Posts Tagged ‘Kodály Center – Pécs’

The World’s greatest violinists – Maxim Vengerov @ Pécs


Violinist Vengerov says his heart and soul belong in Israel

After 11 years, one of the world’s greatest violinists – Maxim Alexandrovich Vengerov is a Russian-born Israeli violinist, violist, and conductor. He is called “one of the greatest violinists in the world.

He will take the stage again at the Kodály Center @ the City of Pécs – Hungary – Featuring: Maxim Vengerov, Conductor: Gábor Takács-Nagy … Brahms: II. symphony …Brahms: Violin Competition

The worthy celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Kodály Center was prevented by the corona virus epidemic in 2020, so the Festive Season will take place almost a year late from the autumn of 2021.
One of the highlights of the Festive Season is Zsolnay Heritage Management NKft. and the concert planned for October 25, 2021 in collaboration with the MÁV Symphony Orchester Foundation, featuring the jubilee MÁV Symphony Orchester in Budapest, celebrating the 75th anniversary of its founding. The concert is inaugurated by the fact that after 11 years, Maxim Vengerov will take the podium again, this time as a violinist.

In December 2010, the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra gave its first public concert under the direction of Maxim Vengerov at the newly opened Kodály Center.

Vengerov then said of the concert hall: “They say architecture is petrified music. Well, an architectural Stradivar was created here … ”. The concert hall, mentioned among the best in Europe, is anniversary this year, and one of the highlights of the Festive Season will be inaugurated by the fact that, after 11 years, one of the world’s greatest musicians, Maxim Vengerov, will take the stage again, this time as a violinist.
Maxim Vengerov is one of the world’s finest violinists, often referred to as the greatest string instrument player of our time. Born in 1974, he began playing the violin at the age of five. He was ten years old when he won first prize at the H. Wieniawsky International Competition for Young Violinists, and won the Carl Flesch International Violin Competition in London in 1990, and has been a concert violinist ever since. Already in the first years, he released several CDs, with which he won a multitude of record awards. He is also intensively involved in conducting. He teaches in many places, including the Menuhin Academy of Music in Switzerland and the Royal Academy of Music in London. Made in 1727, the “ex-Kreutzer” Stradivari plays the violin, with Jasha Heifetz’s former string.

The conductor of the concert is Gábor Takács-Nagy, who became world famous through the string quartet bearing his name. The quartet received scholarships in Colorado, USA, and its members settled there as well. Gábor Takács-Nagy left the band in 1992 and moved back to Europe, and has been living in Switzerland ever since, teaching at the Geneva Academy of Music. He has been conducting since 2002, and since 2007 he has been the music director of the Chamber Orchestra of the Verbier Festival (Switzerland), and his concerts feature world celebrities. Since 2011 he has been the lead conductor of the English band Manchester Camerata. He was the leading conductor and artistic director of the MÁV Symphony Orchestra from 2010 to 2012, and is currently the permanent guest conductor of the orchestra.

Organizers – MÁV Symphony Orchestra Foundation – Zsolnay Heritage Management Nonprofit Ltd.

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Zsolnay Light Festival –  June, 30. – July, 2. 2017. – Pécs – Hungary

The opening concert of the Zsolnay Light Festival will be worthy to roll over to the City of Pécs and spend the dazzling three-days at the festival! At the Kodály Center sharp at 8 p.m., the British DJ and musician, Emika stepping on stage with her latest album.

The transition between classical compositions and electronic music has never been so dynamic and lively! The first albums were released by the British Ninja Tune publisher. A truly diverse musician and dj, Emika created new work. This will be a worldwide premiere at Pécs – Hungary. The symphony inspired by the electronic music solutions is alongside played by one of Hungary’s best-known symphonic ensembles, the MÁV Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra have had already performed in the most prestigious concert halls around the world. Their repertoire ranges from baroque music to contemporary, contemporary works. This time, the Artistic Director of Prague Symphony, the teacher of the Prague Conservatory and the conductor of the Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra will be Miriam Němcová. The concert also includes the soprano soloist  Marie Fajtova from Prague.

The visitors can experience the breathtaking fusion of music and visuals by Emika with the symphony at the Kodály Center.

And that not all folks … worthwhile to be on the spot, because the pioneer of the genre Zsolt Bordos László, a world-famous artist, creates a unique visual world and the audience will have an unforgettable sight brought to life. The creator previously showcased 3D 3D VJ in Budapest. Already known by his large-scale building projects and 3D mapping projects. He has been working with other artists since 2010. Since 2014, he has been focusing on his own projects, which are mainly operative and theatrical installations or projected scenery. Zsolt László Bordos this time preparing for a unique showcase of indoor architectures mapping projection.

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