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Countdown: more BFO musicians to be featured as soloists in upcoming season

Countdown: more BFO musicians to be featured as soloists in upcoming season

Get ready - we’ll publish the complete program for the 2024-2025 season soon. Those familiar with the Budapest Festival Orchestra know that winners of our internal competition, named after Sándor Végh, are always given an opportunity to take the stage as soloists in the following season. While the line-up of the season may still be under wraps, it has already been decided that three competition winners will be featured as soloists, and we already know what they will be performing.

The final round of the 2023-2024 Sándor Végh Competition was held on January 6 at the BFO’s rehearsal hall in Selmeci utca. The jury of three this time was comprised of conductor Katharina Wincor, violinist Zoltán Almási and bassoon player György Lakatos. Based on the performances of the final round, they selected three winners, making no distinction between them in terms of placement.

In the 2024-2025 season, violinist István Kádár will perform outstanding contemporary composer Zoltán Kovács’s Violin Concerto No. 2.

Clarinetist Andrea Caputo will perform Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Concerto in F Minor.

And, finally, outstanding young cellist Alma Hernán Benedí will perform Cello Concerto in A Minor by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, son of Johann Sebastian, at one of the Baroque concerts in the upcoming season.

In view of the extraordinary performances at the competition this year, the jury has decided to recognize additional musicians with awards. The BFO’s audience can expect to hear oboist Márta Berger and the duo of Anett Jóföldi and Roland Csalló performing as soloists in the future.