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The Kawai piano

The Japanese Kawai piano of the Csigó mill was bought in 2019 with the financial support of Leader Assosiation for 12,7 million forints. The piano was inaugurated by Tamás Érdi’s play.  

Leader Volcano Valley Association Report on the Event (October 8, 2019)

The celebration, a joint celebration of the audience and the artists, was the piano inaugural program that took place recently, during which the Kawai Concert Piano, acquired by the Csigó Mill Culture and Arts Center Foundation from a Leader tender, was handed over. Pupils of the Pál Járdányi Primary School of Music in Tapolca-Király Emőke violin, flutist and teacher of Boglárka Benczik, flute artist Jenő Király, violinist of the summer . Artists who have also conquered the stages of Europe have continued to provide support for the Csigó Art Fest, the Csigó Mill Cultural and Art Center Foundation. Just as public figures in the area spoke about the significance and future of the Csigo Foundation. Ernő Horváth, head of the office of the president of the Veszprém County Local Government, Lajos Bedő, president of the Vulcan Valley Leader Association, Elemér Csiza, head of the work organization emphasized the importance of Csigó Art Fest and the role of culture in community building and regional development.


Photo: Zsuzsa B. Tóth / Diary

Can Togay, the main art consultant of the European Capital of Culture in Veszprém 2023, outlined the cooperation between Veszprém and Lake Balaton, the creation of a unified, strong cultural space, as the basis for the development of the region. The Csigó Mill can be a key player in this Balaton Region -Veszprém cultural space, creating the conditions for the presentation of quality culture, European values and the chances of improving the quality of life in rural areas in a small settlement by acquiring the new instrument. After the festive program, as usual at the Csigó mill, the program continued with wine tastings and friendly conversations. There was also the dedication of Márta É. Szabó's book "Whose Birds Sing Chop", which presents the childhood and development of the artistic career of Tamás Érdi, now a prize winner of Ferenc Liszt and Prima Primissima. The event, which was open to the public, was attended by visitors to the Csigó Art Fest, leaders of the Volcanoes Valley Leader Association, members of the Board of Trustees of the Csigó Mill Cultural and Art Center Foundation, public and artistic residents of the area, and concert-loving residents of the surrounding settlements.


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