Leszek Możdżer & Holland Baroque


Concert in the Pure Baroque series of the Liszt Academy

Thursday 16 February 2017, 7:30 pm

Zeneakadémia, Nagyterem

1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8.

Leszek Możdżer (piano)

Holland Baroque

The Polish pianist phenomenon Leszek Możdżer is one of the greatest characters of modern jazz in Europe. Hungary’s jazz connoisseurs have already come across him as a member of various bands and playing solo, for instance on the stage of the Liszt Academy. Holland Baroque, leading lights on the international early music scene, are similarly not unknown to Budapest audiences having played (with their hallmark ‘unbridled energy’) a selection of the Brandenburg Concertos in autumn 2014. Specialized in 17-18th century music, they have worked together with such distinguished figures of the historically informed practice as Emma Kirkby, Rachel Podger, Alexis Kossenko and Matthew Halls, although they are equally delighted to share a stage with musicians coming from other areas of music. They managed to ruffle the feathers of the more conservative music audiences in the company of Jacques Brel and jazz trumpet player Eric Vloeimans. It is impossible to say how many feathers will be ruffled by the concert series of Leszek Możdżer and Holland Baroque launching in February 2017 and making a stopover in Budapest, but it is virtually certain that the music of Bach – in one form or another – will resound around the walls of the Grand Hall.