd., Márk Maczelka, Head of Communications at SPAR Hungary Trade Ltd. and Éva Kulich, Head of Sales and Marketing at “Haladás” Agricultural Ltd.

Eszter Benedek reminded that during the period of the coronavirus epidemic, the importance of domestically produced products became especially important, and consumers were more conscious than ever looking for these products. In order to protect the Hungarian economy, domestic producers launched the “protect domestic product” campaign in March 2020, which was embraced by many people and became a real movement. In order to join it, was the only the condition as to have products made in Hungary.

Márk Maczelka, the communications manager of SPAR Hungary Trade Ltd. SPAR Hungary has always been in favor of domestic producers and products, which is also an important part of its overall sustainability concept. As a trademark user, GoldenBurg = golden potato is one of the first in the unprocessed food category. Was told,that their company helps Hungarian manufacturers to become suppliers and increase the volume of their sales in several ways. With the Hungaricool by SPAR product competition, they prefer Hungarian products that are newly developed or even more widely known. Starting last summer, the high-quality, traditional flavors of the “THE LOVE for HOMELAND” product line have been on their shelves. A regional partnership program has been set up for Hungarian small producers and small businesses.

Eva Kulich, head of sales and marketing at “Haladás” Agricultural Ltd., provided information on their latest consumer research in February. As he said, GoldenBurg, the brand of “Haladás” Agricultural Ltd. is a very young brand, barely 3 years old, which is why the results of the research are appreciated.
In a product category that is not otherwise branded, the GoldenBurg brand achieved 37% brand awareness.  She also highlightes that the data of the representative customer survey of 600 people also showed that it is of value to us to be a trademark user: 80% of the buyers of GoldenBurg potatoes prefer the trademarks of the Hungarian Product in their customer decisions.”
The “Haladás” Agricultural Ltd at Dunaegyházi. are in addition to growing feed corn, rapeseed and carrots, it has been a major player in the table potato market for more than 50 years. They harvests 10,000 tons of potatoes on an annual average of nearly 350 hectares. It serves their trading partners all year round with soft and packaged potatoes, including Goldenburg and S-Budget.

Riport Aggie Reiter

Herald News: Sons of a Stone-Hearted Man – Legend – Musical @ Erkel Theater Budapest

  District: VIII., 30. Pope John Paul II. Square.

Tuesday, March, 15. 2022. – 7 p.m.

Premier: The Great Reading Trial – Music and Text

Most likely the historical novel of Mór Jókai takes us back to the timezone of the XIX. century, during the War of Independence.

The Legend of the Baradlay Brothers is one of the most important and well-known stories in Hungarian history. After Mór Jókai’s novel (1869) and the film in (1965) this time will be adventures musical following the novel of Mór Jókai presented on the stage @ the Erkel Theater – Budapest.

The work was written in the midst of political struggles, in which its creator stood for the goal of independence. The theme in addition to patriotism, love, brotherly and parental self-sacrifice, and honor, betrayal, immorality, and revenge control people and history alike.

The adventurous and romantic history of the Baradlay Brothers is guided by a spectacle and awesome melodies that have never been seen nor heard before in Hungary.

The authors of the play are Szente Vajk, Attila Galambos and Levente Juhász, directed by Szente Vajk and produced by László Szabó.

Just a reminder … the musical play is in Hungarian language, yet the awesome cast and melodies surely  skip the barrels for the foreigners. Tickets on the spot.

Source: Musical for You – Production

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Visual Insights and Stories @ Robert Capa Center Budapest

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David Claerbout: The Quiet Shore, 2011 © David Claerbout

Saturday, March. 5, 2022. – 5 p.m.

District, VI., 8. Nagymező Str. – Budapest

Public Talk with artists David Claerbout and Gábor Ősz Robert
Free admission
The event will be held in English.

Within the framework of the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center’s program called CAPA VISA, leading foreign professionals in the field of contemporary art and photography – visiting Budapest for professional or private reasons – present their activities, research areas at the Capa Center. The aim of the program series is to create an opportunity for knowledge exchange between international and Hungarian photographers, artists, heads of institutions, curators, independent professionals, writers, and editors.

David Claerbout and Gábor Ősz will give a presentation about their work in general and their unique artistic methods. The lectures will be followed by an open discussion, which will also provide space for questions from the audience.

Wearing a mask is obligatory throughout the Capa Center. We recommend the use of hand sanitizer and ask that appropriate social distance be maintained.

David Claerbout (1969) was trained as a painter but became more and more interested in time through investigations in the nature of photography and film. While his works depict mundane actions and events, his main subject matter is the passage of time and the complex relationship between reality and illusion. He refers to today’s photographs as “mechanical images” because they require no specialized skills other than the push of a button. In his view, photography has lost the magical character that had been attributed to it for much of the last 160 years, and the intimate relationship between the creator and the subject of the photographic image has also come to an end. These days, this earlier – one might say: genuine – concept of photography is mostly kept alive by those who, at some level and in certain ways, exercise power over us viewers and want to control how we see the world. In this sense, the world of the “anticamera” is the one that lies beyond the field of vision of the photographic apparatus; it is the world of truth in which things exist in their own right and not in the service of some propaganda – as do the photos in the media disseminating ideas rather than real information. It is this very dilemma that Claerbout’s works on display in this exhibition seek to expose and impose.

Gábor Ősz (1962) has taken a similar journey – starting out from investigating problems in painting, he ventured into the field of picture theory extending to include the questions of the technical image. In his works, which explore fundamental artistic problems, he has always been concerned with the relationship between the image, its medium, and wall it appears on as well as the exhibition space it is exposed in as a whole. In his works delving into the inherent laws of black-and-white photography, color images, and projections, he explores the boundaries of photography. His themes emerge at the intersections of visual representations, politics, history, built environments, and related the material artifacts. For him, the “anticamera” – possibly in the sense of camera-less photography – is a philosophical point of departure inviting to reflect on the photography of the future. In his search for capturing light, time, and space in novel, objective ways, he tinkers up large-scale, image-taking and generating devices whose principles of operation diverge from those of conventional cameras and projectors. The camera obscura and other special contraptions Ősz builds are core elements in the making of his moving and still images and installations, which allow us to better understand the physical phenomena of the visible world with the help of critical analysis rather than through the semblances of the imagery that today’s consumer devices offer.

The word ANTICAMERA* condenses the disturbing idea that today we are constantly documenting our lives with smartphones and digital cameras, we may have almost completely forgotten how we once perceived reality back when it was not yet so easy to capture the mundane events of our lives. As technology advances and image reproduction processes along with the internet becomes widely accessible, the technical image has become our primary means of communication, and visual representation fundamentally drives the way we think and communicate today. In the era of visual overload in the 21st century, some of the most important questions are as to what effect this influx of images exerts on our consciousness, how we are affected, both emotionally and mentally, by the images that flood us, and how the fact that a digital camera is almost constantly within our easy reach shapes our perception of reality. From the dawn of photography, it has been argued that despite all its formal resemblance, the photograph does not coincide with the fragment of reality it depicts. And the fact that our own era has become marked by the ubiquitous use of digital and moving images, allowing us to virtually construct realities we want to show the world and thus imagine living in, has only raised further questions about the authenticity of technical images and their correspondence with reality. While exploring these issues, ANTICAMERA refrains from filling the exhibition space with what is considered photographs in the classical sense of David Claerbout and Gábor Ősz.

Source: CAPA Center

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Second Greatest Movie In The American Cinematic History „An Offer You Can’t Refuse” @ Budapest!

The GODFATHER digitally renewed & released on its 50th ANNIVERSARY.

The offer to a classic, often cited as one of the greatest films of all time, will receive a limited screening release only for a week, in the original language, with Hungarian subtitles.

February, 10 – 16. 2022.
In Hungary, the screenings will take place in the renewed cinema with comfy armchairs at the MOM Park, Cinema MOM – Budapest

Godfather fans who have loved it for decades, younger generations who still find it relevant today, and those who will discover it for the first time. The excellent acting, the history of the Corleone clan from 1945-55 continues to captivate the viewer even after 50 years. The film depicts the machinery of an Italian-rooted mafia that has become one of the most dreaded powers in the world, interspersed with shocking scenes that were shocking at the time.

The 50 years after its original premiere, Paramount Studio Coppola, under the professional guidance of the professional director, has completely restored the film and will be screened again on a large screen and expected to roll out across the globe in other venues.

The film was based on Mario Puzo’s novel of the same title, introduced the general public to the traditions, hierarchies and activities of Italian-American crime families that has become one of the most dreaded powers in the world, interspersed with shocking scenes that were shocking at the time being. His story, centered on the Corleone family, an organized crime dynasty in postwar New York City.
The Godfather was adapted, based on Mario Puzo’s novel of the same title. Also became Puzo best-selling book, the novelist who grew up in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen.

The Godfather created screen magic and was hailed as an instant classic from the moment it premiered on 24 March 1972, winning three Oscars including Best Picture. Far more than that, it also changed cinema.
The movie earned more money than any other film 1972, and it won Best Picture at the 1973 Academy Awards. The sequel, The Godfather: Part II, released in 1974, received comparable accolades.
Studios: Paramount Pictures and Alfran Productions, Director: Francis Ford Coppola, Writers: Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, Music: Nino Rota, Cinematographer: Gordon Willis.
Cast: Marlon Brando (Don Vito Corleone), Al Pacino (Michael Corleone), James Caan (Sonny Corleone), Robert Duvall (Tom Hagen), Diane Keaton (Kay Adams), Talia Shire (Connie), John Cazale (Fredo), Abe Vigoda (Tessio).
Academy Award nominations: Picture, Lead actor: Marlon Brando, Supporting actor: James Caan), Supporting actor: Robert Duvall,  Supporting actor: Al Pacino.
The excellent acting, the history of the Corleone clan from 1945-55 continues to captivate the viewer even after 50 years. The film depicts the machinery of an Italian-rooted mafia that has become one of the most dreaded powers in the world, interspersed with shocking scenes that were shocking at the time.

Distributor: Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

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Edward Albee: “Three Tall Women” – running now @ Bethlen Square Theater – Budapest

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Premier – 7 p.m. Friday, February, 4. 2022.

District, VII., 3. Bethlen Gábor Square – Budapest

Three women in one-to-one life stages or one woman in three life stages?

The play is only in Hungarian language!

The play will be staged in Hungary through THEATRUM MUNDI Theater and Literary Agency. Director: Csaba Jantyikm, Translator: Gabriella Prekop, Costume set: Johanna Kupi, Director: Dóra Majláth, Production manager: Dávid Putz.

It’s not exactly a light play, but most people will identify with some aspect of it and it definitely provides food for thought.

Once again the Bethlen Theater has tackled a serious and demanding play, that by turns acerbic, anguished and sarcastically funny.  Barbara Hegyi as old woman known to us only as the №1 aged 92 lays bare her inner life in sometimes shocking detail to the other two  …  Virág Marjai the  52-year old caregiver identified only as №2  and Enikő Nagy a young legal professional as №3 26-year-old version.  In the play, three women of different ages talk about their lives and their relationships with their families. Gradually it emerges that they may all be the same woman. But it’s certainly an interesting play, showing how perspective changes as life goes on, and what life does to people. The drama profound meditation on aging, death and the very nature of the self as conversation becomes a sort of cat-and-mouse game involving memories and experiences. Who knew what when, or should have been? Which selves are dishonest and denying and which self-aware, and who are we really, and how do we become who we are? Barbara Hegyi – №1 gave a splendid, sustained performance, being both hilarious and tragic, capturing both the pleasures and torment of the character. Her empathy and focus were critical and absolutely will be holding the audience’s rapt attention. What a production! … The language is striking, the characters true to life, and the observation so accurate that this is truly a deeply moving piece of theater. It is not a poetic question, however … “Let’s play it so we know our fate in advance is!? When is it best when we’re past it, when we’re in the middle of it, or when it’s all still ahead of us?” The world premiere of “Three Tall Women” was at the English Theater in Vienna in June 1991, directed by producer Franz Schafranek. The creator of the first U.S. production is River Arts, Woodstock, New York, theater director: Lawrence Sacharow. The play was performed at the Vineyard Theater in New York City. The Vineyard Theater production was shown on Off-Broadway by Elizabeth I. McCann, Jeffrey Ash and Daryl Roth in collaboration with Leavitt / Fox / Mages at the Promenade Theater in New York City.

Overall, the Three Tall Women was a great production, showcasing some really wonderful performances highly recommend having a look.

Tickets available on the spot.

Riport & Snaps Aggie Reiter

Pinchas Zukerman Violinist @ Budapest

Grand Hall of the Music Academy

Friday, 7 p.m. February, 25, 2022.

District, VI., 8. Liszt Ferenc Square – Budapest

Pinchas Zukerman

Pinchas Zukerman a world-famous violinist and violinist, will visit Budapest and, as a guest of the MÁV Symphony Orchester, will fill the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Grand Hall.

There are no barriers to language skills to enjoy music!

Contributing: Pinchas Zukerman (viola), Manager: Gábor Takács-Nagy, Director: MÁV Symphonic Orchester.

Will be performed … Kodály: Dances of Galanta – Kodály: János Háry suite – Kodály: The peacock variations on Hungarian folk song – Bartók: Viola Competition.

(Zukerman was born in Tel Aviv, to Jewish parents and Holocaust survivors. He began his musical studies at age four, on the recorder. His father then taught him to play the clarinet and then the violin at age eight. Early studies were at the Samuel Rubin Academy of Music (now the

). Isaac Stern and Pablo Casals learned of Zukerman’s violin talent during a 1962 visit to Israel. Zukerman subsequently moved to the United States that year to study at the Juilliard School under Stern and Ivan Galamian. He made his New York City debut in 1963. In 1967, he shared the Leventritt Prize with the Korean violinist Kyung-wha Chung. His 1969 debut recordings of the concert by Tchaikovsky (under the direction of Antal Dorati, with the London Symphony Orchestra) and Mendelssohn (with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic) launched a successful recording career of over 110 releases … (quoting from Wikipedia)

On March 25, 2021, the MÁV Symphony Orchester prepared for a festive concert on the occasion of the 140th anniversary of the birth of Béla Bartók. The concert would have been made even more celebratory by the performance of world-renowned violin and violinist Pinchas Zukerman. His idea was the special “birthday present” to perform the duo of Zoltán Kodály with the help of the wife of an excellent cellist at the beginning of the concert. The work, composed in 1914, is Hungarian music to the fullest, using the possibilities of the two instruments beautifully. The Viola Competition was created during the composer’s emigration to the United States, but due to his illness he was no longer able to finish it. The competition was completed by his friend, Tibor Serly, following the author’s sketches and personal guidance. This concert was missed in 2021 due to the corona epidemic, but to the for music-loving audience with great pleasure Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth will come to Budapest and hopefully that this time there will be no obstacle to holding the special concert.

Purchase tickets on the spot.

Update Aggie Reiter