Cultural Tour - Library concerts

2019. July 25.11:00 - 21:00

Ticket prices: 1000 HUF, Students/Pensioners: 500 HUF

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11.00 – Uránia National Film Theatre

Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano

Dmitry Smirnov (violin), József Balog (piano)

Shostakovich: Two pieces for string octet, Op. 11

Barnabás Kelemen (violin) and his students: David Tobin, Sumika Tsuji, Julia Biegniewka (violin); Anastasia Agapova, Cheng-Hung Tsai (viola); Balázs Dolfin, Bernadett Puskás (cello)

Wolf Péter: Wolftemperiertes Klavier (excerpts)

József Balog (piano)


Poetry recitation: Judit Pogány


13.00 – ELTE University Library

Baroque Music

Ágnes Kovács (soprano), Mónika Tóth (violin), Soma Dinyés (harpsichord)


Poetry recitaiton: Teri Tordai


15.00 – National Library of Foreign Literature

Mozart: String Quintet in G minor (K. 516)

Mvts 1–2 RAZVAN POPOVICI (viola) and his students: Tseng Chieh An, Svilena Ivanova (violin); Kata Koppán (viola); Alexander Simic (cello)

Mvts 3–4. SARAH CHRISTIAN (violin) tanítványai: Rahel Sögner (violin); Alexander Spindu, Michael Kussmaul (viola); Nella Balog (cello)


Poetry recitaiton: Kitty Kéri


17.00 – BME University Library

Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, op. 70

Mvt 1 MAXIM RYSANOV (viola) and his students: Veronique de Reademaker, Elvin Hoxha (violin); Előd Soós (viola); Dóra Kokas, Mon-Puo Lee (cello)

Mvt 2 MAXIM RYSANOV (viola) and his students: David Tobin, Jaga Klimaszewska (violin); Alexandru Spindu (viola); Bernadett Puskás, Zsuzsanna Pázmándi (cello)

Mvts 3–4 MAXIMILIAN HORNUNG (cello) and his students: Csongor Korossy-Khayll, Kristóf Tóth (violin); Julianna Albert, Zyian Wu (viola); Gergely Devich (cello)


Poetry recitaiton: Piroska Molnár


19.30 – Parliement

Liszt: Coronation Mass – Offertorium, Benedictus

Barnabás Kelemen (violin), Balázs Szabó (harmonium)

Hungarian Folk Music

István Pál „Szalonna” and his band


Poetry recitation: Károly Eperjes


Libraries are normally sites of silence: barely a word is uttered, let alone music played, only the sound of thinking rings quietly and subtly. The „cultural tour” of Festival Academy will, however, change this convention: the reading rooms of three extraordinarily beautiful and acoustically most suitable libraries will be filled with music: everyone is most welcome to attend the short recitals held the University Library of ELTE, the National Library of Foreign Literature and the Library of the University of Technology of Budapest. On all three occasions, the musical programme will be accompanied by reading recitals by renowned actors. The event series – which would also pass for a sight-seeing tour – will be „framed” by two non-library venues: Gothic-Renaissance-Arabesque style concert hall of the Urania National Movie Theatre and the Hunter Hall of the Hungarian Parliament, where the artists of Festival Academy will perform – among others- some movements taken from Liszt’s Coronation Mass. After the concert, Károly Eperjes will perform two poems, virtually directly next to the Holy Crown of St Stephen.