Full attention and devotion. Each and every one of our nerves are focussed on the conductor, on each other, and the music. The audience clings to the notes. We play every concert as if it were the most important one of our lives. This is how we play; this is how strings snap, bows wear, drumsticks break – for completeness, for the audience.
“Chemistry, harmony, unity, being in tune with one another, awareness, love. By paying attention to one another with true humility, we become one in a musical sense. We can experience the kind of completeness the composer felt when writing the piece.” Eszter Lesták Bedő, violin
“The many colourful personalities and styles can only make a unified whole provided they pay attention to one another, play as one and ride the waves of music together… the atmosphere, the experience, the joy, the sense of being together is complete only if it is matched with a mutual, loving humility. Like an excellent old wine, made from individually-grown grapes, each of which is valuable in its own right, but the taste and full-bodied flavour only become truly noble after they all mature together. Thanks go to the caring, industrious, loving and devoted work of the master… :) And the joyous experience and results belong to us all…” Ágnes Fogarasi, audience member
“Playing together, no matter how many of us there are, is about being able to feel each other’s thoughts when we play, and anticipate each other’s gestures; it is when we respond to a surprise with one of our own, basically just enjoying being together and playing music together.” Soma Dinyés, harpsichord
“I am definitely reminded of my various past orchestral experiences. Few things feel better than when, after practising at home, after the first, fault-ridden attempts and long tuning, the piece is suddenly there, there is MUSIC. We play together :) Csenge Karmen, audience member
The sections each learn a new piece on their own, and then gather to play together, led by the conductor.” Mrs. Nándor Berger Anikó Máté, audience member