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About the program

The Budapest Festival Orchestra has announced its traditional, biennial Sándor Végh Competition. The concert series provides the musicians of the BFO with an opportunity to give prominence to their individual abilities before a prestigious jury by performing a composition of their own choice. The stakes are high: the winners will be featured as the soloists of next season’s Haydn–Mozart Plus series.

The semi-finals and the final take place at the Selmeci Street rehearsal hall between 20 and 22 February. This year’s jury comprises conductor Iván Fischer, musical director of the BFO; violist György Konrád, who is regularly featured with the BFO; bassoonist György Lakatos, a prominent actor of the contemporary music scene; oboist Lajos Lencsés , soloist with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra; violinist Tamás Major, the BFO’s leader; and András Vass, conductor of the Pannon Philharmonic.

Iván Fischer on the Sándor Végh Competition: www.bfz.hu/videos/aveghsandorversenyrol

The competition is open to the public, and audience votes will be much appreciated. To register, send an email to rendeles@bfz.hu, or call Orsolya Bagi at +36 1489-4332.

Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto for 3 violins in F major

Gyöngyvér Oláh (violin)
Emese Gulyás (violin)
Gabriella Nagy (violin)

Carl Maria von Weber: Grand potpourri

Orsolya Mód (cello)

Giovanni Cirri: Cello concerto in C major

György Kertész (baroque cello)

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

Noémi Molnár (violin)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin concerto in A minor

Lesták-Bedő Eszter (violin)

….. interval

György Selmeczi: Concerto per 4 violini ed archi

Zsolt Szefcsik (violin)
Emese Gulyás (violin)
Levente Szabó (violin)
Gabriella Nagy (violin)

Frigyes Hidas: Concerto for tenor and bass trombone

Balázs Szakszon (trombone)
Norbert Zakó (bass trombone)

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

Erika Kovács (violin)

Witold Lutoslawski: Dance preludes strings, harp, piano and percussion

Ákos Ács (clarinet)

Max Bruch: Romance

Nao Yamamoto (viola)


Program

Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto for 3 violins in F major
Carl Maria von Weber: Grand potpourri
Giovanni Cirri: Cello concerto in C major
Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin concerto in A minor
György Selmeczi: Concerto per 4 violini ed archi
Frigyes Hidas: Concerto for tenor and bass trombone
Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Witold Lutoslawski: Dance preludes strings, harp, piano and percussion
Max Bruch: Romance

Soloists

Gyöngyvér Oláh, violin
Emese Gulyás, violin
Gabriella Nagy, violin
Orsolya Mód, cello
György Kertész, baroque cello
Noémi Molnár, violin
Lesták-Bedő Eszter, violin
Zsolt Szefcsik, violin
Levente Szabó, violin
Balázs Szakszon, trombone
Norbert Zakó, bass trombone
Erika Kovács, violin
Ákos Ács, clarinet
Nao Yamamoto, viola