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A NIGHT WITH SÁNDOR JÁVORKAI - SOLO CONCERT

3 August 2024, Saturday, 19:00-21:00


Renowned violinist Sándor Jávorkai, originally from Győr and now based in Vienna, will enchant the audience of Csigó Malom with a concert titled "Virtuoso Magic on Solo Violin." He will perform a program featuring the most significant virtuoso works for violin by composers such as J. S. Bach, N. Paganini, E. Ysaÿe, H. W. Ernst, and F. Kreisler, along with some surprises.


Sándor Jávorkai first performed at Csigó Malom in 2014 with his cellist brother, Ádám Jávorkai, upon the invitation of sculptor Mária R. Törley at the opening of her exhibition.

Since then, both have been returning annually, bringing a piece of the world's grand stages back home to Hungary for a short while. As their fans, we always eagerly await their return.


This time, in addition to his solo performance, Sándor Jávorkai promises a special surprise for our audience.


INFORMATION:  We would like to inform interested parties that Sándor Jávorkai's solo evening will replace the originally announced A NIGHT WITH THE JÁVORKAI BROTHERS ”Virtuoso magic on violin, cello and piano”. Enjoy the show!


Salon programme: wine tasting courtesy of Borbély Family Winery, informal discussion, book signing.


Tickets: HUF 4,500




Sándor Jávorkai Born in Győr, Hungary in violinist Sándor Jávorkai received his first violin lessons at the age of three from his father and already performed in public at the age of five. He first studied at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest under Prof. Ferenc Halasz and subsequently transferred to the class of Prof. Michael Frischenschlager at the University of Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna, where he graduated with distinction in 2004, and subsequently earned a doctorate in musicology in Vienna. He has participated in master classes with internationally renowned artists, including Isaac Stern, Tibor Varga and Vladimir Spivakov, as well as György Pauk, Lorand Fenyves, Stefan Ruha, Ferenc Rados and Vera Vaidman.
As concert master, Sándor Jávorkai has played under the baton of Mariss Jansons and Marcello Viotti at the International Orchestra Institute Attergau, under the patronage of the Vienna Philharmonic. In addition, in 2008 he performed as concert master and soloist with the Europe Philharmonic.
As a soloist, he has performed with renowned orchestras such as the Berlin Sym­phony, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Sinfoniet-ta Baden, the Tonkunstler Orchestra of Lower Austria, the Savaria Symphony Orchestra, the Budapest Philharmonic, the Győr Philharmonic, the North Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, the Szeged Symphony Orchestra and the Debrecen Symphony Orchestra.
Concert travels have led Jávorkai throughout Hungary, Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland, Austria, Greece, England, Turkey, Japan, Malta, Tunisia, Norway, Egypt, Russia. Rumania and Israel. Regular recordings for the Hungarian radio station Radio Bartók, the Austrian radio station Ö1, the Viennese classical station Radio Stephansdom and Polish radio demonstrate the young violinist’s variegated artistic activities. Sándor Jávorkai has performed at important concert halls such as the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Luxembourg Phil­harmonic, the Sava-Centar in Belgrade, in the “Forbidden City” in Beijing, the Warsaw Phil­harmonic and Opera City in Tokyo. He has per­formed at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festi­val, the Spring Festival in Budapest and at the Spring in Russia Festival in Moscow. Sándor Jávorkai performed to great success at a gala concert in the Vienna Konzerthaus with Roby Lakatos, Rolando Villazón, Julius Drake, Michel Camilo and other well-known musicians.
Together with his brother, cellist Adam Jávorkai, he recorded the Brahms Double Concerto and Camille Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo capriccioso with the Győr Philhar­monic Orchestra, conducted by Adam Med-veczky.
Sándor Jávorkai was awarded a scholar­ship by the Herbert von Karajan Center in Vienna. The exceptional talent’s deep musicality and effortless virtuosic violin playing has been distinguished exclusively with first prizes in numerous international competitions: 1990-1994: consecutive first prizes at the Emil Vajda String Instrument Competition in Hungary; 1992: 1st prize at the János Koncz Violin Com­petition in Hungary; 1993: 1st prize and special prize at the International Carl Flesch Violin Competition in Hungary; 1999: special prize at the International Pablo de Sarasate Violin Com­petition in Pamplona, Spain; 2000: 1st prize and special prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Thessaloniki, Greece; 2003: together with his brother Ádám Jávorkai, 1st place at Kodály Competition in Semmering, Austria; 2009: together with Ádám Jávorkai, named Artist of the Year by Jeunesse and Bank Austria.

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