Barnabás Kelemen

10 June 2017 19:45 Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music

Igor Stravinsky: The Soldier's tale

Featuring: Pál Mácsai – actor, Barnabás Kelemen – violin, Knut Erik Sundquist – double bass, Thorsten Johanns – clarinet, Attila Jankó – bassoon, Balázs Nemes – trumpet, Róbert Káip – trombone, Zoltán Rácz – percussions

Conducting: Maxim Rysanov

11 June 2017 19:45 – Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music

Ludwig van Beethoven: String quartet in F major „Razumovsky” , Op. 59. no. 1.

Featuring: Kelemen Quartet

13 June 2017 19:45 – Pesti Vigadó

Zoltán Kodály: Duo for violin and cello

Featuring: Barnabás Kelemen – violin, László Fenyő - cello

14 June 2017 19:00 – Old Music Academy

Camille Saint-Saëns: Fantasy, op. 124

Featuring: Barnabás Kelemen – violin, Andrea Vígh – harp

15 June 2017 19:45 – Pesti Vigadó

Béla Bartók: V. string quartet – Scherzo, Alla bulgarese

Featuring: Kelemen Quartet

Barnabás Kelemen, José Gallardo playing tango

Johannes Brahms: Piano quartet in G minor, no. 1 op. 25. – IV. Alla zingarese

Featuring: Barnabás Kelemen – violin, Gareth Lubbe – viola, Dóra Kokas – cello, József Balog – piano

Ernest Bloch: Nigun

Featuring: Barnabás Kelemen – violin, Shai Wosner - piano

Maurice Ravel: Kaddish

Featuring: Barnabás Kelemen – violin, Shai Wosner - piano

Béla Bartók: Romanian folk dances

Featuring: Barnabás Kelemen – violin, József Balog - piano

16 June 2017 19:45 – Pesti Vigadó

Johannes Brahms: Clarinet quintet, op. 115

Featuring: Thorsten Johanns – clarinet, Kelemen Quartet

Johann Sebastian Bach: Double concerto in D minor, BWV 1043

Featuring: Shlomo Mintz, Barnabás Kelemen – violin, and the artists and students of the Festivalacademy




11 June 2017 17:45-18:45 - Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music Solti Hall

Zoltán Kodály: Duo for violin and cello

Barnabás Kelemen – violin, László Fenyő - cello

An artist of “innate musicality” with a technical execution that belongs “only to the greatest" /The Guardian/ 

He has captured the interest of the music world with premiers of works by Kurtág, Ligeti, Schnittke, Gubajdulina, Steve Reich and Ryan Wigglesworth and with his complete recordings of works for violin by Bartók. His 17 solo recordings won major awards in England, France, Belgium, Germany and Hungary.

Barnabás Kelemen is a returning soloist in major venues like in the Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall, The Concertgebouw, Suntory Hall, Bozar, Berlin Philharmony and worked with conductors such as: L. Maazel, Sir N. Marriner, V. Jurowski, M. Janowski, M. Stern, K. Urbanski, P. Eötvös, I. Fischer and Z. Kocsis.

He got the Kossuth Prize, the Gramophone Award, and won top prizes at competitions from Salzburg through Brussels to Indianapolis.

Founding leader of the Kelemen Quartet they won the Melbourne, the Beijing and the Paolo Borciani competitions and they play at top festivals and concert halls from Australia through the US to Europe.

His biggest musical influence among his mother were his teachers: Eszter Perényi, Isaac Stern, Ferenc Rados and Zoltán Kocsis and his grandfather, one of the most famous gypsy ‘prímás’s of the 20th century, Pali Pertis.

He is professor of universities like the F. Liszt Academy in Budapest and at the Cologne University and he playes on the 1742 “Ex-Dénes Kovács” Guarneri violin onloan from the state of Hungary.