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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)

Gioacchino Rossini: Bassoon concerto

Andrea Bressan (bassoon)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin concerto in A minor

Eszter Lesták-Bedő (violin)

Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet oncerto no. 2 in E flat major

Roland Csalló (clarinet)

Vanhal: Double bass concerto in D major

Zsolt Fejérvári (double bass)

….. interval

Ole Schmidt: Tuba concerto

József Bazsinka (tuba)

Péter Wolf: Journey

Mária Gál-Tamási (violin)

Frank Martin: Ballade for flute, string orchestra and piano

Anett Jóföldi (flute)

Frigyes Hidas: Concerto for tenor and bass trombone

Balázs Szakszon (trombone)
Norbert Zakó (bass trombone)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Triple concerto in C major, op. 56

Ágnes Bíró (violin)
Péter Szabó (cello)
Zoltán Fejérvári (piano)