BALATONFÜRED INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL 22 – 29 June 2019

PROGRAM

22 June 2019 Saturday

7:30 –9:00 pm – OPENING CEREMONY

JOHANNES MOLLER solo (Sweden)

Johannes Moller is since 2018 the Ambassador of ZhengAn Guitar in China, which is the largest investment of its kind in Guitar history. ZhengAn is a city in Guizhou which has made guitar manufacturing and guitar culture its main priority. The city has encouraged hundreds of guitar manufacturing companies to set up their production there. Currently about five million guitars are produced there every year. Currently a concert hall dedicated to guitar as well as a guitar museum and a 99 meter guitar tower is under construction.

In 2010 Johannes was awarded the first prize in the Concert Artist Competition Guitar Foundation of America (GFA), considered by many to be the most prestigious classical guitar competition in the world. Today Johannes performs close to a hundred concerts per year and has a large following in China, Europe, Australia, North & South America. An engraving of his name can be found on the walls of the Concertgebouw concert hall in Amsterdam (as a recognition of excellence given by the Vriendenkrans Concours). All these things are indicative of the musical calibre we have come to expect from international concert players, yet Johannes is known primarily for things other than his performing excellence.

Acquiring his skills in both performance and composition at an early age and in a free setting provided Johannes with the highly characterised and idiosyncratic voice that many listeners around the world have come to admire. It seems clear that it was an instinctive urge to create that drove this course, and with these beginnings Johannes was set to become an icon of 21st century music-making.

PROGRAM

Johannes Moller

A star in the sky, a universe within…

Johannes Moller

“The city of guitar” (Zheng’an)

Eugène den Hoed

Evocations

Johannes Moller

Welcome to the World

Ocean Waves

Forgotten Dreams

Eternal Dream

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A selection of Chinese Songs Arr. Johannes Moller

Five Chinese Impression

1 镜花水月 “Moon and flower reflected in water”

2 春风化雨 “Gentle spring rains and breeze”

3 落英缤纷 “Flower petals perpetually moving in the air”

4 昙花一现 “The nocturnally blossoming desert flower”

5 五谷丰登 “Grains at harvest is the farmer’s joy”

Johannes Moller

The Night Flame

*Johannes Moller plays a “Moller model” made in the Famothy custom-workshop in Zheng’An, China.

Venue: Kisfaludy Gallery, Balatonfüred, Kisfaludy u. 1

23 June 2019 Sunday

9:00 am-1:00 pm – MASTER COURSE

JOHANNES MOLLER

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13.

3:00-5:00 pm – REHEARSAL FOR GUITAR ORCHESTRA

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13.

7:30 pm – CONCERT

CARLO CURATOLO solo (Italy)

Carlo Curatolo (Grottaglie, Italy, 1988) learned the basics of classical guitar from Pino Forresu, Francesco Taranto, Stefano Palamidessi. In 2010 he graduated with full marks at the Conservatory of Taranto and in 2016 he achieved a master’s degree in Physics at Sapienza University of Rome.

He continued his musical studies at Segovia Guitar Academy in Pordenone with Paolo Pegoraro and Adriano del Sal, and at Accademia Chigiana in Siena with Oscar Ghiglia. He is currently enrolled in a postgraduate specialization course in advanced studies in music performance and interpretation at the Conservatory of Parma, held by Lorenzo Micheli, Stefano Grondona, Giampaolo Bandini, Massimo Felici, Oscar Ghiglia, Thomas Müller-Pering, among others. He also attended separate master classes with Carlo Domeniconi, Judicael Perroy, Jorge Cardoso, Leo Brouwer, Carlo Marchione.

He has been awarded as first, second or third prize in more than 30 international competitions in Italy and abroad, among which: International Guitar Competition J.K. Mertz in Bratislava (Slovakia), Tallinn International Guitar Competition (Estonia), Alirio Diaz International Guitar Competition in Rome (Italy), Alvaro Mantovani International Guitar Competition in Follonica (Italy), Omaggio a Niccolò Paganini International Guitar Competition in Parma (Italy), Incontri chitarristici di Gargnano International Guitar Competition in Gargnano (Italy), Ruggero Chiesa International Guitar Competition in Camogli (Italy), London International Guitar Competition (UK).

Since 2006 he has been invited to perform in several cultural events both as soloist and in ensemble. In 2019 he will perform soloist concerts in Italy, Austria, Portugal, Slovakia, Hungary. He combines his performing career with his well-attended teaching profession in Rome.

Carlo Curatolo plays a guitar made by Mirko Migliorini (Lecco, Italy).

PROGRAM

T. Takemitsu – Equinox

J.S. Bach – Prelude BWV 1006a

D. Scarlatti – Sonata K213

A. Barrios – Un Sueno en la Floresta

M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco – Sonata op.77 “Omaggio a Boccherini” (1. Allegro con spirito, 2.Andante quasi canzone, 3.Tempo di minuetto, 4. Vivo ed energico)

Winner of International Guitar Competition Manfredonia 2018
ANTONIO FIORENTINO solo (Italy),

Antonio Fiorentino was born in San Giovanni Rotondo, in Italy, in 1996.
He began to play under the guidance of Luciano Pompilio at the age of 11.
At the age of 17 he was admitted to Conservatorio “Umberto Giordano” in Foggia, where he studied with the masters Fabio Federico, Marco del Greco and Daniele Sardone, and obtained his degree with full marks and honours.
In 2018 he won a scholarship to study at “Vorarlberger Landeskonservatorium” in Austria,
with Augustin Wiedemann.
During the years he improved his style following lessons and masterclasses with renowned guitarists
such as Thomas Kirchoff, Dale Kavanagh, Aniello Desiderio, Stefano Palamidessi, Monica Paolini, Frederic Zigante, Matthew McAllister.
He has played numerous concerts in several cities in Italy and abroad, some of them are Manfredonia, Monte S. Angelo, San Marco in Lamis, Lucera, Orsara di Puglia, Roma, Spello, Trevi, Bregenz, Dornbirn, Feldkirch.
Winner of several competitions, he has recently won the First Prize at “Giuseppe Caputo” competition, in Manfredonia, that offered him the possibility to record a Cd for the historical series “Guitart” and to play in many cities in Italy and abroad.

PROGRAM

Mauri Giuliani, Sonata in C op.15

  • Allegro Spiritoso
  • Adagio con grand espressione
  • Allegro Vivace

Federico Mompou, from Suite Compostelana

  • Prelude
  • Cancion
  • Muneira

Mario Castelnuovo – Tedesco, from 24 Caprichos de Goya 

XVIII – El sueño de la razon produce monstruos
XVIII – Linda Maestra

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LUCIANO POMPILIO solo (Italy)

Luciano Pompilio graduated with honors in classical guitar at the “U. Giordano”, Conservatory of Music in Foggia, Italy.
Simultaneously, Luciano achieved post graduate degrees analyzing Britten’s Nocturnal at the Humanities College in Bologna, Italy.
Maestro Pompilio took 15 first prizes at guitar competition reaching the final rounds in over 25 guitar competitions.
His duo work with Maestro Giuseppe Caputo, was awarded first prize at the “Montelimar Competition” in France, considered the most prestigious duo guitar competition in the world. Luciano and Giuseppe were the first Italians to achieve this amazing feat.
In his recent visit to Paraguay, Maestro Pompilio was awarded “Premio Republica”, one of Latin America’s most prestigious civil awards. He is considered among the best performers of the music of the legendary Paraguayan composer Agustin Pio Barrios Mangoré.
Maestro Pompilio has produced eight CDs.
“Tribute”, last CD, made the top 30 Itunes top 200 release list in both Canada and Germany. Maestro Pompilio has toured Europe, Asia and America on several occasions.
He is artistic director of the“Città di Manfredonia” International Guitar Festival and the Season Chamber Music “In Concerto” in San Giovanni Rotondo.

PROGRAM

J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Preludio, fuga e allegro Bwv 998

F. Sor (1778-1839) 

Introd., tema e variazioni op. 9 sull’aria

“O cara Armonia” del Flauto magico di Mozart

M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968)

2 Caprichos de Goya op. 195

  •  Francisco Goya y lucientes, Pinctor
  •  Sueño de la Mentira y Inconstancia

D. Bogdanovic (1955) Six Balkan Miniatures

for World Peace

1. Jutarnje Kolo (Morning Dance)
2. Žalopojka (Lament)
3. Vranjanka
4. Makedonsko Kolo (Macedonian Dance)
5. Široko (Wide Song)
6. Sitni Vez (Tiny-knit Dance)

A. Barrios Mangore’ (1885-1944)

– Sueño en la Foresta

– La Catedral

  • Preludio
  • andante religioso
  • allegro solenne

Venue: Vaszary Gallery, Balatonfüred, Honvéd u. 2-4.

24 June 2019 Monday

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – MASTER COURSE

LUCIANO POMPILIO, SANDOR SZILVAGYI

Instrument Exhibition

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13.

3:00-5:00 pm – REHEARSAL FOR GUITAR ORCHESTRA

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13

7:30 pm – KONCERT

EDIN KARAMAZOV solo (Bosnia-Hercegovina)

Protegé of Sergiu Celibidache, Edin Karamazov began his musical career with the classical guitar and was awarded First Prizes at four guitar competitions. He continued his studies of the Baroque Lute with Hopkinson Smith at the Scola Cantorum Basiliensis.

Edin Karamazov’s thrilling virtuoso performances on the lute and guitar have garnered rave reviews and unprecedented critical acclaim in Europe and America. As a soloist he has performed and recorded with leading international early music ensembles and artists including the Hilliard Ensemble, Hesperion XX, Andreas Scholl as well as Sting. A consummate interpreter and master technician on numerous early and contemporary stringed instruments and outstanding recital artist Edin Karamazov has appeared at Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin Konzerthaus, Konzerthaus Vienna, Herkulessaal Munich as well as at festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein, Rheingau, Mosel, Lower Saxony, Istanbul Bach, Espinho, among others.

Edin Karamazov plays several plucked instruments of various cultures and epoches and remains committed to exploring the use of lutes in modern music and contemporary improvisational contexts. In addition to his solo career he enjoys accompanying singers and instrumentalists in different styles and backgrounds.

His discography includes the CDs Come heavy sleep with works by Britten and Bach (alpha records), XXI (Contemporary Music for Solo Lute) (Lumaudis), The Lute is a Song (auch Arien with Andreas Scholl. Renée Fleming and Sting) (Decca), Songs From the Labyrinth with Sting (Deutsche Grammophon), Wayfaring Stranger – Folksongs as well as A Musical Banquet (Lutesongs) with Andreas Scholl (Decca), Reminiscences for guitar and string quartet, Mosaiques for guitar and violin with Stefan Milenkovich (Lumaudis) as well as Seance for guitar, lute and violoncello with Boris Andrianov (Lumaudis).

PROGRAM

J.S.Bach (arr.E.Karamazov)

CELLO SUITE no.4

Prelude
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Bourree 1&2
Gigue

Leo Brouwer :

EL DECAMERON NEGRO

  • El Arpa del Guererro
  • La huida de los Amantes por el valle de los ecos
  • Balada de la Doncella enamorada

____intermission____

Fernando Sor :

VARIATIONS DE MOZART op.9

Agustin Barrios:

TRES VALSAS op.8

  • Vals de Primavera
  • Vals Romantico
  • Vals Brillante

J.S.Bach:
(arr.E.Karamazov)

CIACCONA

Venue: Kisfaludy Gallery Balatonfüred, Kisfaludy u. 1.

25 June 2019 Tuesday

9:00 am – 1:00 pm –  MASTER COURSE

JOZSEF EOTVOS, SANDOR SZILVAGYI

Instrument Exhibition

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13.

3:00-5:00 pm – REHEARSAL FOR GUITAR ORCHESTRA

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13.

19:30 – CONCERT OF 2018-2019 YEAR’S GRANTEES OF EOTVOS MUSIC FOUNDATION /
TALENTS OF THE FUTURE SERIES

ISTVAN ADAM

István Ádám

István Ádám was born in Csap, Kárpátalja. He started his guitar studies at the Csap Music School with Ágnes Balogh. After that he was accepted to the Snétberger Music Talent Center, where he studied with Ferenc Snétberger. Currently he is studying classical guitar at the Nyiregyháza Secondary Vocational School of Art with his teacher Erika Czakó. During his studies he has placed in numerous national and international competitions.

ARON BERI

Áron Beri

Áron Beri started playing guitar when he was 7 years old. At 12 years old he was accepted to the Snétberger Music Talent Center. Currentlyhe is studying at the Nyiregyháza Secondary Vocational School of Art with his classical guitar teacher Erika Czakó. Besides studying he is also interested in composing. In his pieces he combines classical and jazz music.

BOGLARKA BOZSOKI

Boglárka Bozsóki

Boglárka Bozsóki is a student of Andrea Bozóki. at SZTE Vántus István Secondary Vocational School of Music. She started getting interested in the guitar when she was nine years old and since than has been working with full dedication to achieve the dreams she has set before herself on guitar.Her goal is to help bring classical music to a wider audience and show that music can connect continens and reconcile differences.

MARTON GIRINCSI

Márton Girincsi

Márton Girincsi was born in 2000 in Nyiregyháza. He started studying classical guitar in 2014 with Katalin Kóti-Molnár. In 2015 he was accepted to the Nyiregyháza Secondary Vocational School of Art and since than he has been studying there with Erika Czakó. During his vocational school years he has placed in numerous national and international competitions.  In 2017 he placed 2nd at the  IVth National Secondary School Student Competition, and won a special award at the National Youth Guitar Competition. The following year he placed 1st at the VIth National Guitar Competition in Bácstopolya, and placed  2nd at the Viennese Danubia Talents International Musci Competition. This year, in 2019 he won the Universitas Ring at the Nyiregyháza Secondary Vocational School of Art Competition Concert, and placed  2nd at the National Secondary Vocational School Guitar Competition in Vác-

MARTON NAGY

Márton Nagy 

Márton Nagy was born in 1997 in Vásárosnamény. He started studying classical guitar at the local music school with his teacher Ágnes Balogh. He continued his studies with Erika Czakó at the Nyiregyháza Secondary Vocational School of Art. In 2016 he was accepted to the Franz Liszt Academy of Music where he is currently studying with Franz Liszt price winning guitarist József Eötvös. During the 2018/2019 school year he was the recipient of the Bank of China scholarship. He has played in master classes with artists such as, Giampaolo Bandini, Margarita Escarpa Ricardo Gallén, Lukasz Kuropaczewski, Alvaro Pierri and Judicael Perroy.

MÁTÉ TOKÁRSZKY

Máté Tokárszky

Máté Tokárszky started his music studies in 2008 at the Vikár Sándor Music School and Elementary Art School of Nyíregyháza (Hungary) with Gábor Olajos, then in 2013 he became student of the Secondary School of Art in the class of Erika Czakó. Currently he is a student of the Franz Liszt Music Academy with József Eötvös.  His placements in competitions include, 1st place at the VIIIth National Guitar Competition for Secondary School Students, 2nd place at the Ist National Youth Guitar Competition and 1st place at the VIth Topolya “Heavenly Strings” International Guitar Competition, 7th.

Venue: Kisfaludy Gallery Balatonfüred, Kisfaludy u. 1.

26 June 2019 Wednesday

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – MASTER COURSE

JOZSEF EOTVOS, SANDOR SZILVAGYI

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13.

3:00–5:00 pm –  REHEARSAL FOR GUITAR ORCHESTRA

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13.

7:30 pm– CONCERT

LUKASZ KUROPACZEWSKI solo (Poland)

Guitarist Łukasz Kuropaczewski is well on his way to becoming a major figure on the worldwide classical music scene. Born in 1981 in the small Polish town of Gniezno, Łukasz began studying guitar at the age of ten. At 13, his early talent brought him to the attention of the distinguished guitar teaching Piotr Zaleski with whom he studied from 1994-2003.

Upon receiving a Master’s degree from the Academy of Music in Wroclaw, Poland, he traveled to the U.S. on a full scholarship to study with Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Institute, where he was awarded an Artist Diploma in 2008. During this time, he performed concerts in his native land and around the world, demonstrating his remarkable passion and precision to enthusiastic audiences.

Always in great demand as a recitalist and as soloist with orchestras, he has been invited to perform in numerous festivals in countries including France, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Iceland, Greece, Bulgaria, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico, Panama, and the United States. Highlights of his solo recitals include appearances in London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Warsaw’s National Philharmonic Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, and New York’s Carnegie Hall. An avid chamber music collaborator, he frequently works with musicians from his native Poland, as well as the Orion String Quartet, Avi Avital, Chen Reiss, Richard Galliano.

He premiered Concertos by A. Gilardino, K. Meyer, M. Gorecki, A. Tansman (Polish premiere), K. Penderecki (guitar version of Viola Concerto premiere with Sinfonia Varsovia and Maximiano Valdes). K. Meyer and A. Giardino dedicated their guitar Sonatas to Kuropaczewski. In 2015 Kuropaczewski premiered a guitar quintet „Acequias” by M. Neikrug at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and his „Three Pieces for Guitar” at the Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore, MD.

Mr. Kuropaczewski was a guitar faculty member at University of Pennsylvania from 2008-2010. Currently, he is on the faculty of the Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland, holding a doctorate degree in performance. He is also the artist director of the Polish Guitar Academy Festival held in Poznan every year. He has recorded six CDs to date.

Kuropaczewski plays guitars by Leszek Gajdzik (Poland) and Ross Gutmeier (USA) and uses Savarez Alliance Corum strings.

Venue: Kisfaludy Gallery, Balatonfüred, Kisfaludy u. 1.

27 June 2019 Thursday

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – MASTER COURSE

LUKASZ KUROPACZEWSKI

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 1.

3:00-5:00 pm – REHEARSAL FOR GUITAR ORCHESTRA

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13.

7:30 pm – THE YOUNG COMPETITION WINNING GUITARIST FROM AROUND THE WORLD series presents:

Winner of the „J. K. Mertz” International Guitar Competition Bratislava (Slovakia) 2018

LOTTI SZALAI

Lotti Szalai

Lotti Szalai was born is Veszprém (Hungary) in 1999. She started to play the guitar at the age of 9.  She has been a student of the School of Exceptional Young Talents of the Hungarian Music Academy with József Eötvös, Liszt Prize awarded guitarist. As opposed to her young age Lotti, both as a soloist and also with a chamber orchestra performed at such prestigious stages as the Grand Hall of the Franz Liszt Music Academy, the Ceremonial Hall of Pesti Vigadó, the Budapest Music Center and the Budapest Congress Hall. She has already played together with Miklós Szenthelyi Kossuth Prize awarded violinist, Ingrid Kertesi opera singer and Sándor Szilvágyi guitarist.

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Winner of the International Guitar Competition Juchen (Germany) 2018 and GAF International Guitar Competition Belgrad (Serbia) 2019

IGOR KLOKOV solo (Russia)

Igor Klokov was born in Russia. At the age of fifteen he started to play classical guitar. Igor studied at the College of Arts, where he graduated in 2013. In the same year he moved to the Czech Republic, where he, in 2016, completed his bachelor’s degree at the Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno. Already during his bachelor studies he had his own guitar class at a music school.

He is currently studying Master of Music at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz with Prof. Hubert Käppel. In January 2018 he made his debut as a soloist with the Concierto Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra at the European Guitar Concerto Competition in Groningen (the Netherlands), where he received the second prize and the Audience Award. In June 2018, he starred in a live broadcast for Radio WNED (Western New York and Southern Ontario). In July 2018 he received an award for the best interpretation of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach at the Iserlohn guitar festival and competition. In October 2018 Igor received first prize at Jüchen Guitar Competition and in November 2018 another first price at Oberhausen Guitar Competition (both in Germany).

Besides his joy in performing Igor is also devoted to teaching. Nowadays he has three guitar classes in Rheinland-Pfalz (Germany).

PROGRAM

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) – from Klavierpartita No. 6 BWV 830
(transcription Hubert Käppel)

  • Allemande
  • Corrente

Nicholas Maw (1935-2009) – Music of Memory

Astor Piazolla (1921-1992) – from Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas
(arrangement Sérgio Assad)

  • Invierno Porteño
  • Primavera Porteña

Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829) – Le Rossiniana V op. 123

Venue: Kisfaludy Gallery Balatonfüred, Kisfaludy u. 1.

28 June 2019 Friday

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – MASTER COURSE

LUKASZ KUROPACZEWSKI

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 1.

3:00-5:00 pm – REHEARSAL FOR GUITAR ORCHESTRA

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13.

7:30 pm – CONCERT

THE YOUNG COMPETITION WINNING GUITARIST FROM AROUND THE WORLD series presents:
Winner from the „Forum Gitarre” „International Guitar Competition Wien (Austia)

a Gitárfesztivál junior gizenekara Vihula Mihajlo vezetésével (Magyarország)

CYPRIEN N’TSAI solo (France)

Born in 1995, Cyprien N’tsai grew up in Marseilles in the South of France. Coached and inspired by his father, he started playing guitar when he was 8 years old and he attended the claws of Raymond Gratien, professor at the CRR of Marseilles. In 2013 Cyprien came to Paris to pursue his apprenticeship first with Jérémy Jouve, then with Judicaël Perroy at the Aulnay-sous-Bois Music School (France).

Passionate about his instrument, he participated in various international competitions. He already won first prizes in Tokyo (Japan), Petrer (Spain) in the youth category, Carry le Rouet (France), then Kutna Hora (Czech Republic) and lastly in Vienna (Austria). Finally he just recorded his first CD « Reflets », successfully released in February 2017 by Sylphide Records Company (Tokyo, Japan).

Cyprien N’tsai’s greatest pleasure is to play on stage. Invited several times to perform in asia (Japan, Thaïland), in Europa (Austria, Poland, Germany, Italy) and regularly appearing in France, this young and talented artist offers a varied program ranging from contemporary music to popular pieces.

He strongly feels that reconciling both academic and popular musics would allow the general public to reconnect with classical music.

It is for this particular purpose that his first CD was recorded and why the accompanying booklet was written.

While teaching guitar at a Music School in a suburb of Paris (France), he is still pursuing his training at the pole sup’93 (France). Because the transmission of knowledge is important to him, Cyprien N’tsai plans to focus his career on teaching while pursuing his artistic projects at the international level…

Venue: Kisfaludy Gallery Balatonfüred, Kisfaludy u. 1.

29 June 2019 Saturday

9:00 am-1:00 – MASTER COURSE

LUKASZ KUROPACZEWSKI

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13.

3:00-5:00 pm – GUITAR ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13.
Ticket: HUF 1,000

7:30 pm – CONCERT

B. B. SRINGS GUITAR ORCHESTRA
conductor: Erika Czako

B. B. SRING GUITAR ORCHESTRA

Guitar ensembles have gained great popularity all over the world. This is not accidental: being a non-orchestral instrument, classical guitar is a very solitary instrument. Guitar players practise alone in their rooms, appear on stage alone and the rare opportunity to play with an orchestra or an ensemble is given only to the lucky ones at a guitar competition. So, we thought it would be great to involve the performers of the Festival in a grand playing-together so that they can experience the importance of listening to one another and the joy of creating a collective performance. Let us make this week of collaboration motivation and a source of pleasure for each guitar player. At the concert of 29th June it will turn out to what extent this plan, namely to forge a team out of the solitary guitar players was feasible.

Erika Czakó

Erika Czakó is a guitar teacher and a chamber music guitarist/artist. She teaches at the Liszt Music Academy Budapest, at the Vikár Sándor Basic School of Musical Arts as a head teacher of the guitar section and at the Secondary School of Arts in Nyíregyháza. She graduated from different universities with distinction and she also took a pedagogical qualifying exam. She regularly gives master classes and is often invited to music events and competitions to be a member of national and international juries. Many of her students are regular first prize winners at both national and international competitions and they get into universities and attend guitar courses there. After graduation, most of them start their careers as guitar teachers in Hungary or abroad. As recognition of her successful work, she has been awarded several prizes. “We can say without exaggeration that she represents the highest standards of her profession at both basic and intermediate level, and not only on a national but also on an international scale. Her name has become a guarantee for success over the years. Her activities are characterized by precision and the transfer of high quality instrumental techniques and the knowledge of music. She teaches to love and respect the instrument, music and human values” – said József Eötvös, a Liszt Prize-winner guitar artist.

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LA VOLTA GUITAR ORCHESTRA conductor: JÜRGEN HÜBSCHER

LA VOLTA is a group of 6 to 8 young musicians aged 14 to 20 formed at the School of Music in Reinach (Basel-Country, Switzerland). They perform a most varied repertoire ranging from music of 16th, 17th and 18th centuries to the international folkmusic from Europe, Northamerica and Latinamerica and popular music (Ragtime, Choro, Bossa Nova etc).
Since its creation in 1984, LA VOLTA has built a strong reputation in Switzerland as well as abroad, particularly in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Danmark, Norway, Luxemburg, Austria, the Czech Republik, Poland, Hungary, Russia, Canada, USA, Costa Rica and Nicaragua where it has enchanted the reviewers as much as the audiences.The group has played in famous halls like the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Hamburg, Budapest., Basel, Zürich, and the Mozarteum Salzburg among others.
LA VOLTA has often been invited to several music festivals and specially guitar-festivals: Mikulov (Czech Republic), Esztergom (Hungary), Tychy (Poland) «Forum Gitarre» in Vienna, Bachgesellschaft Salzburg, Guitarfestival Berlin, «Welt der Gitarre» (Leverkusen,) Guitarfestivals Nürtingen and LiGiTa (Liechtenstein) Guitar Foundation of America Convention (Montreal/Canada) Guitar Festival Costa Rica and Nicaragua etc.
Seveveral CDs as well as many radio- and television recordings have the ensemble to be recognised by large audiences.

The founder and conductor of LA VOLTA Jürgen Hübscher is known to the public as a lute player who played as soloist and with his partners Paul Esswood (counter-tenor) and Bernhard Böhm (Recorder & Traverso). He also toured often as a member of the orchestra «Concentus Musicus Wien» under the direction of Nikolaus Harnoncourt with whom he works regulary at the Zürich Opera (Monteverdi-Zyklus, Oratorios and Operas by G. F. Händel). For 15 Years Jürgen Hübscher was a teacher for historical instruments of the lute and guitar-family at the «Hochschule für Musik» in Karlsruhe (Germany) and for 12 years he taught interpretation of early music at the «University Mozarteum» in Salzburg.

„The highlight this year was a concert with Ensemble La Volta. These wonderful young musicians and their charismatic leader Jürgen Hübscher gave us a program of remarkable diversity. Their performance showed great virtuosity regarding to rythm, technical difficulties and ensemble playing. But it was more than that. As a contrast to the many fast pieces we heard slow movements of profound beauty.  The music was fresh and told us wonderful stories. These stories were touching, full of joy, full of sadness – yes, full of humanity.”

(Tomas Krakowski)

PROGRAM

La Bikina  Ruben Fuentes 1926
El Potro & Valsa  trad. Venezuela
Al canaveral espeso  trad. Spain
Blanca Palomita / Visviri arriba  trad. Chile
Scarborough Fair & Greensleeves 16th.Century. England
Canarios Gaspar Sanz 1640-1710
Ballo & Saltarello S. Molinaro 1565-1634
La Folia Anon. 17th.Century
Paddy Whack & Mrs. Hannah trad. Ireland
Levi Jackson Rag Pat Shaw  1917-1977
Vino Tinto Fulgencio Garcia 1875-1945
La Partida Carlos Bonnet 1892-1983
Zwei Tarantellen trad. Italy
Värmlandsvisan trad. Sweden
Horo & Flying Bulgar trad. Bulgaria
Ukulele Rag Roy Smeck 1910-1994
Schottisch trad. Switzerland

The Instruments:

Primeguitars, Octaveguitar, Mandolins, Charangos, Ukulele,  Banjo,Psalterium, Baroque-Guitar,          Baroque-Mandolin, Cuatro Puertorricense, Pandora, Cavaquinho, Maracas, Castanets, Tamburine, Bread Knife, Shaker, Spoons, Triangel, Whistle, Cymbals, Brooms , Bells, Lotus Whistle

The Musicians:

Florin Bürgler, Yannick Gattlen, Jürgen Hübscher, Michel Kilcher, Lara Meisterhans, Harsh Panchal

Encores:

Heidis Rag (2:30)
Tico-Tico  (2:00)
Temperence Reel  (2:00) //

Venue: Kisfaludy Gallery Balatonfüred, Kisfaludy u. 1.

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