Agata Szymczewska (PL) & Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra

Music

At this season-closing concert, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra appear on stage with the young Polish violinist Agata Szymczewska.

Saturday 25 May 2019, 7:30 pm

Liszt Academy Grand hall

Budapest, VI. Liszt Ferenc tér 8.

Leo Weiner: Pastorale, Fantasy and Fugue

Mikołaj Górecki: Notturno for violin and chamber orchestra
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Liszt Ferenc: Hungarian Rhapsody, No. 2
Claude Debussy: String quartet - version for string orchestra

 

Agata Szymczewska – violin

Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra (concertmaster: Péter Tfirts)

At this season-closing concert, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra appear on stage with the young Polish violinist Agata Szymczewska, about whom The Times wrote: “She plays with a poise, authority and musical intelligence beyond her years, sounding at times like a fiery young Ida Haendel.” /Hilary Finch, „The Times”, London 14th October 2010/
The comparison to the grand dame of violinists is not unwarranted because both she and her compatriot have won the highly prestigious Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition – albeit with a 70-year gap between – and in both cases the win opened the door to fame for the artists. Agata Szymczewska has taken to the stage of the New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., London’s Wigmore Hall, Paris’s Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Sala São Paulo in Brazil. For this Liszt Academy recital, there is a performance of a piece by the highly influential Polish composer Henryk Górecki, who died in 2010, before which we have Leó Weiner’s opus Pastorale, Fantasia and Fugue, and the string orchestral arrangement of Debussy’s quartet.

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