Cziffra Festival Under Way In Budapest

  • 22 Feb 2017 9:00 AM
Cziffra Festival Under Way In Budapest
A classical music festival dedicated to the legendary Hungarian pianist György Cziffra that started on Tuesday will run until Sunday with performances in two venues. The festival opened in Budapest’s MOM Cultural Centre with the debut concert of the CZF Chamber Orchestra led by young virtuoso violinist Ernő Kállai, with works by Grieg, Mozart and Liszt.

Pianists Jenő Jandó and János Balázs played Bach’s keyboard concerto in C minor. The Budapest Academy of Music will host concerts by Turkish pianist Fazil Say, Hungarian mezzo soprano Andrea Rost and Russia cellist Mischa Maisky, as well as the closing gala.

Besides featuring acclaimed classical artists, the festival also features Gypsy musician Lajos Sárközy, various jazz artists as well as matinee for young and debutant artists honouring the system of support that helped György Cziffra to achieve world fame.

Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.

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