Respire

20-30 August 2020.

Concerts with the participation of the most prestigious Hungarian musicians at the Liszt Academy and at other venues

Concerts in 2020

Respire #1 – Leclair, Mozart, Mendelssohn

August 20, 2020 18:00 - 19:00
Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
The festival is set in motion with the venturous French Baroque composer Jean-Marie Leclair’s (1697–1764) (…)

Respire #2 - Williams, Schumann

August 20, 2020 20:00 - 21:00
Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
The second concert of Festival Academy Budapest begins with a real musical treat: the song (…)

Respire #3 - Arban, Debussy, Schumann

August 21, 2020 18:00 - 19:00
Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
The third event of Festival Academy Budapest commences with a real hit, the variation series (…)

Respire #4 - Schumann, Beethoven

August 21, 2020 20:00 - 21:00
Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
Schumann’s hypersensitive song cycle sets all layers of Heinrich Heine’s poetry to music with a (…)

Respire #5 - Reich, Mozart, Liszt

August 22, 2020 18:00 - 19:00
Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
Two percussion compositions written in the 20th century, a poignantly beautiful violin sonata by Mozart (…)

Respire #6 - Brahms, Shostakovich

August 22, 2020 20:00 - 21:00
Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
„Frei aber einsam” – „free but lonely” was the personal motto of József Joachim, the (…)

Respire #7 - Händel, Franck

August 23, 2020 18:00 - 19:00
Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
The winner of the 2019 Handel Singing Competition held in London will take to the (…)

Respire #8 - Bach, Brahms

August 23, 2020 20:00 - 21:00
Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
The works of the two composers with names starting with a B, Bach and Brahms, (…)

Respire #9 - Mozart, Schumann

August 24, 2020 18:00 - 19:00
BMC Concert Hall
„A stone statue mystifying himself? A self-tormenting ascetic? A guru who is not aware of (…)

Respire #10 - Ravel, Beethoven

August 24, 2020 20:30 - 21:30
BMC Concert Hall
Ravel’s music is just as strongly characterised with the adjective „impressionist” as the attribute „heroic” (…)

Respire #11 - Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Janáček

August 25, 2020 18:00 - 19:00
BMC Concert Hall
It is as if the first two featured compositions were to show the two faces (…)

Respire #12 - Brahms

August 25, 2020 20:30 - 21:30
BMC Concert Hall
As Brahms himself stated in a letter penned at the end of the year 1891 (…)

Respire #13 - Student concert

August 26, 2020 18:00 - 19:00
Reformed church (Hold utca)

Respire #14 - Grieg, Shostakovich

August 26, 2020 20:00 - 21:00
Reformed church (Hold utca)
As Edvard Grieg himself described his three sonatas for violin and piano in one of (…)

Respire #15 - Dowland, Schubert, De Falla, Liszt

August 27, 2020 18:00 - 19:00
University Library (ELTE)
One of the great discoveries of Festival Academy Budapest 2019 was the stupifying acoustics of (…)

Respire #16 - Martinů, Beethoven

August 27, 2020 20:00 - 21:00
Uránia National Film Theatre

Respire #17 - Bartók, Kodály

August 28, 2020 18:00 - 19:00
Hungarian Heritage House
In his essay written in 1931 on how folk music could be incorporated in classical (…)

Respire #18 - Folk music

August 28, 2020 20:00 - 21:00
Hungarian Heritage House
The Liszt-Prize awardee Ági Szalóki is considered to be one of the most versatile singers (…)

Respire #19 - Shostakovich, Schubert, Bach

August 29, 2020 20:00 - 21:00
Uránia National Film Theatre
Shostakovich’s Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano holds a special position in the the (…)

Respire #20 - Amadinda, Söndörgő

August 30, 2020 18:00 - 19:00
Uránia National Film Theatre
The members of the 36-year old Amadinda Percussion Group, a genuine Hungaricum - Károly Bojtos, (…)

Respire #21 - Liszt, Reich, Bryars

August 30, 2020 20:00
Uránia National Film Theatre
From the perspective of Liszt’s oeuvre, most pianists fall into two categories: the virtuosos, who (…)

Singularly electrifying chamber music concerts, international star performers from more than ten countries, a programme with both highly popular and less well-known masterpieces as well as world premiers: Festival Academy Budapest will be faithful to its tradition in 2020!

The 1st Central-Eastern European Jenő Hubay Violin Competition is going to take place between 3 and 6 December, whose finalists will be automatically invited to next year’s Ilona Fehér Violin Competition.

No public masterclasses are going to be held at the festival, but next term each of the musicians performing at the festival will give two masterclasses nationwide at all levels of music education.

I Central-Eastern European Jenő Hubay Violin Competition

For violinists under 20

Four age groups, prestigious jury from 10 countries.
Boris Kuschnir as president of jury.
Total prize money: 8500 Euro. Not only students but also teacher can win prizes.

Artistic directors

Katalin Kokas & Barnabás Kelemen

A violinist-couple honored with a bunch of awards, prizes and competition triumphs. Parents of three kids and the Festival Academy Budapest. Their wild musicality makes every music they touch sublime.

Masterclasses

Legendary performers and professors

No public masterclasses are going to be held at the festival, but next term each of the musicians performing at the festival will give two masterclasses nationwide at all levels of music education.

Artists of Festival Academy Budapest in 2020

László Fenyő

Klára Kolonits

Ferenc Rados

Gábor Boldoczki

Andrea Vigh

Vilmos Szabadi

Miklós Perényi

Borbála Dobozy

Ditta Rohmann

László Fassang

Gábor Farkas

János Palojtay

Tamás Érdi

Tamás Vásáry

Zoltán Fejérvári

Péter Nagy

Márta Ábrahám

László Borbély

János Balázs

Csabab Klenyán

Eszter Balogh

András Kemenes

Antal Zalai

Ernő Kállai

Attila Ökrös

György Lakatos

Szabolcs Joó

Szabolcs Hámori

Márta Gulyás

Zsolt Fejérvári

Attila Erdős

Péter Bársony

Ádám Banda

Noémi Győri

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The programme locations of Festival Academy Budapest

Zeneakadémia

Budai Vigadó

ELTE Egyetemi Könyvtár

Uránia Nemzeti Filmszínház

Budapest Music Center

Hold utcai református templom

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