Jörg Widmann: There’s no audience as devoted as the Hungarian
György Kurtág would compose for him, even at the age of 92; he’s recently made a recording with András Schiff; he’s Dénes Várjon’s favourite chamber music partner; and universally adored by Hungarian audiences. Jörg Widmann, one of the world’s leading clarinettists, and described by many as both a modern and a true Renaissance man, will be giving a concert in Budapest on 1 June. When it comes to music, he simply cannot go wrong. He’s at least as gifted a conductor as he is as a soloist, and he has also garnered success as a composer. He will be playing and conducting his own compositions at the concert with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, as well as a Mozart piece.