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Miklós Szenthelyi violinist’s day of Marathon

His philosophy … Just playing music, always to play music!

The press conference was held at the Parliament-room in the Hotel Hilton, Budapest. The unique announcement was made by Miklós Szenthelyi violinist, professor at the Franz Liszt University and senior faculty trust, as to participate and wish to reach, be subscribed in the book of the Records-of-Records by fulfilling an experiment „all that violinists” with the addition in celebrating the 25 years of existence of the  Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra.We also learnt at the conference that he just came back from Lyon, visiting churches, where they will most probably give concerts in the future. He admitted, to reserve dates in concert halls is pretty difficult, because for months-and-months ahead they have programs  reserved in advance. To give the proper acoustic sound in a church is an excellent venue. In deed the churches have superb acoustic sound and the environment is an uplifting place.  No wonder, that was the principle, the manner how they were built and it is possible, have spare capacity in arranging concerts … so he said.

In brief about his background … „In 1975 he became a soloist of the National Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1988, he founded the Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, whose artistic director, soloist and conductor since 1999. Master classes held in the United States of America Festival in Greensboro, Finland and Brazil. Performed in almost all the countries of Europe and North and South America, Asia, Australia and Africa. Career thirty-fifth anniversary, April, 12. 2004. major concert at the Music Academy of the Great Hall, where Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and Brahms’s works was played contest. The Hungarian-Sarasate sheet music for his caring published.” The 62-years-old violinist with his violin already received many awards, in 1986 Liszt Prize in 1990, Trade Unions Prize in 1994, the Hungarian Republic, Officer’s Cross-honors in 2000, Vilmos Tátrai Memorial ring in 2008 Kossuth Prize winner in 2012 and the Prima Primissima fee. In 2013 he became an honorary citizen of Budapest.”

Following the press call, there was an invitation to the Matthias Church a short walk from the hotel to the church to listen to a 45 minutes short presentation from the new album of Miklós Szenthelyi with the 25-years-old Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. Miklós Szenthelyi  was pleased to say on September, 28 their latest CD was released and we were the first to come and hear parts from the CD on that evening.  Within the 12  series of concerts there will be masterpieces from Vivaldi, Corelli, Handel, Mozart, Bach, Schubert, Liszt, Franck’s works by performing artists as: Ingrid Kertesi, Monika Fischl – both soprano, Zoltán Mága – violinist, Balázs Fellegi – bass-bariton, Dániel Vadász – tenor, André Vásáry – male soprano, Bertalan Hock, Csaba Király – organ.

Here are some upcoming dates for the October’s concert: 25, 26. Then for November: 8, 22, 23. and ending the year in December: 7, 14, 21, 27, 28, 29, 30. All the concerts start at 8 p.m.

The Matthias Church was the venue of the royal coronations. At present the copy of the historical Holy Crown is placed in the church. The church’s inside walls provided excellent acoustics sound. No wonder throughout the year the Matthias Church holds several classical music concert.

Saturday, November 16.4 ongoing concerts … in 1 day … for the length of  10 hours

Starting when the bell hits Noon, 2.30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.

Venue: Budapest Congress Center (Address: District XII., 1-3., Jagelló Rd. Budapest).

Noon: HAYDN: Duo No. 3 in B-flat, Violin and Viola, HAYDN: Duo in B flat major op. 99 No., 1 2 for violin With: Gábor Homoki, Violin and violist.  Also on program DVORAK: Sonata in G major op. 10, MENDELSSOHN: Sonata in F Major, Piano solo: Judit Szenthelyi, awarded Knight’s Cross of the Hungarian Republic pianist.

2.30 p.m. HAYDN: Trio in E flat major Hob. XV. 12, Trio in G major, Hob. XV. At 25, (Alla Ungarese).

Mendelssohn’s Trio in D minor, Op. 49, staring: Onczay Csaba by Cello and Judit Szenthelyi on piano

5 p.m. HAYDN: Trio in C major Hob. XV. 3, Haydn: Trio in C major Hob. XV. 27, DVORAK: Dumky Trio op. 90.

Staring: Csaba Onczay by Cello, Gyula Kiss, Liszt Prize-winning pianist

7.30 p.m. HAYDN: Violin Concerto in G major, DVORAK: Romance Op. 11 MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in D minor

MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E minor Op.64, Conducted by: Ádám Medveczky, Kossuth Prize conductor.

Special guest to the concert will be Csaba Onczay, Kossuth Prize-winning cellist.

On the16th of November, the  series concert in Hungary will be a set for the Guinness World Record, so we heard from representative of the Hungarian Association of Records.

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Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter


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The Memorial Concert of  Vilmos (William) Jávori does not only stand for his son, but for endless number of local and abroad living jazz lovers. A tribute to a man who has been the development of Hungarian music scene as one of the biggest driving force.

The concert will be at the Palace of Arts in the Bartók Béla National Concert Hall

7.30 p.m. Thursday, October, 24. 2013.

The memory album  was released by the support of the Palace of Arts and the Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. The event is under the patronage of L. Laszló Simon, culture and media committee of the National Assembly president and vice president of the National Cultural Fund.

David, son of Vilmos (William) Jávori wrote in memory a tribute album to his father, titled “Mi Padre  – We Padre”. The melodies all are rich in twirls of emotions. At the La Padre concert will be performing a 45 member of the HUngarian Military Band along with twenty virtuoso musicians. Gyula Bodrogi, actor will be singing with the jazz band. Mi Padre is not just an other come along concert … no way, this is a one-time concert with  Hungary’s best-of-.the-best musicians who once were together playing on stage with Vilmos (William) Jávori. Also students from the Academy where he taught, other childhood buddies and last but not least musicians will be coming from abroad with whom he also played. On this occasion a CD will be released with  the compositions of David Jávori. This CD won’t have to be recommended after being present, hearing the concert at the MŰPA -The Palace of Arts, the best concert hall in Budapest.

Vilmos (William) Jávori,  left his music talent mark on the  movie theme song he composed for Mephisto, the Oscar-winning film by István Szabó.  and he  also received several other award in his lifetime and  one of them was the Emerton award.

Javori’s name is associated with the first Hungarian victory abroad at the Montreux Jazz Festival playing of a quartet with worldwide known Hungarian jazz musicians, as Béla Szakcsi LakatosRudolf Tomsits (RIP) and Aladár Pege (RIP).

Károly Horváth,  Franz Liszt Prize-award singer, an artist known as Charlie who is at home singing rock, jazz, blues, soul and funk. He is a typically raucous performer. Way back beside  singing he also played on the trumpet and now bringing back the old days,  time has come to grab his trumpet, as for now nothing will come in between to stop him to play on the trumpet,  so he said. Mentioned, he and Vilmos actually grew up together and spent a lot of time as buddies  grooving around to jazz club in Hungary.  He was honored when the call came from David to be on stage at the Memory Concert. He will take the Blues, but won’t be blue!

Beside being on tour and playing with the blues buddies, he was deeply fond of teaching. His students, such as Roland Balogh, Dávid Hodek, and Péter Kaszás and Roland Balogh are now-a-days throughout the world recognised as successful jazz musicians. There he was at the Academy of Music to pave the road in the pop and jazz musicland for László Balog, András Mohay, László Balog, Gábor Oláh just mentioning a couple of his pupil.

The CD and the concert audio material  is composed by William Jávori’s son David  Jávori,which includes Hungarian folk music, Spanish Flamenco, Cuban salsa songs, rumba, jazz and classical music mixed with presents to the audience for this unique concert, whereas domestic and international musical elite of the leading occur. The whole concert will be broadcasted through the French Mezzo TV, the ETV – Spain TV , MTVA – Hungarian TV. The clips were taken at the Parliament Building (Hungary).

The evening’s concert special guest will be Benito Gonzalez, who is a member of the Kenny Garrett band. His name is well-known in the jazz land, as one of the greatest jazz pianists in the world.

Hope readers won’t mind, if the list of the approx. 240 names of artists will not be printed here, but they will all be during the concert on stage, so it is up to anyone to go for it and see, hear the  concert for themselves.

Yes indeed, worthwhile to reserve a seat to this unique cultural evening where the superb musicians will gather in a lineup that has never before happen. Experience the awesome sound along with the emotional style of playing artists whose veins from head-to-toe are full of music. This will be a night to cherish the love of a grand musician who has gone ahead, and if Vilmos (William) is looking down seeing his sons and the huge family of jazz musicians playing in memory of him, then surely his soul will shine to see, he left experiences to and for talented generation to come.

Also a full night of delights not just for the eyes, ears but everything the heart desires  …  3in1 … tickets to the concert … “Mi Padre – We Padre” CD and an invitation to the dinner following the concert (price:  24900HUF.)

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket desk at the Palace of Arts.

Prices: 2900HUF, 4900HUF, 7900HUF, 11900HUF, 24900HUF

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter