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CLASSICS AROUND THE WORLD

7 August 2024, Wednesday, 19:00- 21:00


Our "CLASSICS AROUND THE WORLD" concert is part of the mentoring programme of the Gergely Rákász Foundation that enables young talents to perform for the audience at Csigó Mill. Classical music pieces will be played by Dorottya Dénes on cello, Péter Kiss on accordion and Bence Szigeti on guitar. The trio will take the audience on a musical journey around the world with classical pieces by composers of various nationalities. The 75-minute programme will take you to Germany, Spain, Brazil and also to Hungary. The trio's motto is a Karl Julius Weber quote: "Music is the true language of the world."


PROGRAM:

Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances

Dmitri Shostakovich: Waltz No. 2

Maximo Diego Pujol: Nubes de Buenos Aires

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Capricho De Goya - No hubo remedio

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras


Salon programme: wine tasting courtesy of Kőróka Winery, informal discussion with the artists.


Tickets: HUF 3,500





The legitimacy of classical music will always be unquestionable for everyone. It is present in our everyday lives - and not just in concert halls! Who hasn’t encountered a piece by Mozart during an elevator ride, or Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor when a phone rings? We are well acquainted with the anthem of the European Union, which draws from the fourth movement of Beethoven's last symphony (Ode to Joy). Even the iconic scenes from the “Tom and Jerry” cartoon series wouldn’t exist without Liszt Ferenc’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. However, we often forget how diverse this genre is, and beyond the aforementioned great Central European composers, many other fantastic composers have worked in various parts of the world.
The goal of the concert series by the three young artists - Dorottya Dénes, Péter Kiss, and Bence Szigeti - is to help us discover the most beautiful aspects of classical music through the works of composers from different nationalities, taking us on a journey around the world. In the nearly 75-minute program, we will wander through Germany, Spain, Brazil, and, of course, our beloved homeland, Hungary.
Be part of this special musical journey! Let’s discover together the language understood in every corner of the earth: the language of music. Because, as Karl Julius Weber said: “Music is the true world language”!

Dorottya Dénes - Cello / Péter Kiss - Accordion / Bence Szigeti - Classical Guitar


Dorottya Dénes

The young cellist first heard the sound of the cello up close at the age of 5, and her love for the instrument has been unwavering ever since. She began her studies at the Art School in Marosvásárhely and then, from the age of 11, spent five years under the tutelage of cellist Áron Pető. According to her, this was one of the most defining periods in her musical journey, as it was thanks to him that she experienced how not just the instrument, but every part of a person sings when they play the music of their own people. For this reason, she composes her own pieces for the cello, in which the soul of Transylvania is present, as her roots are especially important to her. She has received numerous gold ratings and Excellence Awards at national competitions in Hungary, which gave her the opportunity to perform a concert on Bartók Radio at the age of 12. She completed her secondary education at the Sándor Plugor Art School in Sepsiszentgyörgy, studying under Zoltán Onczay. Currently, she is a student at Széchenyi István University in Győr, learning from artists in her homeland and building her musical career.


Péter Kiss

The accordionist, born in Baracs, began his studies at the Sándor Frigyes Music School in Dunaújváros under the guidance of teacher Melinda Juhos. In 2016, he was successfully admitted to the Pécs Art High School, where he became a student of Tamás Kéméndi. In 2020, he was accepted to the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence, where he obtained his bachelor's degree in 2023 under the guidance of Professor Ivano Battiston. He is currently a master's student at the aforementioned institution. Despite his young age, he has showcased his talent in places such as the Virtuosos talent show, the Kodály Center in Pécs, and has performed in Serbia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Italy, and Russia. He has achieved podium finishes in several domestic and international competitions, and in addition to these, he received an Excellence Award in 2016, a Rotary Award in 2019, and a Youth Award in his hometown. In 2023, he was awarded the Accordion Excellence Award of Baranya County for his support of the Hungarian accordion community and for promoting the instrument widely. Alongside his solo career, he works in various temporary and permanent chamber music ensembles both in Hungary and Italy – regardless of the formation, Péter’s goal remains the same: to promote quality and refined music, all through the accordion, an instrument he wishes to elevate to the highest level in the musical world.


Bence Szigeti

Born in Komló in 2001, his first guitar teacher was Erika Sára at the ANK Art School in Pécs. Even during his music school years, he participated in numerous competitions, consistently finishing in 1st or 2nd place. In 2016, he continued his studies under the guidance of Tamás Straub and Álmos Tóth at the Pécs Art High School. In 2020, he was successfully admitted to the guitar department of the Music Academy, where he continued his studies under the supervision of András Csáki. From September 2022 to June 2023, he was a student at the ESMD in Lille with an Erasmus scholarship, in the class of Judicael Perroy, one of the most recognized guitarists of our time. During his studies, he participated successfully in many domestic and international competitions. Over the years, he has also participated in numerous domestic and international guitar festivals, where he had the opportunity to hear and then work closely with the world's most esteemed guitarists in master classes. In addition to competitions and master classes, since 2019, he has also performed in the play "The Physicists" at the National Theatre of Pécs and has had several opportunities to play concerts at the Kodály Center in Pécs. In 2019, he had the honor of performing the second movement of Rodrigo’s famous "Aranjuez" guitar concerto with the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by András Vass.


All three are mentees of the Gergely Rákász Foundation.



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