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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.

Purchasing tickets on the spot or though:

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter