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OPENING CONCERT - "To whom the birds are singing Chopin"

28 June 2024, Friday, 19:00-21:00


Performer: Tamás Érdi, pianist, Liszt Ferenc and Prima Primissima Awards winner

Video film and photos screening.

Excerpts from recordings of four-hand concerts with Tamás Érdi and his masters, Zoltán Kocsis and Tamás Vásáry.

"Tamás" – presentation of a selection of photographs by Réka Érdi-Harmos.

Panel discussion with Márta Érdi, President of the Cimbora Foundation, mother of Tamás Érdi and author of the book with the same title as the concert.

Musical host and moderator of the panel discussion: János Mácsai, music historian

Salon programme: wine tasting courtesy of Von Beőthy Winery, informal discussion, signing.


All tickets for this event are sold out. Thank you for your understanding.


Tamás Érdi's career as a pianist is unique in both the Hungarian and international classical music scenes.

He was born prematurely on November 23, 1979, in Budapest. His parents, Sándor Érdi and Márta É. Szabó, are television editors. He lost his sight due to incorrect incubator treatment.

His parents noticed his talent and his special connection with the world of sounds very early on. He began playing the piano at the age of five and made his debut at the Pesti Vigadó at the age of eight. From 1994, he studied at the Vienna Academy of Music, then continued his studies in Canada. He received his artist diploma in 2002. Alongside his studies, he has performed in more than 23 countries worldwide and participated successfully in international professional competitions. His talent has been recognized with numerous awards.

Since 2015, he has been the artistic director of the "Klassz a pARTon" classical music festival, which is organized by the Cimbora Foundation, under the direction of his mother, Márta É. Szabó. Together, they have taken on the mission of popularizing classical music and promoting talents. Over the past ten years, hundreds of concerts have been held as part of the festival they organized.

The audience of Csigó Malom will hear Tamás Érdi's performance here for the fifth time.

The concert is the opening event of this year's CSIGÓ ART FEST, followed by a podium discussion, video screenings, a photo series presentation, and a signing session.

The musical host is music historian János Mácsai.

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